Working at height can be dangerous if appropriate equipment is not provided or if conditions aren’t correct. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can may cause accidents.
Common examples of where things can go wrong includes defective scaffolding, ladders being used when a platform would have been more appropriate, ladders slipping or employees failing to foot these properly, to name but a few.
In these types of claims it can be difficult to establish who is responsible for the accident, whether it is an employer or the company responsible for erecting the scaffolding.
If you have been injured whilst working at height it is important that you report your accident to your employer and/or to the site foreman if you are working on a construction site. Seek medical attention by a First Aider and get medical advice from your GP or local hospital.
We have years of experience helping clients following these types of accidents and could help you successfully make a claim on a no-win, no-ee basis. This means that if your claim is not successful, you will have nothing to pay. We want to reassure you that there are no financial risks in making your claim.
Remember, legal proceedings must be commenced within 3 years from the date of your accident. Failure to do this may result in your claim being time-barred and you may not be able to make a claim for compensation.