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Fall from height claims solicitors
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury following a fall from height at work due to someone else’s negligence, then you are entitled to make a fall from height claim for compensation. To discuss pursuing a claim call us on 0161 696 6235.
Our accident at work solicitors represent victims and their families to get the compensation they rightfully deserve. Whether it’s a fall from a ladder at work or you have tripped down the stairs, we understand how a fall injury can affect your life, in particular, your day to day activities and our aim is to ensure that we secure you the maximum compensation you need to enable you to recover and potentially adapt to new circumstances. Submit your fall from height claim with Stephensons today.
Who is at risk? A fall from height or a fall at work in the UK can occur when protection has not been put in place or equipment is defective, causing a worker to fall. This can lead to death or a serious injury occurring.
Workers that are more at risk of falling from height are those whose roles involve the following:
- Work on ladders
- Work on scaffolding
- Work on a roof or at high levels
- Driving high sided vehicles with requirements to load and unload
- Driving cranes and other elevated vehicles
Personal injury - employer’s responsibility
Your employer has a legal duty to keep you safe whilst you are at work. They need to ensure that protective measures are in place to reduce the risk of an injury occurring.
Our claims specialists will investigate whether your employer has complied with their legal responsibilities; such obligations can include:
- Failure to carry out an adequate risk assessment
- Failure to provide adequate supervision
- Failure to provide any adequate training
- Failure to provide suitable work equipment
For more information about pursuing a fall from height claim for compensation please call us on 0161 696 6235 and a member of our team will guide you through the process.
Fall from height claims
Unfortunately, falls at work in the UK do happen. This can be for a variety of reasons including safety equipment not been cared for correctly, not been given the right training and not having done a risk assessment correctly. A fall from height can lead to devastating injuries or even death. Our expert Legal 500 recommended personal injury solicitors can help you or a loved one get the compensation you are entitled to after a fall at work in the UK. If you bring a fall from height claim against your employer they cannot dismiss you and you don’t have to worry about the financial impact on the company as they will have insurance to cover this. If you do end up losing your job or find you have problems at work after bringing a claim, speak to our employment lawyers.
Fall at work UK claim examples
We have worked on a number of successful fall from height claims for a number of clients across the number of industries. Here is one case study where we helped an employee gain a significant amount of compensation after a fall at work.
Labourer awarded over £200,000 for serious fall at work
Our client was working as a labourer on a building site and was asked to work on scaffolding, at height, without adequate training or assistance from colleagues. Our client lost his footing whilst carrying heavy materials up a ladder, causing him to fall and suffer serious injuries to his heels and ankles. He was awarded £225,000 in compensation.
Client awarded £150,000 for fall from height
Whilst at work working on a ladder which was not secured, our client fell and broke his ankle which required ankle fusion surgery. Liability was admitted with contributory negligence being alleged. The client was unable to work and is at some disadvantage on the open labour market. We successfully settled the claim in the sum of £150,000 on a 100% non-fault basis.
Fall from height claims FAQS
Can I make a fall from height claim if I suffer injuries at work?
If you suffer an injury from a fall at work, that was not your fault, such as falling down the stairs at work, then it may be possible to make a fall at work claim. Our expert accident at work solicitors will listen to your story during a free no-obligation consultation and ascertain whether you have a legal claim or not.
If we think you have a fall from height claim, we will get in touch with your employer and see if they will accept responsibility for the incident. If appropriate, we will try and secure an interim payment to ensure any medical care can be paid for and that your expenses are covered if you have been unable to work.
The next stage will be to gather evidence from a number of experts such as medical professionals and health and safety specialists. The information given by these experts will help us calculate how much compensation we will ask for. We will then negotiate the claim with your employer and aim to keep it out of court if possible.
Can I make a fall from height claim if for someone who was killed?
Yes, if a loved one is killed in a fall from height at work then it is possible to bring fall from height claims on their behalf. As with all personal injury claims, there is a three-year window that starts from the date of the accident to bring a claim, so don’t delay, contact our expert solicitors today on 0161 696 6235.
How much compensation will I get for a fall from height claim?
As with all accident at work cases, the amount of compensation you will get depends on a number of factors including:
- Loss of earnings
- The seriousness of your injury
- The impact it has had on your life
- Out of pocket expenses
- The kind of treatment or rehabilitation will be needed in the future to help your recovery
In what circumstances can I make a fall from height claim?
From a fall from a ladder at work, to falling down the stairs at work, a fall at work can have a devastating impact on a person’s health and wellbeing, even years after the incident occurred. If you are living with an injury that is a result of a fall at work, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A fall from height claim can be made if you have had a fall at work that is a result of medical negligence by your employer. If you have fallen because the correct safety procedures weren’t in place or you haven’t had adequate training for the job in hand, then your employer could well be responsible, and the incident will need to be investigated.
How much do Stephensons charge clients for a fall from height claim?
At Stephensons, we operate fall from height claims on a no win no fee basis, so would urge you to get in contact with a member of our personal injury team, who can look further into your fall at work and let you know how much you can expect to pay to pursue your claim.
To find out if you have a case, contact your experienced accident at work solicitors today on 0161 696 6235.
Accident at Work - My Experience by Keith Brown
Keith Brown shares his experience after an accident at work resulted in a serious injury, not only did the injury lead to Keith taking time off work but it also meant he would never be able to return to a similar role in the future. Keith talks about the accident and also discusses how he found working with Stephensons to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.
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