Pages On: Falls from Heights
Workplaces hold a duty of care to their staff to prevent accidents. Falls from heights are some of the most dangerous and preventable forms of accident at work. If your employer has failed in their duty of care to you, and you have suffered a fall from a height, it may be lucky if you walk away with your life. They are the top cause of fatal injury at work, and are a blight in construction and agriculture industries. If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury and are not at fault, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation for the employer negligence.
Posted: 10 July 2015
Posted in: Falls from Heights, Repetitive Strain Injury, Workplace Injuries
New figures have revealed that the Surrey Police Force has paid out over £250,000 in compensation for work place injuries in the past seven years. The figures, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, show that since 2008, both officers and civilian staff have claimed for injuries including falls and electric shocks. It was revealed that a total of £271,207.14 was paid out for injuries in relation to a total of 46 claims. The largest claim was made in December 2011 when an employee claimed for developing repetitive strain injuries…Read More
Posted: 15 March 2015
Posted in: Arm Injury, Falls from Heights, Workplace Injuries
A severely injured firefighter has been awarded a six-figure compensation payout four years after he fell from a broken ladder. Michael Hollings had been working in the service for eight years when he suffered the injuries during a training exercise. He had been climbing a 13.5m ladder when it cracked and he fell to the ground in May 2011. Mr Hollings was attached to the top of the ladder by a harness, landed on a solid fence, leaving him suspended six inches from the ground. The fall left him with…Read More