Fall At Work Injury Claims
What Is A Fall At Work Injury Claim?
One of the most common accidents at work is a fall of some kind. A fall at work includes many different types of fall, covering the full range from a slip on a wet surface or a trip over objects left carelessly in a walkway, all the way to falls from a significant height, from a ladder or scaffolding, for example. Any fall, no matter how minor or how serious, at work in which you suffer an injury could potentially allow you to make a fall at work injury claim.
There are many different hazards in the workplace that can make a fall at work more likely. These can include:
- Carelessness with putting objects away, leading to a wide variety of trip hazards.
- Inappropriate equipment being supplied, for example if you are asked to stand on a chair to reach something high up rather than being provided with a ladder.
- Hazards such as uneven flooring or a hidden step not being properly highlighted.
- Insufficient training or PPE being provided for those who have to work at height.
We understand that fall at work injuries can be very stressful, and the period afterwards can be even worse. Not only are you likely to be in significant physical pain, but you may also have financial concerns and difficulties if you have to take time off from work to allow you to heal properly. Our team want to help you get the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track.
Our Team Are Here To Help With Your Fall At Work Compensation Claims
You might wonder whether it is worth making a fall at work injury compensation claim, worrying that it might just be adding another source of stress while you are still struggling to deal with the consequences of your fall at work injury. Our personal injury claims solicitors are highly experienced in helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve. We aim to take all of the worry out of your fall at work injury claim.
If you are considering making a fall at work injury claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to see how we can help. We are available 24/7 and can arrange a free call back service at a time convenient to you if this is helpful.
What Steps Should You Take Following Your Fall At Work injury?
Many of our clients ask us for advice as to what they should in the period immediately following a fall at work injury. It should go without saying that your first priority must always be to make sure that you are safe from any further harm and also that you have all the medical help you need. Once this has been done, there are several things you can try to do that might help support any eventual fall at work injury compensation claim.
The simplest thing you can do to help your fall at work injury compensation claim would be to write down everything you can remember from the time surrounding your fall at work injury. This can include anything that happened prior to it but that might be relevant as well as details of the aftermath. The more details that you can write down now, the easier it will be for you to remember all of the important information if your case has to go to court.
Take Witness Statements And Details Following Your Fall Injury
You might also want to make sure that you have the names and addresses of anyone who saw what happened. This is important as it will help us to have evidence to support your description of what happened, and can be vital in making a strong case. You are welcome to get a written statement from them, but we are also able to do this for you if you would prefer.
Photographs and videos also provide very strong corroborating evidence for your fall at work injury claim. If you are in a position to take pictures or videos of the area in which your fall at work injury happened and if it is safe to do so, it can be very helpful for your case to be able to provide these.
Whilst these things can help with your fall at work injury compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your fall at work injury. The most important step, however, is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your fall at work injury compensation claim.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Receive Following My Fall At Work Injury?
Compensation amounts vary hugely, depending on your personal situation and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life. This makes it very difficult to give general advice as to how much you might expect to receive. There are some general principles, however, which can help to be aware of.
The first aspect of our compensation is there to recognise and acknowledge the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your fall at work injury. This is set nationally by the Judicial College and is governed by a set of guideline amounts that each type of injury is likely to receive in compensation. These amounts are usually ranges, and the ranges can be quite broad, to allow for the high degree of individual variation in your specific injuries. Our experienced team of fall at work injury claims specialists are able to give you a much more accurate view of how much you are likely to receive for this part of your compensation claim.
Special Damages For Fall At Work Injury Claims
The second aspect to be considered when deciding a compensation claim is any costs or financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your fall at work injury. The aim of financial compensation following your fall at work injury is to get you back as close as possible to where your life would have been had your fall at work injury not happened. This could involve compensating you for loss of earnings if you have to take time off work to recover from your fall at work injury, or even paying a larger sum for the loss of potential future earnings if you are unable to return to your former career as a result of your injuries. You may also need to pay for additional transportation costs, fees for additional medical treatment not easily available on the NHS or making modifications to your home in severe cases if that is needed to help you to continue to live independently.
As may now be obvious, the amount that you are able to claim in the second part of this compensation is often far greater than that available if you were just taking the Judicial College guidelines into account. Our dedicated team are able to ensure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses you are entitled to, because we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of a fall at work injury that wasn’t your fault.
How Can Free Legal Justice Help Me With My Fall At Work Injury Compensation Claim?
Our team of expert no win no fee personal injury claims solicitors understand that the period following your fall at work injury is likely to have been exceedingly stressful. We want to make the process of making a fall at work injury compensation claim as easy and straightforward as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 to offer you the advice and assistance you need. You can also claim online, and we will arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you.
