Falls from a height are an all too common type of workplace accident that can cause serious, life-long injuries and occasional fatalities. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 were brought into force to address the number and frequency of serious injuries sustained in the workplace as a result of this type of accident. These regulations seek to create both safer working environments to mitigate the likelihood of falls from heights occurring, as well as a more efficient means of claiming compensation for workers who have sustained injuries and incurred financial and personal losses as a result of this type of accident.
At Miller Samuel Hill Brown, our Personal Injury Claims Solicitors provide professional legal advice and specialist representation for personal injury claims resulting from accidents sustained while working at height.
The Work at Height Regulations require an employer to do all that is reasonable to eliminate the need for an employee to work at height, for example, by providing alternative working conditions or by adapting the working environment. An employee should not be required to perform tasks at height unless it is necessary. In which case, the employer is obliged to undertake a risk assessment and accordingly provide the necessary training and equipment to mitigate the possible risk of injury.
If your employer has breached their duty to provide safe working conditions by failing to undertake consistent and regular risk assessments, failing to provide essential training, support and supervision and by creating a dangerous working environment for employees, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. If you have sustained an injury as a result of a fall from a height, contact our team of Personal Injury Solicitors for specialist legal advice and support.
Although all industry sectors have the potential to expose workers to risks, certain working environments and jobs place employees in greater danger of sustaining injury. In many cases, these incidents are avoidable and are instead the result of an employer failing to protect workers properly.
The amount of compensation you will be entitled to is specific to the injuries you have sustained and the circumstances of the accident. Our team of specialist Personal Injury Solicitors will assess the details of your case and advise you of the approximate value of your claim. We will build a robust case on your behalf and establish the failings that led to your injury. We will work to ensure you are compensated for the full financial and personal losses you have suffered as a result of your injury.
At Miller Samuel Hill Brown, we have Scotland’s top experts managing our Personal Injury claims. Our Quality Standard Regulated solicitors offer a personalised approach and work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered an injury in the last three years as a result of a fall from height at work, contact our specialist Personal Injury Solicitors today on 0141 221 1919 or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back at a convenient time for you.