Workplace fall from height claims. Accidents can happen in any workplace, but when they involve a fall from a height, the consequences can be particularly severe. In such cases, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options for claiming compensation for injuries and losses incurred due to the accident. In this blog, we’ll explore the legal framework for such claims, including statutes and common law principles, the types of losses that can be recovered, and how you can pursue compensation through a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement.
Bringing your workplace fall from height compensation claim
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Work at Height Regulations 2005 apply. Employers and those in control of any work-at-height activity must make sure work is properly planned, supervised, and carried out by competent people. This includes making sure that the risks are assessed and that the correct equipment is available.
If your employer has breached their duty of care in the workplace in relation to working at height, and you suffer a fall, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Types of losses that can be recovered
When you’ve suffered a fall from a height in the workplace, the losses you can seek compensation for can be diverse. These may include:
- Pain and Suffering: You can seek damages for the physical and emotional suffering you’ve endured because of the accident and injuries
- Medical Expenses: This covers the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and any ongoing care or therapy required as a result of your injuries.
- Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Compensation for other expenses incurred as a result of the accident, such as home modifications or the purchase of medical aids.
- Loss of Earnings: If your injuries prevent you from working or lead to a reduction in your earning capacity, you can claim compensation for the income you have lost or may lose in the future.
- Travel Expenses: This includes the costs associated with traveling for medical appointments or therapy related to your injuries.
- Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Compensation for other expenses incurred due to the accident, such as home modifications or the purchase of medical aids.
Dealing with your workplace fall from height claim on a No Win, No Fee basis
Pursuing a workplace accident claim can be daunting. To make the process more accessible, Cohen Cramer offer ‘no win, no fee’ agreements, also known as conditional fee agreements (CFAs) on work accident compensation claims. With a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement, you don’t need to pay your solicitor’s fees upfront. Instead, the solicitor’s fees are contingent upon you winning your case. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t be responsible for the legal fees providing you have co-operated throughout your claim. If the claim is successful, we retain an agreed deduction of the recovered compensation.
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