Accidents caused by falling from a height are all too common, but if you have been injured and it wasn't your fault, you could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. As an employee, you should expect to work in a safe environment and there are laws and regulations in place to ensure your safety. Unfortunately, some employers fail to follow legal guidelines and accidents still occur.
Due to the fact that falling from a height happens so often, the government has implemented regulations to make working at heights safer.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 states employers must:
- Ensure workers do not work from a height if it can be avoided
- Give employees adequate and appropriate equipment, such as harnesses, if they must work from a height
- Minimise the distance from the ground, and the risk of injury if working from a height cannot be avoided
- Ladders should be secured permanently into position before an employer steps onto it
- Portable ladders should be anti-slip and sufficiently secured for the duration of use
Falling from a height can have devastating results, leaving victims vulnerable to head injuries, broken bones and lacerations. These, and other injuries may impact heavily on your life and can result in long-term unemployment, disability and emotional distress. Don't suffer in silence, contact us and see how Falls from Heights Claims can help you get compensation to cover essential costs.
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Are you unable to work and, as a result, finding it difficult to keep on top of bills? Perhaps you have suffered emotional trauma because of your accident and don't know which way to turn? We know that each client has very different needs, which is why we listen to your concerns and work with you to discover the best route of action for your individual situation. With our help, you can claim compensation to cover medical costs and bills that have accrued during your time off work.
Why Choose Clearwater Solictors?
From the moment you contact us, you will realise that we are a very different kind of legal firm. After an initial consultation you will be assigned a solicitor who will remain your point of contact throughout the entire process. Our personal approach extends to home-visits and the arrangement of meetings at a location of your choice, at a time which is most convenient for you.
At this troubling time, you have enough to worry about, which is why we make things so much easier by providing a no win, no fee claims system, making our services available to all. Not sure where to start? Call one of our advisers for a free initial consultation and discover just how much you could claim.
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