Falls & Work at Height Compensation Claims

Working at any height can be dangerous and even falling a short distance can lead to a serious injury.

Falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injuries at work in the UK. In addition, many employees suffer serious personal injury at work as a result of falling relatively short distances.

Many jobs will involve some requirement to work at height even if this simply involves cleaning the tops of cupboards, removing stock from shelves or even changing a light bulb.

All employees are protected by the provisions of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 which identify steps employers must take to ensure a safe systems and prevent accidents at work.

This includes the provision of appropriate equipment to allow safe work at height and appropriate training on how to use the equipment correctly. Any task which requires work at height should be subject to a risk assessment which identifies the measures which should be taken to allow work to be undertaken safely and to reduce the risk of personal injury.

An employer should also provide personal protective equipment to ensure that the risk of personal injury arsing from a fall at work is minimised. This may include items such as a safety harness and helmet.

If you have sustained injury at work as a result of a slip, trip or fall, you may be entitled to recover personal injury compensation. At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing compensation claims arising from accidents at work.

All accident claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.