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Many people are required to work at height during the course of their employment. Working from height can vary from using a small step ladder to working on buildings many stories high. Regardless of the height it is imperative that employers provide a safe working environment to ensure the safety of their employees as falls from height can often result in significant, often life changing injuries.
Before working at height an employer must carry out a detailed risk assessment and provide any identified safety equipment. This could range from erecting scaffolding to providing a safety harness. It is also vital that any equipment that is being used is in good working condition and suitable for the task.
Falls from height are commonly caused by ladders being placed on uneven ground or employees losing their balance as they are required to use machinery or tools in an unsafe manner whilst on the ladder. Many accidents occur due to employers rushing and not allowing sufficient time for employees to perform the task properly.
Many falls from height could be avoided if basic safety considerations had been followed. However at NGA Solicitors we understand the dangers that working at height can bring and we understand the risks that employees are often exposed to.
We can offer a ‘no win no fee’ agreement to pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf and we will fight to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you claim deserves. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will happily discuss your claim at a time that is convenient with you and we will always visit you at your home if you are unable to attend at our offices.
Contact us now for a free, no obligation claim assessment and a member of our team will happily discuss your case.