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Falling Object Injury Claims
If you have been injured at work by a falling object, and your accident was caused by somebody else's negligence, JMW’s experienced team of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
At JMW, we have the expertise to help you make a successful claim against the party responsible for your accident. We will be with you every step of the way, ensuring you are kept up to date on the progress of your claim and that you have an understanding of what your options are, without the legal jargon.
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For the most part, workplaces are safe and secure, with the wellbeing of employees protected by their bosses. 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 - factories, construction sites and warehouses - but they can also happen in municipal buildings and offices. Equipment or debris falling from height can cause particularly nasty injuries, and employees working in environments where they could be exposed to conditions where items are used or stored at height should be particularly cautious.
You may be eligible to make a claim if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. 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.
Depending on their severity, injuries sustained in an accident involving a falling object could have far-reaching consequences. You may have to take significant time off work to recover and in the worst cases, you may even have to make changes to your lifestyle. We have dealt with clients who’ve suffered a whole host of injuries as a result of falling objects, such as:
- 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.
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 working environment, steps taken to mitigate risks may 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 risk.
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 success 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 claim compensation not only for your injuries, but to pay for lost - or potential loss of - earnings, transport costs, medical support, including rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as well as any adaptations to your home.