Fall from Height Claims

Falls from height in the workplace happen too often, particularly in the construction industry. If you’ve been injured in a fall at work, get in touch and see how First4Lawyers can help.

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Falls from height were the most common cause of deaths in workers (RIDDOR, 2013/14 - 2017/18, pdf) – with an average of 37 deaths per year.  The highest number of non-fatal injuries in 2017/18 occurred in the construction industry.

Causes of falls from height

Let’s face it, if you fall from a height, the probability of being injured is high.  Even a fall of two metres can result in serious injury. 

Places where falls at work are common:

  • Working on ladders
  • Raised platforms
  • Plant and machinery
  • Stairways
  • Roofs or rooflights
  • Scaffolding and gantries
  • Warehouse racking

Why should I make a claim?

Under the  Work at Height Regulations 2005 employers are required to make sure work is properly planned to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height.

The law requires employers and self-employed contractors to assess the risk from work at height, then organise and plan the work so it is carried out safely.

If they have failed to do that, they have failed in their duty of care to you.

Making a claim not only makes an employer aware of their negligence, it can also compensate you for your injuries, as well as loss of earning and out of pocket expenses.

It can make the difference between a lot of worry and stress or allowing yourself the time to make a full recovery. More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

We’re here to help you identify whether you have grounds for a claim to begin with. Our specialist solicitors will then guide you through the process from start to finish, taking the strain when it comes to leg work, documentation and building a case.

How much compensation will I receive?

Injuries suffered due to a fall from height can vary enormously.  Our compensation calculator can give you an idea of the figures awarded, but each case is assessed individually.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period in which you can claim, from the date of the accident but get in touch with us, as there are a few exceptions to this.

I want to know more – what should I do next?

It’s easy – just get in touch and tell us about your accident.  We’ll assess whether you have likely grounds for a claim.  A consultation is free of charge and you are under no obligation to proceed unless you are happy to do so.

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