A fall from a height is the most common cause of death and serious injury in the workplace, accounting for 29% of fatal injuries to workers in 2014, according to the Health and Safety Executive. It is essential your employer has safety measures in place to reduce the risk of such incidents. If they have failed to do this, and it contributed to an accident involving you or a loved one, then you could be entitled to compensation.
At Lupton Fawcett, our team of dedicated personal injury solicitors are on hand to provide advice and support during the claims process, and we will help you get the compensation you deserve. To speak to a lawyer, call 0333 323 5292 today. If you can’t make it to a phone right now, fill in our get in touch form to the right-hand side of this page and we will get back to you shortly.
Common areas involved in falls
Falls can happen in many industries , but the highest risk is on those that work in construction or engineering or roofers, window cleaners and warehouse operatives.Situations which can result in an injury include:
- Falling from scaffolding
- Falling from a ladder
- Stacking shelves at a height
- Falling down a lift shaft or flight of stairs
- Working on a roof
- Falling from avehicle
An employer’s responsibility
No matter what industry you work in, working at height places employees at significant risk of a fall, which can lead to broken bones, severe head injuries and, in extreme circumstances, can prove fatal. It is vital that those in charge of a workplace are aware of Health and Safety Executive regulations that help to ensure that everyone is kept safe.
This includes carrying out a risk assessment on the dangers of working at a height, providing adequate training, instruction and supervision, and ensuring that equipment is suitable and safe to work with.
If you believe your injury was caused due to the negligence of an employer, you should speak to Lupton Fawcett today to find out if you are eligible for damages.
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Injuries sustained from a fall can have a significant effect on a person’s life, making it important that you speak to an expert to see if compensation can be awarded to help you with any financial issues that might have become apparent. Our team will help you through all the stages of making a claim to ensure that you have a full understanding of how to succeed.
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