Making a claim after a fall from height
Falling from a height is a terrifying experience and can have a huge impact on both your physical and mental wellbeing.
Not only do the injuries affect your health and personal life, they can also have a financial impact which could extend to your family and friends. Your entire world can change from one terrible event. That's why we're proud of the work we do, helping people like you make a personal injury claim and take the first steps towards a complete recovery, in all areas of your life.
We can help you understand if you have a compensation claim for your fall, over the phone and for free on.
During your call with one of our friendly, legally trained advisors, you're under no obligation to claim.
However, we can connect you to one of our specialist solicitors as soon as you're ready to start your claim. And, if you are still recovering from your injury, we can put you in contact with one of our expert physiotherapists so the recovery process can begin as soon as possible.
Are you eligible for compensation?
The simplest way to know if you're eligible for compensation is to give us a call on. We’ll listen to your experience and give you an answer in the time it takes to make a cup of tea.
However, if you're not ready to contact us, that’s okay too; there are some simple ways to tell if your claim is likely to be valid. Generally, successful compensation claims are for accidents that happened within the last three years, resulted in injury and were somebody else's fault.
If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible to make a claim, there’s more information on our ‘are you eligible’ page.
Claiming against your employer
There are clear regulations outlined by the Government regarding your safety while working at height – the further you are from ground level, the more dangerous your working conditions – and most employers take these risks very seriously.
By law your employer is actually required to take action to make sure you are safe at work. This includes carrying out the necessary risk assessments and providing the correct training under The Work at Height Regulations 2005 act.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 means that, regardless of what industry you work in, if your job involves working at height, then your employer must make sure you are trained to safely carry out the task.
If they've failed to maintain a safe environment for you or provide the correct training and you've suffered an injury, then we can help you make a claim. You’re not to blame for your injury, and you shouldn’t be left out of pocket, or in pain, without the compensation you deserve.
You may have a concern that making a claim for your fall at work will have a negative impact on your employer. This is a fairly common worry, but it’s grounded on a common misconception that the business you work for will actually be paying the money.
Your employer is legally required to have insurance to cover any compensation you receive from your claim. This means you don't need to worry about your employer being out of pocket – they’re not the ones paying the settlement, so it won’t have a dramatic effect on their finances.
You can read more about claiming against your employer here.
Jobs with a risk of falls
There are clearly going to be some professions and tasks that are more at risk than others when it comes to falls from height. But that doesn’t mean that if you work at a desk for the majority of your job for example, that you could never make a fall from height claim.
If for whatever reason you were working at height, were not provided with the correct training or support to be doing that task and fell and injured yourself – then regardless of your job title, it’s likely you’ll have a compensation claim.
Below is a list of some professions we know to be at risk of falls from height. If you work in any of these occupations, your employer should be taking precautionary and preventative steps to keep you safe in the workplace and to adhere to the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
- Construction workers
- Window cleaners and installers
- Warehouse operatives
- Sales assistants and stock takers
Types of falls from height
Below are some examples of the causes of fall from height claims, but even if your accident type isn't listed below, it's likely we can still help. You can contact us onfor free to find out how we can help.
You may have fallen from scaffolding because it was incorrectly constructed, or didn’t have the correct safety railings – something that can cause serious injuries. If you'd like more information on scaffolding accident claims, you can visit our scaffolding accidents page here.
Ladder falls & warehouse steps
Your fall might have been caused due to a poorly maintained ladder or unsuitable warehouse steps, that you use as part of your job. If the ladder or steps you were using were broken or missing the correct anti-slip protection, and you fell as a result, then you may be able to make a claim against your employer.
We may also be able to help if you were advised to use warehouse steps on unsuitable floors and this led to you becoming injured – remember that your managers at work are responsible for your health and safety. If they give you bad advice and you follow it – it’s their fault, not yours.
Poor weather conditions or slippery surfaces
Your accident might have happened because of poor weather conditions while you were working outside. If so, we may be able to help you claim compensation, especially if your employer requested that you work in conditions that were clearly unsafe.
We may also be able to help you claim compensation if liquids are regularly spilt at your workplace – commonly this applies to the food and drinks industry. Your employer is responsible for making sure that you are safe from all hazards at work, and this includes slips.
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Falls that cause a life-changing injury
We know that all falls from height are severe and can cause an injury that impacts our lives substantially and prevents us from working. However, thankfully, most falls from height can be recovered from in time.
In some rare cases falling from a height can lead to a lasting and life-changing injury, that changes the direction of our lives completely. If that’s happened to you, then we can only begin to imagine how distressing that must feel.
We can help you.
We have 22 years’ experience working with claims just like yours, and have specialist solicitor firms who can help you get the compensation you deserve and that can support you in the future.
If you’d like more information on our work with life-changing injury claims please visit our serious injury page here.
Or if you’re ready to speak to somebody about your injury please contact us for free on. Your call is completely advisory and confidential.
Why claim with us?
During that time, we've helped over 2 million people understand whether they have a claim, and we can help you too. Your injury matters, and so does your recovery.
Making a claim with us takes away the stress of choosing the right solicitor for your type of claim, as we'll connect you with a specialist no win no fee solicitor firm that specialises in cases just like yours.
What does no win no fee mean?
As part of our commitment to making claiming as simple as possible, we only work with solicitors who can handle your claim on a no win no fee agreement. No win no fee takes the risk out of making a claim, as you’re guaranteed never to be out of pocket.
All of our solicitors can explain to you what no win no fee means and how it affects your claim. Alternatively, you can read about no win no fee here.
Want to start a claim?
You can start your compensation claim today with one call. We have legally trained advisors ready to speak to you.
After one call, you could know if you're entitled to compensation. If you are, we'll put you in contact with a specialist solicitor who has experience working with cases just like yours.
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Remember, there’s no obligation to start your claim, but what’s stopping you? It’s time to get your life back on track – you deserve it.