Fall From Height Compensation Claims
If you have fallen from height in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact our solicitors on 0800 342 3206 to learn more.
Fall from height claims often arises following very serious injuries such as broken bones, paralysis, and sometimes death.
A fall from height can happen anywhere; in a supermarket, at work, or in a local park. In any case, if the accident was not your fault, it is possible to make a claim.
Health and safety measures
The workplace is the most likely setting in which you will have a fall from a height. Because of this, the Health and Safety Executive has rigorous regulations in place which employers must abide by in order to prevent this kind of accident.
Common fall from height claims come about because there has been defective work equipment in the form of scaffolding; falls from ladders; falling with no harnesses used; falling from machinery and falling from unsafe roofs. Within the construction industry, falling from height is a common risk.
Employers have a duty to protect you from falls
Every employer is bound by the law to provide a safe working environment for its staff. There have to be certain health risk assessments and recordings in accident books to help monitor the safety of the working environment. Legally your employer must also have insurance.
Employers sometimes fail to comply with the regulations set out by the HSE. If you have fallen from a height and experienced injuries as a result of the negligence of your employer then you may be able to file for compensation.
HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?
At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.
A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the meeting you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.
A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.TRY THE ONLINE ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
Making your fall from height claim with Jefferies Solicitors
Your fall may have led to you being unable to work or carry out normal everyday tasks. It may also have resulted in you being severely incapacitated. Either way, the law seeks to compensate for those injuries.
Jefferies Solicitors works on a no win, no fee basis, so you will get 100% of the compensation awarded if you are successful. Falls from height accidents must have occurred within the last 3 years and it must be demonstrable that a third party was at fault for your injury.
Other Types of Accident At Work Claims
At Jefferies, our personal injury solicitors deal with a wide range of types of accidents at work, not just fall from height claims. These include office accidents, construction accidents and defective work equipment claims. If you’ve been injured at work in another kind of accident, feel free to contact us as we may be able to help you.
Start your compensation claim with Jefferies Solicitors today. You can either call us free on 0800 342 3206 or enquire online and one of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your potential personal injury claim in more detail, on an informal and confidential basis.
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