Work fall from height claims
Welcome to the Nigel Askew Solicitors website. We are a firm of expert personal injury solicitors based in Lincolnshire and specialise in serious accidents at work, including fall from height claims.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured at work due to a fall from height, which was not your fault then contact us today to discuss making a personal injury work fall from height claim for compensation.
We offer free initial consultations to all clients who have been injured working at height, during which we will build a picture of your claim and advise you on the prospects of a successful claim.
We are proud to serve the people of Lincolnshire, so whether you live in Louth, Lincoln, Skegness, Grimsby, Grantham, Scunthorpe, Stamford, Sleaford and Boston or anywhere in between, contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today for legal advice that you can trust.
Types of Accidents at Work
Our team of personal injury solicitors have many years experience in winning compensation for clients injured at work.
Listed below are some of the most common types of work related accidents:
- Accidents on construction sites, including fall from height accidents
- Accidents in factories and warehouses
- Accidents involving dangerous or faulty machinery
- Farming & Agricultural Accidents
- Work related industrial disease
We represent clients across Lincolnshire in serious work related accidents and are available to speak to you about your accident at work today.
Call us on 01507 609027 or complete the online enquiry form on the right of this page and one of our solicitors will call you at your convenience.
What is the law involving falls from height?
All employers in England & Wales have a duty of care and responsibility to protect their employees from suffering an injury at work. The Health & Safety Executive have published a useful guide for employers (link to guide) which sets out the best practices on how to protect employees from sustaining serious injury when working at height.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAH 2005) provide essential reading for employers across all industries when tasks involving work at height are unavoidable.
Prosecutions and fines can be levied upon employers who fail to protect their workers from fall risks.
How much does it cost to make a claim?
We do not charge our clients any upfront fees. If we believe that your claim has good prospects of success then we will fund your claim using a Conditional Fee Agreement.
In fact, the majority of our personal injury claims are funded by Conditional Fee Agreements. These agreements are commonly referred to as either a “CFA” or a “No Win No Fee Agreement”.
The nature of these no win no fee agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim is unsuccessful for any reason (liability or medical grounds for example) the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time spent up to that point in the claim process. For taking this risk, it is common for all law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of the client’s compensation at the end of a successful claim. We cap our % fee at 25% of our client’s damages. Law firms’ fees are mostly paid by the insurers of the losing party, not the client personally and no upfront fees are required to be paid by our clients to get a no win no fee claim up and running.
If you have any questions about no win no fee agreements and how your claim will be funded then please contact our experts, we will be happy to discuss this with you.
How long after my accident can I make a claim?
In the majority of personal injury cases, you have 3 years from the date of your accident or medical diagnosis to make a claim for personal injury. In claims for industrial disease or asbestos related disease, this 3 year claim period can start when you first link your symptoms to your work.
If you are unsure whether you can claim due to the time elapsed since your accident, contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today, we will be happy to discuss your claim circumstances and advise you whether you are still able to make a claim.
Can I claim if I was at fault or partly at fault for the accident?
Sometimes accidents are not the fault of one single party and you or one of your colleagues may be partly to blame. Even if you think you may have been partly at fault for the accident which led to your injury, our expert solicitors can advise you on the prospects of a successful claim.
All employers have Employers Liability Insurance to protect themselves and their staff when accidents happen, so do not worry about claiming against them.
We have over 20 years experience in dealing with all types of personal injury claims so will be able to give you a considered view on whether you will be able to make a successful claim for compensation.
Why choose Nigel Askew Solicitors to represent you?
We have over 20 years experience in representing the people of Lincolnshire in all types of work related claims for personal injury, including fall from height claims. From our offices in Louth, we work as hard as we can to secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.
We are proud to offer all our clients a completely bespoke service, often attending our client’s homes to take statements and provide claim updates. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a truly personal service and unlike at many larger law firms, your claim will be dealt with by a senior solicitor rather than by a junior claims handler or litigation executive with little or no experience in how to secure the best possible outcome for clients.
In serious work related claims, our clients are often unable to work or earn money so due to our expertise, we are often able to secure interim payments for our clients.
Contact us today to start your No Win No Fee Accident Claim
To arrange your free and no obligation initial consultation, call Nigel Askew Solicitors today on 01507 609027.
You may also contact us by submitting an online enquiry, using the form on the right of this page and one of our solicitors will call you at a time which is convenient to you.
If you have been injured at work, contact us today to discuss a potential work fall from height claim.
- 100% No Win No Fee Claims
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- Over 20 Year’s Experience
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