Falls from height
Employers which require their employees to work at heights are expected to provide adequate safety and training measures to ensure that the risk of falls is minimised.
Falls from height whilst in the workplace are, unfortunately, all too common in a number of industries, including those working in construction, scaffolding, maintenance and warehousing. These falls are often caused by a lack of proper safety procedures or equipment.
A fall from height in the workplace can lead to serious injury and even death, with devastating consequences for the victim and their family. Where an employee has been injured or killed following a fall from height, they and their family may be entitled to compensation.
Expert lawyers in fall from height claims
Every employer has an obligation to their workers who may be at risk of a fall from height. They are required to ensure that:
- Employees are fully trained and made aware of the risks of working at height
- Employees are provided with the correct safety equipment, such as safety harnesses or barriers
- Employees are not made to work in unsafe areas, such as on fragile or slippery surfaces and, where possible, the employer should examine the possibility of completing as much work as possible at ground level
If you or a member of your family has suffered a fall from height at work and these requirements have not been met, we could help you to claim compensation.
Falls from height experts
At Irwin Mitchell we have a team of expert lawyers with expert knowledge of claims following a fall from height at work.
As one of the UK's leading law firms for industrial accidents, we can provide you with excellent levels of support and commitment to your fall from work claim.
We have used our experience and expertise to help a wide range of people who have been injured following a fall at work, securing compensation to help them and their families come to terms with their injuries and their aftermath.
So if you or a member of your family has suffered a fall from height at work, complete our claims form or call 0800 313 4748 for a FREE no obligation consultation.
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