Working at height poses enormous risks and employers who contract staff to carry out this type of work need to take extra precautions to ensure that their employees are safeguarded. If you have experienced an injury as a result of a ladder fall, or by falling from a faulty or insecure workstation, it may be possible to bring a claim* for compensation against your employer.
A lack of adequate safeguarding measures can have very grave consequences for individuals who are employed to work at height. Workers who fall can be left with life-long crippling injuries and those who fall from a great height can lose their lives. Falls from heights are the leading cause of construction worker deaths in Ireland, some of which are likely to be connected to “cutting corners” within smaller building firms.
Instigating a claim for negligence
If you, or a member of your family, have suffered a serious injury or lost their life as a result of working at height, you may want to find out if it is possible to instigate a claim for compensation. We can instigate this process for you by investigating whether your employer has adhered to Health & Safety legislation, then determining the best course of action for securing an adequate settlement.
We have helped individuals and families to seek compensation for a broad range of scenarios, including:
- Ladder falls
- Falls from scaffolding
- Falls from cherry pickers or cranes
- Falls from high rise window cleaning systems
- Falls through fragile surfaces
- Falls from rooftops or high buildings.
There may be many other work-related scenarios which could result in a fall from height. Take a look at this useful guide provided by Ireland’s Health & Safety Authority. Or you can speak to one of our specialist accident-at-work solicitors today for advice on your specific situation.
About McCarthy + Co
With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims *, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of fields including accidents at work and working from height-related injuries. We are a family-run business, who pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial and helpful advice.
Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork, but we have worked with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance and assistance on any form of personal injury *.
If you, or a family member, has suffered an injury as a result of falling from a height, and you believe the accident was avoidable, get in contact with our working at height solicitors today to make a start on your claim * or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.