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Falls from height are a huge contributor to injuries in the workplace.

Work accidents involving a person falling from height are actually the single biggest reason for fatalities in the workplace. They contribute hugely to serious injury in the workplace, contributing considerably towards people having to stay off work sick.

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Falls From Height Claims

Peter Russell – Managing Director of Specialist Accident Claim Solicitors Russell Worth

If you have fallen from height at work and have injured yourself then you could be entitled to receive personal injury compensation. If you were a dependent of someone who unfortunately has deceased because of a fall at work (or any other accident for the matter) then you could also be entitled to compensation.

Call us on 0800 028 2060 or complete our Online Claim Assessment.

Work at height regulations 2005

The governments Work at height Regulations 2005, which were originally developed in 2005 and have since been amended, intend to protect people who work at height, ranging from someone who fits windows into sky-scrapers to an office worker who needs to change a light-bulb.

Reasons for falls from height at work

Employers’ responsibility

When it comes to working from height, it is the duty of your employer to ensure that the environment and the equipment you use are fit for purpose. A chair on wheels is not a safe piece of equipment to use to gain access to anything at height but often people use them because there is no alternative provided by the employer.

For any work that is to be done at height a risk assessment needs to be carried out repeatedly before and during the works that are being completed. As the environment around the works changes so too can the risk so it is important that this is considered.

Having employees properly trained to work at height is extremely important. Without this they will be ill equipped to tackle these types of jobs in a safe manner. This includes the type of equipment that can be used in any instance along with a firm understanding of how weather can change the conditions and risks associated with a job.

Wherever possible, it is important that an employer does not ask an employee to work at height unless it is absolutely necessary.

If working at height cannot be avoided then wherever possible the risk of falling should be minimised: using a mobile platform machine is preferable over a ladder for example and whatever the job, the equipment used should reduce the distance that a person will fall should the worst happen.

Russell Worth’s take on falling from height claims

We are an experienced personal injury solicitors with a Law Society accreditation and a solid history in this field since 1997.

We will go through your case with you personally and get you the maximum compensation award for your injuries. We will work on a No Win No Fee basis, giving you the reassurance that we will do everything we can to win your case.

Free Claim Assessment

If you have been injured and would like a free Claim Assessment so that you can discover your rights, please call us now on 0800 028 2060 or complete our Online Claim Assessment.

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Fantastic Company. I was given the details of Russell Worth Solicitors from the National Accident Helpline. I would absolutely recommend Russell Worth and in particular Natasha Guest who dealt with my claim. Nothing was too much trouble, Natasha was understanding, sympathetic and also every efficient. My claim was settled much faster than I had anticipated with a very good outcome for myself. I was very pleased with the fantastic service and help that I received from day one.

— Mary Griffin

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