Falls from Height Compensation Claims
Falls from height occur most commonly in construction, warehousing, factories, and office buildings. Falls will often involve:
- Flights of stairs
- Ceiling and roofing
We handle claims ranging in severity from falls resulting in minor injuries to those that can be life changing or tragically accidents involving fatalities. Acording to The Health and Safety Executive falls from height are the biggest killer in the workplace.
Recent Case Wins
- Carrs work injury solicitors win £41K for goods driver who fell from vehicle
- Carrs Solicitors win a worker case after appealing against the Manchester County Court decision
The Work at Height Regulations (2005) were put in place to attempt to prevent such accidents happening and apply to all work at height where the distance of a potential fall is such that a fall is liable to cause personal injury. Pursuant to these Regulations duty holders must ensure those involved in work at height are competent, that all work at height is properly planned and organised (the Regulations require that work should not be carried out at height where this can be avoided with reasonable practicability); the risks from work at height are assessed and appropriate work equipment is selected and used; and the equipment for work is properly inspected and maintained.
Unfortunately many employers fail to appreciate the extent of their responsibilities under the Regulations and leave employees to their own devices. If you have suffered a fall from height at work that could have been avoided, we can advise you as to the legal merits of pursuing a compensation claim for your injuries and resultant financial loss.
Making a Claim
Carrs Solicitors act for clients throughout England and Wales and have the considerable experience in successfully recovering damages for clients who have sustained fall injuries whilst working at height. We act on a no win, no fee basis so thee are no up frnt payments and only acontribution tp be made from damages if the claim succeeds.
We offer free initial legal advice and home visits with no obligation to go ahead. We provide expert solicitor representation to ensure that your case is prepared and presented on the basis of our hard won experience to greatest chance of success.