Falls from height

Thousands of accidents occur each year where employees have been working at height on ladders, scaffolding or work platforms. To tackle this problem the Work at Height Regulations 2005 were introduced in April 2005 and were later updated in 2007 to offer even more protection to employees.

These Regulations apply to all work at height situations where there is a risk of a fall which is likely to result in personal injury. They place duties on employers to ensure that they must make every effort to avoid work at height where they can. If it cannot be avoided they must use work equipment or other measures to prevent falls and to minimise the distance and consequences of a fall should the worst happen.

Employers must make sure that:

  • • all work at height is properly planned and risk assessed; 
  • • employees are properly trained; 
  • • suitable work equipment is selected and used; 
  • • any equipment for work at height is properly inspected and maintained, both before and during use.

If you have sustained an injury at work, then there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to claim compensation.

Such claims need to be handled sensitively and carefully and DPH Law can provide you with all the free confidential advice you need. We have vast experience of dealing with these sorts of claims and can provide you with the expert advice and guidance you need to ensure that you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers offer a ‘no win, no fee’ accident claim service.

Call DPH Law free of charge on 0800 849 21 22 for a no obligation chat about your accident or email us now.

If you would like to find out if we can help you and your business please contact Samuel Seagraves via email or call our office.

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