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Do you have to deal with heights in your job? if you fall while working at height because of something that wasn’t your fault, you could claim compensation.
When someone is hurt in a fall from a high place at work, it can have a big effect on them. At HD Claims, we have a network of accident claims lawyers who specialise in representing people who have been hurt while working at heights.
At Hamilton Douglas Legal, we know that ladders can be dangerous. If Health and Safety rules aren’t followed, terrible accidents can happen, which can cause long-term injuries. As personal injury experts, we can help you get the money you deserve after you fall from a ladder or fall from high places.
EMPLOYERS HAVE A DUTY OF CARE TO KEEP ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES SAFE
Employers have a responsibility to their employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act. This means that they have to make sure that all of their workers have safe working conditions. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and accidents happen.
If there is an accident at work, there could be faulty machinery or equipment, not enough training or supervision, not enough protective safety equipment, or dangerous conditions. If your employer has been careless and you have been hurt at work, Hamilton Douglas Legal can help you get the money you deserve. Employers have a responsibility to keep their employees safe at work, and if they don’t, they’re legally responsible for paying any worker who gets hurt at work.
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Hamilton Douglas Legal have specialist factory accidents and injury lawyers experienced in dealing with accidents of this type.
Your employer has a duty of care to provide a safe working environment, ensuring they comply with health and safety legislation. The Health and Safety at Work Regulations Act 1974 ensures that all employees are working in a safe environment.
Another thing to keep in mind is that, if you work at a high level, there are some special rules that will apply to you. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 were made to protect people who work at height, whether they’re hundreds of feet above the ground or just standing on a chair to attach a ceiling fitting to a wall or ceiling.
If health and safety rules aren’t followed at work, accidents can happen. In these cases, your employer will be held responsible for the accident, and you can make a claim for any injuries you have suffered and any expenses that came with the accident, such as private medical treatment, lost wages, and prescription costs.
Employers must also make sure that the equipment they give you is safe to use, especially when you’re working at a high elevation. When that isn’t possible, they should also try to minimize the damage you might do if you fall while working.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY EMPLOYER
Your employer must ensure that certain measures are taken to avoid accidents taking place at work. These include
- Regularly checking machinery to ensure its not faulty and in good working order
- Providing you with the correct training for you to safely carry out your job, this also includes special training to use certain machinery.
- Providing you with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) this may include helmets, steel toe cap boots, high visibility vests, gloves, and safety goggles. Eye, ear and hand protection should always be provided and widely available.
- Ensuring the floor area is always kept free of tripping or slipping hazards, such as cardboard boxes, wiring and cables, and spilt liquid.
- Carrying out regular risk assessments, this includes identifying possible risk hazards and taking reasonable steps to prevent an accident taking place.
- Regularly checking PPE, checking for damage, signs of wear and faults. Any problems found should be repaired or replaced before it is used again and these need to be recorded.
- Full training given when operating fork lifts trucks.
FREE LEGAL ADVICE
At Hamilton Douglas Legal we always offer free legal advice.
So if you have been hurt at work by a fall from a high place and think your employer is to blame, get in touch with us. We have specialised lawyers who are experts in this field, and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation from their employers.
THE CLAIMS PROCESS
After talking to one of our work accident claims specialists, we will put you in touch with one of our expert solicitors. They will talk to you about the case more and answer any questions you may have. Then, your claim will be set up. Your lawyer will then contact the insurance company of the person who caused the accident and start the claim. When you make a claim, your lawyer will keep you up to date on what’s going on until the case is settled and you’re satisfied with the outcome.
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HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM FOR A WORK ACCIDENT?
According to Scottish Law, you have 3 years in which to intimate a claim with your employer, we advise the claim should be intimated as soon as possible.
So why wait? Contact us today to get the compensation you deserve.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY COMPENSATION?
Every case is different, there are a number of factors that affect the time it takes to settle a work accident injury claim, a few are mentioned below :
The circumstances of the accident
Whether the identity of the third party is known
How long it takes to gather all medical evidence
The type and length of injuries sustained
Whether the at fault party accepts liability
HOW MUCH IS MY CLAIM WORTH?
Your compensation will be larger if your injury is serious and your suffering is prolonged, partially owing to the impact on your lifestyle, social life, employment, and in certain circumstances personal relationships. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you find private physiotherapists and medical professionals.
Call us today to get a valuation on your claim.
GENERAL DAMAGES / SOLATIUM
General damages is the amount awarded for the pain and suffering following an accident, in Scotland this is known as Solatium, interestingly the word Solatium is derived from Latin. Please refer to the Personal Injury Calculator below to see the level of compensation you could expect to receive for Solatium.
SPECIAL DAMAGES (OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES)
After a work accident, you may have incurred extra expenses such as property damage, clothes, and transportation charges for medical care. Because Hamilton Douglas Legal can recover all of your accident-related expenditures, we highly suggest you to save all receipts, as the third party may compensate you.
OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES
Following a work accident you may have incurred additional expenses as a result of the accident, this might include things like damage sustained to your property, clothing, along with transport costs for medical treatment. As all these expenses have incurred as a result of the accident, Hamilton Douglas Legal can recover these costs for you, we strongly advise you to keep all your receipts for your expenses, as these costs may be reimbursed by the third party.
LOSS OF EARNINGS
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered injury, you may have to take time off work to help with your recovery, unfortunately in some cases this could lead to a loss or a reduction in wages and/or loss of overtime, in turn this could lead to financial hardship and have an effect on your quality of life, we can help you recover all your loss of earnings from the at fault party, in this case your employer.
WHY USE HAMILTON DOUGLAS LEGAL?
We understand what you are going through, which is why we have expert solicitors on our panel, to secure you the maximum amount of compensation, in the shortest possible time, along with all private treatment.
We have one of the largest panel of solicitors, covering the whole of Scotland and ready to assist you in making a No Win No Fee claim, if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay us a penny.
Get in touch today on 0141 2801112 to speak to one of our legal advisors, who will be happy to assist you in making a factory claim, alternatively fill out our short enquiry form, or “Make a Claim” section on the homepage.
HOW OUR SPECIALIST TEAM HELPS YOU
We have a wealth of experience with work claims, which has given us the skills we need to win your case. Our team will gather all of the evidence, find the best private medical experts for you, and get you the most compensation possible. We’ll handle the process from start to finish, and we’ll keep you updated every step of the way.