Falls from height are the single largest cause of workplace fatalities and one of the major causes of serious and catastrophic injury in Australia. Legal action by a fall accident solicitor is extremely common in Australias civil courts. It is the legal duty of employers to protect the health and safety of employees. Employers are legally bound to provide a safe system of work and must do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent employees being injured in work fall accidents. Employers must carry out risk assessments for all operations at work and seek to minimise risk by taking reasonable precautions.
Employers should, where possible, take evasive action that prevents an employee from having to carry out tasks at height. If an alternative is not possible it is incumbent on employees to provide full protection including fall arresters where appropriate. Fall accident compensation claims arise due to negligence by an employer or co-worker in numerous industrial locations including :-
If you have been injured as a result of negligence by an employer or a co-worker, our fall accident solicitors are able to make a compensation claim on a no win no fee basis. If you are partly to blame yourself our fall accident solicitors can still make a claim. If you would like advice at no cost just complete the contact form or email our lawyers offices or call the helpline and a work fall accident solicitor will telephone to give information on how to protect your legal right to claim compensation with no further obligation.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 339 958
The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here