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Falling Object Accident Claim & Injured by Falling Object Compensation Claims

Have you or a loved one been injured having been hit by a falling object?

Workers in a range of different environments are often at risk of injury from falling objects, such objects could be as innocuous as a tin of soup right through to a shipping container with very different consequences regarding levels of injury or even the likelihood of surviving the accident.

Obviously the heavier the object and the greater the height it falls from the more severe the impact will be and the more significant and life-threatening the injuries will be.

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, work 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 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.

Grieves Solicitors is a leading Personal Injury Solicitors firm based in Huddersfield and specialising in Work Accident Claims across Yorkshire and the whole of the UK.

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 doesn't 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.

How much compensation can I expect for a Falling Object Accident Claim?

The exact amount of compensation you will receive for your injury having been struck by an object at work will be evaluated based on a number of factors and of course, every case is individual in its own way. 

That being said, all injury claims are based on the evaluation of two elements to each claim:

  • General Damages - to compensate for the loss of amenity, pain & suffering
  • Special Damages - to compensate for financial losses or future costs incurred as a direct result of the injury

Our Accident at work Compensation Calculator will provide provisional guideline figures on how much compensation you may receive for the 'general damages' element of the final compensation award.

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 complete our enquiry form online today.