Last month (May), a West Midlands based business was fined after an employee suffered serious injuries, following a fall from a ladder.
In the incident which occurred in March last year, the employee suffered serious foot injuries after falling two-metres from a ladder whilst erecting scaffolding; with the injuries sustained resulting in the employee being reliant on a wheelchair and not working since.
During a heating in the Magistrates Court, the firm were fined £5,000, ordered to pay in excess of £500 in costs and a £500 victim surcharge, after pleading guilty to breaching regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
The employee was one of 6,300 throughout the UK who suffered serious injuries following a fall from height, last year, and for those who have been injured in such an accident, our personal injury solicitors can help you claim for compensation.
Our personal injury solicitors, we are experienced in helping those who have been injured from a fall at height, receive the compensation they deserve, to ensure that medical costs and potential loss of earnings are covered.
This is because, we understand and appreciate that injuries sustained from a fall from a fall from height within the workplace can have serious consequences on the injured party’s finances, as well as their wellbeing.
To find out how we can assist you in your personal injury claim, contact our solicitors today.