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.
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 experience needed to successfully recover damages for clients who have sustained injuries. If you have been injured in a fall from height at work, contact the specialist work accident lawyers at Carrs Solicitors. We specialise in no win, no fee falls from height accident claims.
Our solicitors will happily offer free legal advice at a no obligation consultation, giving you all the information you will need to make an informed decision about your claim. We would always advise you to talk to a specialist workplace accident solicitor before deciding if you need to take further action.