Falling Object Accident Claims
Have you suffered a personal injury at work that was caused by a falling object? If you have, you could be legally entitled to make a no win no fee compensation claim against your employer.
Injuries caused by falling objects account for a large number of work accidents. These type of accidents can occur when products or materials have not been stored properly on shelves, when items or debris fall from moving vehicles and in many other situations.
All employers have a duty of care to provide workers with a safe working environment and to minimise the risk of potential hazards. When a worker suffers an injury as a result of a falling object, it may therefore be as a result of the employer failing to meet health and safety obligations.
There are certain occupations and places where workers are at a greater risk of sustaining injuries caused by falling objects. These places include warehouses, factories and construction sites. However, there are many other work environments where such accidents can occur. This could include poorly maintained buildings and premises where the ceiling panels could be damaged or roof tiles could fall and hit a person walking below.
No matter which industry you work in, it is the responsibility of your employer to protect you from potential risks while at work. Your employer must make sure that risk assessments are carried out, and preventative measures are in place to protect you from injuries and accidents. If your employer was aware of a potential risk and his negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to pursue a claim against your employer and seek compensation for the damages caused.
Making a Compensation Claim
Objects falling from heights normally cause injury to the head, spinal cord, back, neck and the face. But other parts of the body, such as feet, can also be serious injured.
Once liability on the part of the employer has been established, your solicitors will help you to gather evidence to support your claim and calculate the amount of compensation you should be entitled to.
When assessing compensation, there are several factors which are taken into consideration. This includes the severity of the injury, the effect the damage has on your life and whether you will have any long lasting issues. Compensation will also take into account any financial losses you have incurred, such as lost wages from having to take time off work, prescription costs and any travel costs to medical appointments.
If you have suffered injuries caused by falling objects at work, injury lawyers can help you make personal injury compensation claim. At InjuryClaims.co.uk, we work in partnership with specialist solicitors who have years of experience in handling all types of work-related injury claims. These solicitors provide a 100% No Win No Fee service, which enables you to make a claim without any upfront costs or financial risk.
To get in touch with an experienced personal injury solicitor or to find out more information about making a claim for compensation, simply enter your details into the contact form below or call 0800 678 1410 for a free case assessment.