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Falling Object Injury Claims
If you have been injured at work by a falling object as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
At JMW, we have the expertise to help you make a successful claim against the party responsible for your accident. We will guide you at every step throughout the legal process, ensuring you are kept up to date on the progress of your claim and that you have an understanding of what your options are.
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How JMW Can Help
Depending on their severity, injuries sustained by a falling object can have life-changing consequences. If you have been affected, you may have to take significant time off work to recover, and in the worst cases, you may have to change your lifestyle.
We have dealt with clients who have suffered a whole host of injuries as a result of falling objects, including:
- Soft tissue damage
- Facial scarring
- Fractured bones
- Back injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
Regardless of how you have been injured, if negligence by your employer contributed to the accident, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Our clients are able to take advantage of the years of experience our dedicated personal injury team has amassed in this area of the law and find their chances of a successful claim are significantly increased by working with us.
We understand the impact that an injury caused by a falling object can have on your life, and want to do everything we can to make the situation easier. This means helping you to claim compensation, not only for your injuries, but to cover lost - or the potential loss of - earnings, transport costs, medical support, including rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as well as adaptations to your home.
Where do accidents involving falling objects occur?
For the most part, the wellbeing of employees is protected by their bosses in a safe and secure working environment. However, accidents involving falling objects and debris regularly occur across the UK due to the negligence of employers or colleagues.
Accidents tend to occur in industrial settings such as factories, construction sites and warehouses, but can also happen in municipal buildings and offices. Equipment or debris falling from height can cause serious injuries, and employees working in environments where they could be exposed to conditions where items are stored at height should be particularly cautious.
You may be eligible to claim compensation if your injury was caused by the negligence of another party. For example, if a colleague dropped an object from above or an employer neglected health and safety regulations in the workplace.
We have acted in many cases like this and our solicitors are adept at proving the culpability of a third party, having a vast knowledge of workplace laws and employee rights.
What is an employer’s duty of care?
Your employer is legally obliged to protect your safety while you are at work. This includes carrying out risk assessments to determine what action should be taken to reduce the chance of objects falling. Depending on your work environment, steps taken to mitigate risks should include:
- Fully training all employees required to work at height
- Providing suitable personal protective equipment, such as helmets, in areas where objects are likely to fall
- Fitting nets on scaffolding and other high places to stop objects from falling
- Displaying signage that indicates an area poses a risk
Talk to Us
For more information about making a compensation claim following a falling object or debris accident, contact our solicitors today. Call us on 0800 054 6570 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a time that is suitable for you.