Many workplace injuries involve ladder accidents, often leading to very serious injuries. Accidentally falling from a height is the second most common cause of catastrophic or fatal injuries after road traffic collisions. A fall of over two feet carries a significant risk that a serious injury will result.
Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that falls from height is the most common cause of fatal injuries in the workplace. There were a total of 37 fatal injuries reported as a result of falling from height in 2017.
There are strict regulations (Work at Height Regulations), which were introduced to protect anyone who has to work at height. Working at height covers anything from working on ladders or scaffolding to standing on a chair in the office. Whilst many falls from height do happen in work environments like the construction industry, they can also occur in a variety of other situations. Retail and catering workers are often required to retrieve items stored at height, unsafe stairs and landings in rented property can result in injury to tenants. Visitors to premises should be kept reasonably safe from danger, including falls from heights.
The risk of serious injury or death occurring from a fall means that the duty of care imposed on those in control of a premises, whether as employers or occupiers, is high – it is not enough to just tell people to ‘be careful’.
We have expertise in ladder accidents and falls from height compensation claims. We offer no win no fee advice and all enquiries are free with no obligation.
The compensation you receive varies depending on the severity of your accident and how much support you need (such as care and treatment). To find out how we can help, we need to understand your circumstances and accident, as people get injured due to working at height in a number of ways:
We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family.
I feel so lucky to have chosen CFG to handle my case as when you have an accident you don’t know who to trust. From day one they made me feel secure, reassured and they also kept me fully informed throughout the whole process. I know that I received first class legal advice, and they used top experts to support my case. I can’t fault their service and am thankful for everything that they did for me.
Kevin experienced life-changing injuries after sustaining a T12 spinal cord injury in a road traffic collision in 2016. As a result of his injuries, Kevin had complex needs, which required high levels of personal care and rehabilitation. Kevin was determined to live an independent life and return to the adrenaline sports he loved before his accident.
Find out how we helped Kevin to achieve his aims, including helping with his discharge to a specialist spinal unit, and ensuring he had access to the rehabilitation facilities he needed.
Arthur was a pedestrian who was struck by a car when he was trying to cross a road with his wife. The collision left him with a head injury, broken leg, six broken ribs and a punctured lung. Arthur was 74 years old at the time of the accident and was already suffering from Parkinson’s disease; however, he was still extremely independent.
This case study is an example of a Traumatic Brain Injury where we intervened to provide all round support, not only to the injured person but also to their wider family.
When your world is turned upside down after a catastrophic or serious injury, see how CFG Law can help you get your life back on track and enable you to achieve your best outcome and lead a fulfilled life.
At CFG Law, we take a different approach to serious injury claims. Our goal is to help you or your loved one get access to early treatment, comprehensive rehabilitation, and ongoing support. Our services go beyond expert legal advice to focus on your specific needs:
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