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Falling Object Injury Claims
Workers are often at risk of injury, which have the potential to cause a serious injury.
Employers have a moral duty and legal obligation to ensure their workforce are protected by minimising the risk of injury. Under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 act Employers must also protect their employees against injuries from objects around the workplace.
However, unfortunately accidents can still occur especially if the employer has failed to provide adequate warning for workers below potentially unsafe objects. If you are unfortunate enough to have suffered an injury due to a heavy falling object at work then you could be entitled to make a claim. Speak to a member of the Grieves solicitors team today on 0800 074 7644 for more information.
The likelihood of a falling object injury
In the construction and manufacturing industries these types of injuries can even be a daily occurrence, causing serious industrial injuries as well as a number of fatalities every year. Likely situations where objects fall and injure an employee often include:
- Dropped tools which have not been securely fastened.
- A collapse or cave in of a wall, floor or roof.
- Objects moving from a moving load overhead.
- Objects falling from scaffolding.
- Coming into contact with loose machinery.
- Workers are provided with a lack of safety equipment.
- There is no visible signage or barriers to warn employees of the potential dangers.
Employees should ensure that all equipment and machinery while being used high-up are being used and stored correctly as well as providing prior warning for employees who are likely to be working below. Failure to provide a safe environment for employees will inevitably lead to a higher risk of injuries, giving you the right to make a claim.
Why should you make an accident claim?
While it can often be difficult for many employees to take action against their employer, it is vital you act in order to receive the rightful compensation you deserve. Financial compensation after an accident ensures the injury doesnt add any additional financial strain and is intended to cover:
- Medical costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income
Additional finances are also included too often compensate for the physical and psychological damages the accident may have caused.
Get in touch with Grieves Solicitors
If you or a family member have been injured due to a heavy object falling in the workplace get in touch with our experienced lawyers at Grieves Solicitors today on 0800 074 7644 or fill in a free enquiry form online today.