How much is a fall from height claim worth?
If you have been hurt as a result of a fall from height at work, your claim could be worth several thousands of pounds. Find out how much your injury might pay out with our 30-second claims calculator, or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim fall from height injury compensation?
Absolutely not. We provide No Win No Fee injury compensation claims for around 98% of our customers. So you won't ever have to pay Claims Direct any money up front, as we will only get a fee when we win you rightful compensation. This is your guarantee that you will never be left out of pocket.
Will I have to go to court for a fall from height compensation claim?
Falls from height injuries can be incredibly serious. In fact, there are around 50 deaths a year in the UK caused by this type of accident. So it's possible that a compensation claim could end up in court. Having said that, in most cases where you have suffered a high fall in the workplace, your compensation claim will be settled between your Claims Direct lawyer and your employer's liability insurance company.
Will I need a medical for my falling from height claim?
Sadly, in most cases, a fall from height will cause serious injuries that can have lasting effects. These include:
So while there will probably be hospital records following a fall from height, we will usually have you examined by a specialist to establish the extent of your injuries, and the chances of a full recovery. This helps us to ensure that we claim for all of the compensation you will both need and deserve.
What sort of things can I claim for?
If you have suffered a fall from height in the workplace – or if you need to claim for a relative who has been killed or seriously injured - you should be able to claim for all of the losses 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
- Alterations to your home
- Nursing care
So if you or a relative have been hurt by a fall from height in the workplace, you owe it to yourself and your family to claim the compensation you need and deserve.
What sort of fall from height can I claim for?
Many people are forced to work at heights in order to make a living, so it's essential that your employer makes sure that every safety measure possible is taken to keep you safe. The most common fall from height accidents happen to:
- People who work using ladders: often in the construction or roofing trades
- People who work on scaffolding: in the construction and demolition trades
- Anyone working at heights: on everything from cranes to cherry pickers
Unfortunately, falls from height can cause a wide variety of injuries that can have life-changing consequences. That's why it is essential to start a claim for the compensation you are entitled to within three years of the accident.
Who's to blame for my falling from height injury?
Your employer has a duty of care to make sure that you are kept safe in the workplace. That means ensuring that where you can't work at a safe height, you are properly trained, and are using these safety measures wherever possible:
- Safety lines
- Safety harnesses
- Scaffolding built by competent people
- Guard rails
So if you have been hurt by a fall from height in the workplace and proper safety procedures weren't followed, equipment was unsafe, or you haven't been trained to work safely at height, your employer is probably responsible for your injuries. To find out more and start your claim today, talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.