According to the Health and Safety Executive falls from height are the largest cause of workplace injury and fatality in the UK.
If you are a worker who has suffered an injury after falling, seek legal advice by calling 0800 633 5730.
Workers injured in a fall may be entitled to claim compensation if the fall was due to employer negligence or health and safety failings.
According to HSE statistics there were 2522 height related falls at work in the period 2012 to 2013.
Those industries in which workers are most prone to falling include construction, transport & storage and wholesale & retail.
Falls from ladders are the most common followed by falls from machinery, platforms, stairs, false ceilings, scaffolding and warehouse racking.
HSE statistical analysis of injury figures from the food and drink industry show that falls from height result in around 80 major injuries each year which included broken bones and fractured skulls.
If you work at height and were injured in a fall that was not your fault, contact a compensation solicitor at Imperium Law to find out if you are entitled to make a claim.
How high up is considered ‘working at height’?
If a family member has been killed in a fall at work you maybe able to claim compensation. call 0800 633 5730 for legal advice
According to the Work at Height Regulations 2005, working at ‘height’ applies to any situation from standing on a chair to change a lightbulb to being hundreds of meters off the ground cleaning the windows of a tower block.
Many falls are caused because safe access has not been provided for the task required at height. In the UK all employers are required to make risk assessments and correctly manage the risk of all operations requiring work to be carried out at height. If they fail in their duty of care to their employees, they can be held liaible and prosecuted.
Employers should eliminate the risk of falling by provide training and safety equipment to those employees who are required to work at height.
Common workplace falls:
- Falls from ladders.
- Falls from machines.
- Falls through roofs.
- Falls through roof lights.
- Falls from scaffolding.
- Falls from warehouse racking.
If you have fallen at work our specialist injury compensation team can investigate your case to find the evidence needed to prove your claim.
We can get you a payout for your:
pain & suffering.
loss of income.
ongoing medical care.