Fall at Work Compensation Claim


Falling at work can unfortunately be a relatively common event, especially if your job involves working at any kind of height on a regular basis. Even with good safety precautions falling accidents can still occur, resulting in serious injury and you needing time off work. With our expert legal knowledge we can help secure you the compensation you need to cover injuries suffered and other financial losses incurred.


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Can I make a compensation claim for a fall at work?

If you've fallen and injured yourself whilst at work, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer. Health and Safety regulations are clear and your employer has a responsibility to ensure that your working environment is free of hazards and any equipment you use is suitable for the task.

If your employer has been negligent in their responsibilities, then you are entitled to seek compensation for your fall injuries.

Falling from a ladder

It is estimated that 40% of all reported falls involve ladders and it is not uncommon for most workplaces to use some kind of ladder on a daily basis. If you are required to climb a ladder as part of your job, then your employer should have provided you with specific training on its use as well as undertaking regular equipment safety checks.

Claim for falling down stairs

Stairways at work can be very hazardous locations and every employer should be paying special attention to the stairwells in their buildings. Without proper maintenance banisters, carpets and landings can easily contribute to tripping hazards and falling down a flight of stairs generally results in broken bones and sprains.

Another common accident on stairs is caused during cleaning, when steps and banisters can be slippery or cables and equipment are left in dangerous locations. Your employer or their cleaning contractors should have detailed procedures and risk assessments in place to minimise these dangers, so if you have been injured due to their action then you may be able to make a compensation claim.

Falls when working at heights

If you regularly work at heights then the risk of falling and sustaining an injury is obviously increased. Whilst falls from ladders is the most common fall injury we see, we also deal with accidents that involve:

  • Falls from scaffolding
  • Roofing work
  • Solar panel installation
  • Falls through lofts and false ceilings
  • Climbing masts, poles or radio towers
  • Cherry pickers or other mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs)

In the most serious instances falling from a great height can result in catastrophic injuries or even death, and at Spencers we have a dedicated complex injury team who are experienced in handling these cases.

Injuries resulting from a fall

Falling from any height can result in a variety of injuries, from minor bruising and muscular injuries to serious fractures and back injuries. But regardless of the severity of the injury, if it occurred due to no fault of your own then a compensation claim can ensure you get the treatment you need.

As well as gaining financial compensation for your pain, suffering and time off work, we will also focus on getting you the best medical care possible. This will include working with our network of specialist medical professionals to accurately evaluate your prognosis and secure all the treatment and physiotherapy you need.

Ladder Safety

There are numerous types of ladders but the most common ones are leaning ladders, stepladders and telescoping ladders. Each type of ladder has a specific safety procedure and scenarios for their use, and it is important you are aware of these before operating.

The Health and Safety Executive has issued a leaflet on the safe use of ladders and step ladders which includes:

  • Check the steps, stiles, feet and rungs on the ladder before use
  • Wherever the ladder is to be placed, ensure the ground is firm, clean and level
  • Only carry light materials and tools
  • Don't overreach and keep three points of contact with the ladder at all times (two feet and one hand when working)

Specialist Fall Injury Lawyers

Call us direct on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss your injury claim with one of our advisors, or complete an Enquiry Form online and we'll call you back. Don't be worried about legal fees as most claims are dealt with under a No Win No Fee arrangement, so if your claim doesn't succeed you won't pay for our work.

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Personal Injury Accident Guides

Our legal team at Spencers Solicitors are experienced in all types of personal injury claims, from road traffic accidents to workplace injuries. Please read through our bespoke "accident guides" which will help you understand and navigate through the injury claims process.


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