How much is a falling object claim worth?
If you have been hurt as a result of a falling object, your claim could be worth several thousands of pounds. Find out how much your injury might be worth with our 30-second claims calculator, or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim falling object injury compensation?
We provide No Win No Fee injury compensation claims for around 98% of our customers. So you won't have to pay Claims Direct any money up front, as we will only get a fee when we win you rightful compensation, to make sure you are never left out of pocket.
Will I have to go to court for a falling object compensation claim?
In the vast majority of cases, falling object injuries will be settled between your Claims Direct lawyer and the ‘at fault' party's insurance company. Obviously, some compensation claim cases do end up in court, but this usually happens when someone has received a very serious injury or there is some dispute about who was at fault for your falling object injury.
Will I need a medical for my falling object compensation claim?
If you only received bruising at the time of the accident, then photographs will usually be enough, as long as you have eye-witnesses to the incident. But if you have suffered a more serious injury, such as broken bones or head injuries, an expert medical assessment of your injuries will be needed to give us the evidence we need to get you all of the compensation you deserve.
What sort of things can I claim for?
If you have been hit by a falling object and it was someone else's fault, you should be able to claim for all of the losses that were caused by the accident. That's why the things you might be able to claim for include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Medical expenses
Very few people can afford to pay for all of these losses themselves, and it's right that people get compensation for pain, suffering and trauma as the result of an accident that wasn't their fault. So if you have been hurt by a falling object, you owe it to yourself to claim the compensation you deserve.
What sort of falling object accident can I claim for?
Most falling object accidents happen in offices, factories and on construction sites; though in rare cases it is possible to be hurt by an object that falls from a window ledge or scaffolding when you are out in the street. The most common causes of falling object injuries are:
- Office injuries: where files, boxes or other heavy objects fall from high shelves
- Construction injuries: where heavy items fall from scaffolding or ladders
- Street injuries: where parts of a building fall on passers by due to poor installation or maintenance
In many cases, quite nasty head, back and shoulder injuries can result from these falling objects. So it is important to identify the source of the falling object as soon as you are able to, and to claim the compensation you deserve.
Who's to blame for my falling object injury?
Most falling object injuries occur in the workplace, and happen because risk assessments haven't been carried out, leading to:
- Unsafe working practices at height
- Unsafe storage of files and other heavy objects
So in cases where you have been hurt by a falling object in the workplace, we would expect to make a claim for you against your employer's Liability Insurance. If this has happened in a public place through no fault of your own, we would usually pursue a claim against the owner of the building that caused your injury. To find out more, talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.