Reports from earlier this week have revealed how a young father from Yorkshire suffered life-changing injuries, after being involved in a fall from height within the workplace.
The young father was working on a fragile roof on a farm, when the roof gave way, resulting in the individual falling seven metres onto the concrete floor below. As a result of the fall, the young father suffered a broken neck, shoulder, hip and shattered vertebrae – which have left him unable to work since.
Following the incident, a Health and Safety Executive’s investigation found that the employer had failed to take any precautions to prevent falls from height occurring; and subsequently the firm have been fined £12,000 for breaching health and safety regulations.
The director of the firm has also been ordered to pay a fine of £3,000 and court costs.
As personal injury solicitors we understand and appreciate that working at height brings about a risk of a fall occurring; however we also understand that employers should take all precautions necessary to prevent such incidents.
For those who have been injured in a workplace accident, where precautions have not been taken by an employer, or where the accident was the fault of another person, then the injured party may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation – and this is where our solicitors can assist.
Our personal injury solicitors are on hand to offer honest, impartial and tailored advice to those who have been injured in a workplace accident, within the sector.
Whether the injuries caused were as a result of a fall from height, a slip or trip, faulty machinery or equipment, or lifting and handling, if it can be found that the cause of the accident was another person’s negligence, then our solicitors will be able to help you make a personal injury compensation claim.
To find out how we can help you, contact our solicitors today.