Accidents Involving Falling Objects
Falling Object Claims
Accidents At Work / Falling Object Claims
Falling Object Claims
Falling object claims arise from a variety of different scenarios and in my different environments. Many happen as a result of activity in the workplace, although this type of accident can commonly occur in other environments as well.
I've never been in an accident before. I was hesitant about making a claim but First Personal Injury sorted it all out and explained everything.
Mr Harris from Cornwall
Types of Falling object Accidents
Some of the most common falling object accident types include:
- Luggage falling from a holdall
- Products falling from shelves in a warehouse
- Unstable signs falling down
- Guttering falling
- Light fixtures becoming loose
- Falling equipment e.g. tools
- Falling debris like concrete, glass or bricks
No matter how you were injured, if you were injured as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to claim compensation.
Some sectors are more at risk than others of an accident in the workplace happening. For example, construction, building and factory environments are all industries which pose great risk for this type of accident happening. Still, no matter your job role, your employer should take any and all necessary steps to ensure your safety on the job. This includes ensuring that any and all shelves are safe to place items on, as well as ensuring that the general infrastructure of the building is safe and secure. Similarly, all staff should receive training so that they know how to reduce the risk of an object falling due to improper placement. Personal protective equipment like hardhats should also be provided where necessary.
How Much Compensation For Falling Object Claims
Compensation will be calculated on an individual basis by assessing the severity of your injuries, the pain and suffering they have caused you, as well as the impact that they have had upon your life. To see how much compensation you might be owed for your injuries, visit our compensation calculator.
The amount of compensation that you are awarded will be determined by two categories: general damages and special damages.
General damages refer to the physical and emotional damage caused by your injuries. In the simplest terms, it refers to compensation for pain and suffering. This type of compensation also covers any losses of amenity. Compensation will be awarded based upon the severity of these factors, understanding that the higher the severity of your complications, the worse the pain/suffering is. To view estimates for personal injury types, visit our compensation calculator.
Special damages compensation refers to compensation that covers the financial losses and expenses incurred as a result of an accident or medical negligence. Special damages could help to reclaim a loss of income if you have been unable to work due to your injuries. Similarly, if you have had to pay to go a medical appointment or if you had to pay to travel to a medical appointment, you could be able to claim these medical costs back.
Making Personal Injury Claims
With the exception of children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident initially occurred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.
If you have suffered an injury due to a falling object in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.