During this short conversation, our dedicated team of personal injury claims specialists will make sure that we understand the full details of your fall at work injury. This allows us to provide you with the best possible advice. We will need to understand the circumstances surrounding your fall at work injury, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This will allow us to give you personalised guidance as to the likelihood of your fall at work injury claim being successful and also how much compensation you can expect.
Our Fall At Work Accident Claims Team Does All The Paperwork
Our highly-experienced team of fall at work injury claims solicitors are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your fall at work injury compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a fall at work injury claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
If you have suffered a fall at work injury and are considering making a claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
No Win No Fee Fall At Work Injury Claims
One of the most daunting aspects of making a fall at work injury compensation claim is the risk of high legal fees, especially if there is no guarantee that your claim will be successful. At Free Legal Justice, we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of trying to get the justice you deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
A no win no fee agreement allows us to act on your behalf to pursue your fall at work injury compensation claim without you having to pay anything up front. If we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay anything for our services. This allows you to seek legal help with your claim without putting yourself at any financial risk. Our system also ensures that will always receive the vast majority of the compensation you are awarded. All our fees are explained clearly in advance and we will make sure that you understand exactly how much you will receive in your pocket before you accept any offer of compensation.
NOT All Fall At Work Claims Are No Win No Fee
In a minority of cases, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. We will always let you know in the unlikely event that your fall at work injury compensation case falls into this category and we will discuss the different funding options available to you to ensure that you are still able to access the help you need.
If you are thinking about making a fall at work injury compensation claim, there’s not need to hesitate. Call us now on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to begin the process of getting you the compensation you need to help get your life back on track.
What If My Boss Doesn’t Want Me To Make A Fall At Work Injury Compensation Claim?
Many of our clients worry that they will get into trouble or even lose their jobs if they make a fall at work injury compensation claim. It is important that you know that your employer is not allowed to punish you in any way for making a fall at work injury compensation claim. This includes reducing the opportunities available to you, making your job more unpleasant or sacking you.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for claiming the compensation they are entitled to following a fall at work injury. They appreciate that you need the compensation you are awarded to ensure that you are able to continue life as before and to help you get back to where you were.
Making A Fall Injury Compensation Claim Will Make Your Workplace Safer
Your colleagues may also benefit from you making a fall at work injury compensation claim. Any safety concerns or failings that led to your fall at work injury are likely to be fully addressed by your employer as soon as they realise that you are making a fall at work injury compensation claim. This means that your workplace is likely to become safer following your claim, which benefits you and your colleagues.
It can also be valuable to know that your employer is required to have Employers Liability Insurance. This covers them for any compensation claim made for any accident at work, including a fall at work injury compensation claim like yours. This means that you do not need to worry that the company will be unable to pay your compensation claim, or that making this payment will lead to the company being unsustainable and you losing your job as a result.
Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to begin your fall at work injury compensation claim now. Our team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are available 24/7 to ensure that you get the help you need, when you need it.
What Is The Fall At Work Injury Claims Process?
Making a personal injury compensation claim, including a fall at work injury claim, is simple.
Your first step will be to make sure that you have the legal advice and support you will need. Our dedicated personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience making fall at work injury claims just like yours. You can get in touch by calling us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claiming online and we will get back to you at a time that suits you.
Our first step is to write to the person responsible for your fall at work injury, explaining that you are making a fall at work injury compensation claim, that you consider them to be liable (the legal term for being to blame) and giving them a deadline by which to respond.
What Happens If Liability Is Rejected?
If the other person refuses to accept that they were to blame, we will show them evidence that makes this clear. This evidence comes in many forms, including statements, photographs and videos and even their own accident book. Once we have provided them with evidence, very few employers will continue to dispute liability.
After the other side have admitted that they were at fault in your fall at work injury claim, it is time to negotiate the compensation amount. Although we will handle all of the negotiations on your behalf, you remain in control at all times. We will inform you of all amounts that are offered to you and it will be your decision as to whether you accept or reject each offer. We will give you our expert advice, based on our years of training and experience making fall at work injury compensation claims, but the final decision will always rest with you.
Will I Need To Go Court For My Fall At Work Accident?
The vast majority of fall at work injury compensation claims are resolved without having to go to court, through the process described above. If it is not possible to reach an agreement as to how much compensation is fair, or if the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame, your case might need to be resolved by a judge. This is not as daunting as it might sound, especially as we’re with you the whole way through.
You will only need to pay any fees to us once your compensation amount has been agreed and paid. Our fees are set as a minor portion of this amount, meaning that you will always receive the bulk of your compensation payment. This ensures that you have the financial support you need while you recover from your fall at work injury.
How Do I Start Making A Fall At Work Injury Compensation Claim?
