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Working at height: claiming compensation

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Working at height results in employees facing risks and hazards that could cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Anyone injured could be eligible to make a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Because of how stringent health and safety legislation is here in the UK, anyone injured could have been the victim of negligence which could then allow them to pursue a case. Read on for some advice, or contact our team here now for free, no-obligation legal help about whether you could be eligible to start a case now.

Important workplace regulations for working at height

Working at height regulations are incredibly important in the workplace to make sure that employees are not exposed to unnecessary risks which could result in serious injuries or even fatalities. In the UK, we have quite stringent workplace health and safety regulations to protect people in the line of duty, and there are additional regulations in respect of employees being in situations where serious injuries could occur.

In short, it is simply the case that working at high activities must be strictly risk assessed, monitored, supervised, and done in a safe manner. This can mean that areas of height should be secured with barriers to prevent falls, or where employees require personal protective equipment such as harnesses and ropes, such equipment is provided.

Everything must be done to make sure that people are working safely when they are in a dangerous environment. Risk assessments are vital to make sure that any and all potential hazards are avoided, and training is imperative to make sure that employees are confident and comfortable working in situations where they are exposed to risks.

Claiming compensation for falls from height at work

Unfortunately, despite the stringent working at height regulations we have here in the UK, accidents do still happen. When they do, an employee who has fallen and been injured through no fault of their own could be eligible to recover compensation.

If the cause of the accident stemmed from some form of negligence, that is when they could be eligible to claim compensation. If negligence has taken place, your employer could be in breach of important health and safety regulations which could then allow you to recover damages.

It is a perfectly normal and natural thing to pursue compensation from your employer who will usually have insurance to indemnify them in the event of an incident. It is your right to use the laws in place to pursue compensation, and you could recover damages for any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused, and for any losses and expenses incurred.

Free, no-obligation advice

If you have been injured in the workplace and you need to claim personal injury compensation, you can find out today if you are eligible to pursue a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Simply contact our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice and we can usually tell you quickly if your claim is one that we can help you with.

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