An out of court settlement has recently been agreed for a stage manager who suffered life changing spinal injuries after a fall while at work in a Soho Theatre.
To find out about making a work injury compensation claim call us at Imperium Law on 0800 633 5730.
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Ms P was acting as the stage manager for the Headlong Theatre production of Boys in 2012, when she fell through a backstage door and dropped 3 metres to the floor. She suffered a permanent injury to her spine and she has been left wheelchair bound.
The accident happened when Ms P, who was working to prepare for a matinee performance, went to find an employee to help her with the theatre's lighting controls. After climbing a spiral staircase she opened a door at the top, immediately in front of her was a black curtain which she step through into open air and she plummeted to the floor.
There was no warning signs to alert her to the danger, and was injured because of the theatre's breach of Health and Safety regulations.
A claim was made to compensation her for the catastrophic spinal injuries she suffered.
After 2 years of negotiation a settlement was recently reached in the amount of £3.7 million, which is one of the largest ever payouts for a theatre accident in the UK.
If you have suffered an injury after a fall from height at work, seek legal advice to find out if you can make a claim.
Working at height.
If you are required to work at height by your employer, you should be provided with the right equipment and training on how to correctly position and use the ladders and scaffolding you have been given.
If for example you have been asked to work stacking high shelves but had to use a chair or a table because ladders are not provided, your employer is in breach of Health and Safety Regulations.
If you fell from height and were injured, and the accident was caused by your employer's negligence and the failure to follow Health and Safety guidelines you may have a valid claim for compensation.
Making a fall from height claim.
- As soon as you have an accident ensure that it is correctly written up and logged in the company accident book, this way you have a record of the incident.
- Contact an injury solicitor early to ensure that the claims procedure is correctly followed from the start as this can greatly increase your chances of success.
- You will need to have a medical examination to prove you were harmed and to document the extent of the injuries sustained.
- You have three years from when you fell to make a claim, as there are claim limit times to adhere to you must act before the cut off date.
For legal advice following a fall speak to one of our injury lawyers on 0800 633 5730, or alternatively fill in our contact form and we'll call you back.