Falling Objects.

Compensation for Being Struck by Falling Objects.

Being injured in the workplace, or in a public place, by a falling object can have a devastating impact on your life, and can even be fatal in some instances.

A large object falling from height can cause serious and life changing injuries such as head injuries, brain damage, and loss of limbs. Even a minor injury caused by a small object can result in concussion and will likely mean taking time off work to recover, which can have a financial impact on you and your family.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a falling object, which was caused due to somebody else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Whether the accident occurred at your place of work or in a public place, if you were owed a duty of care by the person or company responsible for the premises, and that duty of care was breached, you can pursue legal action.

Here at Lanyon Bowdler our highly qualified and experienced Personal Injury Team have successfully handled many cases just like yours. We continuously strive to use our knowledge and expertise to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome to your case, which typically means securing the maximum amount of compensation available for your injury, and ensuring that measures are put in place to prevent an accident of the same nature from occurring again in the future.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you to seek justice and reparations for your falling object injury, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of specialist personal injury solicitors who will be happy to help.

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What are Falling Object Accidents?

A falling object accident occurs when an object falls from height and strikes a person somewhere on their body, causing an injury. This type of accident can happen anywhere, including in a public place or private residence, but they occur most commonly in the workplace.

Falling object accidents can potentially happen in any workplace, but they are most commonly experienced in the manufacturing and construction industries, and the type of situation in which a falling object could cause an injury includes:

  • Objects stored at height which have not been secured properly
  • Objects being manoeuvred overhead
  • Objects falling from scaffolding or shelving
  • A roof or ceiling collapsing overhead
  • Machinery coming loose and striking a worker
  • Workers not being provided with appropriate safety equipment
  • Workers not being provided with adequate safety training
  • A lack of signage to warn of potential falling debris

Your employer has a moral and legal obligation to ensure that all employees and site visitors are kept as safe as is reasonably possible. This is usually done by carrying out regular risk assessments, ensuring all employees are fully trained, providing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and ensuring that machinery and fixtures are in good working order.

If your employer has breached their legal obligations and it has resulted in you sustaining an injury caused by a falling object, you may be able to claim compensation. Our friendly and professional personal injury team can guide you through the whole process and ensure a successful outcome to your case.

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Our Falling Objects Claims Expertise

At Lanyon Bowdler, we have a range of experience in dealing with falling objects claims. Get in touch today and we help you gain the compensation that you deserve.

Why choose Lanyon Bowdler?

Here at Lanyon Bowdler we understand the life changing impact that a falling object injury can have for you and your family. Our compassionate and empathetic team of personal injury specialists have helped many clients in your situation to claim compensation after being injured by a falling object at work or in a public space. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond, exceeding the expectations of our clients and ensuring they receive the maximum amount of compensation available.

Not only are we able to secure your compensation pay out, we’re also able to assist you as you navigate your journey back to health after your accident. Our team can help you to access specialist treatments and therapies to aid your recovery, as well as securing interim payments from the defendant in order to prevent you from struggling financially whilst the case is ongoing.

We are proud to be affiliated with Headway, the brain injury charity, ensuring we work within the Headway personal injury solicitors’ code of conduct, which means we will always act in your best interests, treating you and your family with respect and sensitivity towards your brain injury.

We understand the devastating impact that a falling object injury can have on you and your family, which is why we work hard to ensure your case is successful.

Your Falling Objects Compensation Questions Answered

What kind of injuries are caused by falling objects?

Injuries caused by falling objects can range from mild to severe, and even fatal, depending on the size and weight of the object, how far it has fallen, and what part of the body is struck by the object.

The kind of injuries most commonly caused by falling objects include:

  • Head injuries including lacerations and concussion
  • Brain damage caused by blunt force trauma to the head
  • Back and spinal injuries that can result in paraplegia
  • Facial injuries such as cuts, bruises, and broken bones
  • Broken bones and fractures throughout the body
  • Psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder

If you have sustained an injury due to being struck by a falling object at work, it is likely that you’ll need to take time off work whilst you undergo treatment, or you may even need to give up work altogether, and this can put a financial strain on you and your family.

If the accident occurred due to somebody else’s negligence, we can help you to make a claim for compensation. Likewise, if you have sadly lost a loved one in a falling object accident, we can help you to make a claim on their behalf.

No amount of money can make up for what you have been through, but it can help to ease the stress of the situation and aid you on your journey to recovery.

Is my employer liable if I am injured by a falling object at work?

All employers have a moral and legal obligation to ensure that their employees are able to carry out their roles as safely as is reasonably possible. They are also responsible for ensuring the safety of anyone who visits the site, for example independent contractors, delivery drivers, and customers.

There are a number of government regulations that employers must adhere to, which include:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992

As part of these legislative acts, employers must ensure the following:

  • Risk assessments are carried out regularly
  • Adequate safety measures are put into place
  • Adequate staff training is provided and regularly updated
  • Exclusion zones are established on the premises
  • Safety measures are put in place to prevent objects from falling from height
  • Adequate PPE, such as hard hats, is provided
  • Objects and goods are stored safely and only placed at height when absolutely necessary

If your employer fails to adhere to the relevant legislation and it results in a falling object accident which causes you to sustain an injury, you may be entitled to pursue legal action. Likewise, if the actions of a fellow employee lead to an accident occurring, your employer can still be held accountable as they are ultimately responsible for their employees.

You may be concerned that taking legal action against your employer could affect their business financially. However, most employers should be in possession of a legitimate liability and insurance policy which will cover the cost of any legal action taken against them, without affecting their business in a negative way.

Another concern that some employees have with regards to suing their employer is that it will affect their job security. However, the law is on your side, and your employer can’t legally treat you any differently or dismiss you due to you seeking compensation, so you can rest assured that your position at the company will remain protected.

Making a claim against your employer can not only lead to a compensation pay out for you, but it also typically means that your employer will be required to carry out a full investigation into how and why the incident occurred, and subsequently review their safety policies and procedures in order to ensure that the same type of incident does not occur again in the future.

If you’d like any further clarification about your rights when it comes to pursuing legal action against your employer, please get in touch with our personal injury team who will be happy to answer your questions and offer guidance.

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Contact Lanyon Bowdler’s Falling Object Accident Solicitors

Here at Lanyon Bowdler we understand how daunting it can be to make a claim against your employer. We’ve handled a great many cases like yours, and we’re here to reassure you that the law is on your side, and you cannot be dismissed or treated differently by your employer as a result of pursuing legal action against them.

Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in handling falling object accident compensation cases, and we know how stressful it can be. We’re here to guide you through the whole process, ensuring you are kept in the loop throughout. If you have been thrown into financial hardship due to time off work after the accident, as well as medical costs, we are able to arrange for interim payments to be made from the defendant. We are also able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis, so if your claim is unsuccessful you won’t be liable for any of the legal costs.

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

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