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Fall From Height Claims

Recover compensation for workplace injuries suffered in a fall from height

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Falling from any height can result in significant injuries. Whether you have fallen a long way – such as from scaffolding, a roof, or machinery – or you have fallen a shorter distance – such as from a chair, stepladder, or from a vehicle – if your employer has not done enough to keep you safe whilst you were working at any height, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.

At Truth Legal, our expert personal injury lawyers can help you to claim this compensation – to overcome the negative effects of an accident which should not have happened in the first place.

We have a proven track record of representing clients in fall from height injury claims. Our experience and quality service means we have received exceptional client reviews on both Trustpilot and reviewsolicitors.

Get in touch with us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.

Making an injury claim after a fall from height

Falls from height represent a serious safety risk in many kinds of work. In the most drastic circumstances, a fall from height in the workplace can cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

In tragic situations where a person has been killed in a fall from height, it may be possible for representatives of that person’s estate to claim compensation. Dependants may also be able to claim for bereavement compensation. If you would like advice about these difficult circumstances, please get in touch.

Employers have a legal duty to keep their workers as safe as reasonably possible in the workplace. As such, if you have fallen from something in the workplace and suffered an injury, your employer may have failed in their duty.

Employers are also required to follow the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Some ways in which your employer might have not done enough to keep you safe include:

  • Failing to provide suitable equipment for the task you were carrying out
  • Failing to properly assess and plan for the risks you would face when working at height
  • Failing to provide proper training
  • Failing to provide appropriate supervision
  • Failing to provide safety equipment or providing inadequate PPE
  • Failing to maintain a safe working environment, for example if there were obstacles or additional hazards in the area in which you were working

It’s also possible for an employer to be held responsible for the actions of their employees. So if you fell because of things that were done (or not done) by a colleague – such as a failure to secure scaffolding or follow other safety procedures – you may still be able to claim against your employer.

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Why should I claim with Truth Legal?

Fall from height claims can raise complicated legal issues, particularly over the question of responsibility and whether your employer has failed in their legal duty.

You need to be sure that the solicitors you instruct can handle these difficulties if they arise. Truth Legal’s specialist personal injury lawyers have extensive experience and proven success with fall from height claims and other kinds of accident at work claim.

Our personal injury lawyers offer:

  • A free initial consultation – to discuss your circumstances.
  • Specialist technical knowledge and experience – so you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands.
  • Practical advice – tailored to your situation.
  • Strong representation – fighting for the compensation and outcome you deserve.
  • Support and compassion – friendly, knowledgeable professionals on your side through a difficult time.

If you’d like to know more about claiming with us, read our blog:


5 Reasons Why Truth Legal Might Be Right For Your Personal Injury Claim


How long do I have to make a fall from height claim?2023-05-03T15:39:49+01:00

All personal injury claims have time limits and if you do not make a claim within this time, it can prevent you from claiming.

In general, you must make your fall from height claim within 3 years of the date of your accident.

However, there are rules which can change the time limit so, if you are worried you have left it too long, it is still worth seeking advice.  Whatever your situation, if you are thinking of bringing a personal injury claim, it is always best to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us today so that we can advise you on your circumstances.

Will making a falling from height claim against my employer put my job at risk?2023-05-03T15:39:11+01:00

Businesses are legally required to have employers’ liability insurance in place when they have people working for them. This insurance is intended to cover situations where employees have been injured whilst at work.

As such, even if you are making a claim against your employer, it should be their insurers would will deal with the claim and pay out any compensation to you – rather than your employer themselves.

You will also have legal protection from negative consequences. If you were fired because of your claim, you would have a strong basis to claim for unfair dismissal, as dismissing someone for asserting their legal rights is not valid grounds to do so.

How much compensation will I receive for a fall from height?2023-05-03T15:38:21+01:00

When you instruct Truth Legal, our expert lawyers will aim to value your personal injury claim as soon as they have the information to do so. However, compensation for a personal injury depends on the extent of the harm you have suffered – including consideration how your injuries have affected your life.

This means that no two injury valuations will be exactly the same, as many circumstances, unique to your case, have to be taken into account to calculate an accurate amount.

If you would like to know more about how personal injuries are valued, download our free ebook: The Ultimate Personal Injury Compensation Guide, which also provides detailed information on the different kinds of losses you may be able to include in your claim.

What can I include in my fall from height claim?2023-05-03T15:37:33+01:00

Besides claiming for your injuries themselves, you can include other expenses and losses which have resulted from your injuries.

With all additional losses, it is important to document them as much as is possible so that the loss, and the amount you are claiming for, can be proved.

Some examples of the kinds of loss you might be able to include in your claim are:

  • Travel expenses – to attend your GP or hospital, for example
  • Medical expenses and treatment costs – such as painkillers or physiotherapy sessions.
  • Care and assistance – if your injuries required a friend or relative to provide significant help in your daily life.
  • Loss of earnings – if you took time off work and did not receive full pay, or you lost a bonus due to your absence.
  • Mobility aids – such as walking sticks or a wheelchair
  • Future losses – such as anticipated reductions in your income, for example if your injury has shortened your working life or will require you to take on a new role with a lower salary.

There are many other kinds of loss besides those listed above. If you have encounter any losses due to your injuries, and you are not sure if you can claim for them, make sure to discuss these with your solicitor.

‘No Win No Fee’ fall from height injury claims

Funding optionsA ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreement is a useful way to avoid the risk of paying fees if your claim is unsuccessful. The agreement means that, in the vast majority of situations, you will not have to pay our legal costs if we cannot recover compensation for you.

If we are successful, a small percentage of your award will go towards our fees, with most of our costs being paid by the other party’s insurance company. This is how ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreements usually operate.

When an accident was not your fault, Truth Legal will normally be able to offer you a ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreement.

We will always provide you will full information regarding fees before we begin acting for you. However, if you have any queries about our fees, please get in touch so that we may explain matters further.

Further reading

Read our extensive guide for more information on accidents at work claims.

Accidents at Work: A Legal Guide

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