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people who have been through a fall at work injury, just like you. Although the idea of making a fall at work injury compensation claim might seem daunting, our fall at work injury specialists are here to help.
If you are ready to make a fall at work injury compensation claim, the first thing to do is to call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to help you begin your claim. Call us free on 0800 567 7074. If you are calling from a mobile, please use 0121 565 4317, which is included in the free minutes if you have a contract. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
We Listen To Our Clients
During our call, we will make sure that we understand all of the details of your fall at work injury claim. It is important that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your fall at work injury (in particular who you believe was to blame), the impact that it has had on your life and the full extent of your injuries. This information allows us to give you an accurate estimate of your chances of winning your case, and the amount of compensation you can expect if we do.
How Quickly Can I Expect My Fall At Work Injury Compensation Claim To Be Resolved?
All fall at work injury compensation claims are different, and some of them will take far longer to resolve than others. We endeavour to resolve all our clients’ cases as quickly as possible to allow them to move on with their lives and get them the compensation payment they need to do so.
Some of the very quickest cases to resolve can be completed in as little as a few weeks. These are always very simple cases in which the other side has accepted liability very quickly and without the need for extensive evidence-gathering. These cases are usually for the less serious injuries, as the compensation amounts are smaller ad there is less incentive for the other side to draw out negotiations to encourage you to accept less compensation than you are entitled to.
Some Fall Injury Claims Take Longer To Settle
If your case is more complicated, for example if there is more than one person or organisation responsible for your fall at work injury or if the other side refuses to accept that they were liable for what happened, your case may take much longer to be resolved. The cases that take longest to complete are those which cannot be settled out of court and which require a judge to make the final decision.
Does My Fall At Work Injury Need To Be Recorded In The Accident Book?
Every workplace will have an accident book, which is used to record all accidents, injuries and near misses that happen in that workplace. This record is there to protect you and to protect the company, as it is intended to provide accurate and up to date details of the company’s health and safety history. Your fall at work injury should be recorded in there as soon as is practical after it happens, to ensure that the records are always kept updated and that the incident is remembered clearly when filling out the book.
My Fall At Work Accident Was Not Written In The Accident Book… Can I Still Claim?
In rare instances, an accident or injury is not recorded in the accident book. This is often because the person responsible for keeping the records has been distracted looking after the person who has been hurt, or they are trying to make sure that they fully understand what happened before writing it down. Although it is very rare, some unscrupulous employers may attempt to avoid liability by deliberately not recording incidents in the accident book.
The accident book can be very useful in supporting your fall at work injury compensation claim, but you are still very much able to make a claim successfully, even if your accident or injury has not been recorded. If this has happened to you, we are able to use a variety of alternative types of evidence to prove that your version of events is correct and to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
There Is No Need To Panic
When you notice that your fall at work injury has not been included in the accident book, there is no need to panic. The best approach is to email either your manager or a member of the HR team explaining what happened to you and asking them to include this in the accident book. If they do not do this, you will have your emails as evidence, and they will need to explain to the court why they did not do so.
Can I Claim Compensation For The Fall At Work Injury I Suffered?
If you have suffered a fall at work injury, you may not be sure whether you are able to claim compensation or not. Many of our clients tell us that they wondered the same thing. The requirements for making a fall at work injury compensation claim are very simple and most people are eligible.
The most basic requirement for making a fall at work injury compensation claim is that you must have suffered a fall at work injury and had some form of damage or loss as a result. Your injury could be either physical or mental, but you cannot make a compensation claim if you have not experienced any negative consequences from your fall at work injury. Although experiencing a near miss can be alarming, you are only able to claim for accidents that actually happened, not those which you narrowly avoided.
Someone MUST Be To Blame For Your Fall At Work Accident
The next thing to consider when trying to work out whether you are able to make a fall at work injury compensation claim is who was to blame for what happened to you. In order to make a claim, there must have been someone at fault. They do not need to have been the immediate cause of what happened, but they do need to have been responsible for your welfare in some way. If your accident occurred at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal obligation to ensure that you are safe.
The other party must also have been able to anticipate what happened to you, if they had thought about it sufficiently. This does not mean that they must have had the idea already, or that they must have known that this would happen. Just that a reasonable person who put some effort into thinking about health and safety matters (and who took the time to research appropriately) would have realised that this was a risk.
The final requirement is that the other party must have failed to take sufficient steps to protect your safety. This doesn’t mean that you can’t claim unless they did nothing. You are still able to make a compensation claim if the measures they put in place were inadequate.
Call Our Fall At Work Injury Claims Team
If you have experienced a fall at work injury and you believe that someone else was to blame, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today and we will arrange a free call back at a time to suit you. Our fall at work injury specialists are here to help.
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