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Falls from Height Claims

Falls from Height Claims

Inevitably there is an element of risk associated with many occupations, but some workers are subject to a greater chance of harm due to the nature of their career. Working at height is a feature of many industrial occupations, and is unfortunately the leading cause of fatalities among work place accidents.

Despite the attempt to sufficiently reduce the risk through the introduction of various regulations in an attempt to monitor safety standards, 29% of work place fatalities were caused by an employee falling from a height. If you believe a breach of these safeguards resulted in you sustaining an injury you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim. To speak to a solicitor who specialises in falls from height claims call 0845 050 1958, alternatively please complete the online claim assessment.

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Take our free assessment to find out if you have a fall from height claim, or call us on 0333 331 5441.

Common Causes of Falls from Height Claims

Last year 567,000 working days were lost due to injuries sustained by employees falling from a great height, which invariably impacts not only on the business, but also on the health and financial well-being of the injured employees. The most common causes of falls from a height in the work place were as follows

• Inadequate equipment such as ladders;
• Unstable scaffolding;
• Defective or fragile roofs;
• Open edges without a safety barrier;
• Falls from machinery.

Legally, under the Health & Safety Act 1974 employers are required carry out regular risk assessments, ensuring all the precautionary steps are in place in order to minimise the risk posed to workers. The Work at Height Regulations was specifically introduced to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height, calling for employers to ensure work is planned properly and undertaken by qualified professionals.

Our qualified team of solicitors are dedicated to helping you or a loved one receive the help and support you need following a fall from a height. We pride ourselves on our professional and compassionate approach working closely with the injured party securing a settlement tailored to their individual needs.

You should not let financial concerns dissuade yourself from pursing a fall from height claim as we pursue all cases on a no win no fee basis, removing any financial risk posed to our clients.

Contact a Specialist in Accidents at Work Claims

For further information regarding falls from height claims please don’t hesitate to contact Farleys’ expert personal injury team on 0333 331 4802.

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