Falling From a Height Compensation Claims

What is a Fall from Height?

Many people, as part of their daily working lives, are required to work from a height. Any employer who is responsible for an employee who works from height at any point in their role is required to ensure that strict health and safety standards are applied at all time, in order to protect the employee from the risk of falling.

However, sometimes things can go wrong and it may be that your employer has been negligent in their duties to keep you safe. Your employer may supply you with inappropriate equipment, such as the wrong height of ladder. Scaffolding that you are asked to work on may be unstable. You may be required to work on roofs with fragile or unstable tiles. You may be required to work on machinery which can be very high and which doesn’t have any guard rails. Or stairs that you are working on may be defective.

Obviously, the injuries that can be sustained from any fall from height can be extremely serious and can sadly result in death.

What may I be entitled to if I have been involved in a Fall from Height at Work?

The dedicated team of solicitors at T G Baynes will always work hard to get you the compensation you are entitled to. It is understandable that whilst no amount of money will relieve the hurt and pain of the injuries you received from being involved in a fall from height whilst at work, any settlement you receive is able to go towards paying any private medical bills you may have incurred, expenses you’ve gathered from going to and from hospital appointments as a result of the accident, as well as any loss of earnings, both in the past and in the future.

Due to the unique nature of a fall from height claim, it is hard to give an exact figure of what you may be entitled to, but your T G Baynes solicitor will be able to give you further information as your claim progresses.

How do I make a Fall from Height at Work Compensation claim?

To make a claim for a fall from height whilst you are at work you will need to start it within three years of being injured, but we do suggest that you contact us as soon as is reasonably

possible after your accident, as from our experience we will often need to gather a large amount of evidence which can sometimes take time. T G Baynes’ expert team of solicitors will meet with you and gather all facts and evidence relating to your accident. We understand that it may be difficult for you to go over the details of the incident on numerous occasions, which is why we take as much detail from you as we can when we first meet you. Once all the facts have been provided, we will guide you through the process of making a fall from height claim and advise what we can do on your behalf to ensure your claim is successful. Our team of solicitors will listen to your needs and concerns, advising you of the most appropriate process to follow to ensure the right result for you, whilst ensuring you are given all the facts you need to make informed decisions about your claim.

T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases. To make an appointment, please call any of our offices on 020 8301 7777 /  01689 886000 / 01322 295555 /or email info@tgbaynes.com