In 2008/09, over 4,000 employees suffered a serious injury due to a fall from height, according to the Health and Safety Executive.
In the construction industry, falls from height are one of the major causes of fatal and serious work related accidents. But they are not limited to this industry; offices, warehouses or in fact, any premise can be hazardous if proper precautions are not taken. If you have been the victim of an accident at work involving a fall from height, you should seek advice straight away, and the experts at Bell Lax can help you get a claim underway swiftly.
Working at Height: Employers’ Obligations
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 mean employers, contractors and building owners must ensure that all work at height is properly organised, that appropriate work and safety equipment, such as guards and harnesses, are used and regularly inspected, that those involved in the work are competent and that risks are adequately managed. If it is possible to avoid carrying out a particular job from ground level, then an alternative should be employed.
As an employee or subcontractor, you have a right to be protected from all risks that could lead to a fall from height accident. Even if you are self employed, the person or organisation that has hired your services might owe you a duty to ensure your safety whilst working at height on their premises. If you have suffered injury or have lost a loved one in a fall from height accident, and you feel someone else is to blame, you could be entitled to compensation.
At times like these, you need the very best support and guidance from your legal representatives and at Bell Lax, you are guaranteed just that.
Your Fall from Height Claim: Every Aspect Expertly Handled
When you ask Bell Lax to take care of your case, you will find there is very little you have to do. You will have to attend a medical assessment, which we’ll arrange for you and from time to time we will write to you to advise you and take your instructions. You can leave the worrying to us as we have dealt with thousands of cases and are used to gathering evidence, dealing with correspondence and handling settlement negotiations.
If your accident has resulted in the need for medical treatment then we might be able to help arrange this for you. We understand how serious accidents can impact on a victim’s life and that of their family, and that’s why we try and make sure there are no further burdens placed on you during your claim. We’ll fight hard to make sure you are adequately compensated, including receiving lifetime payments should you need ongoing care because of your injuries.
Call Today for an Immediate Decision on Your Case
If you’ve suffered a fall from height injury, or know someone who has, give us a call today. When you entrust your case to the experts at Bell Lax, you’ll know straight away that you are in the best hands. During your first call we’ll let you know immediately whether you have a valid claim and if you do, we’ll get things started there and then.