Accidents at work can be caused by employees falling from vehicles either while they are moving or while they are stationary. Even if the fall is not from a substantial height it can still cause serious injury and the employee may be entitled to claim compensation.
Common injuries resulting from this type of accident at work include back injuries, neck injuries, head injuries and broken bones.
Accidents at work when the vehicle is stationary will be most likely to happen if the vehicle is being loaded or unloaded as employees may be moving quickly and could be carrying heavy items. The employee may fall because they cannot see where they are going, may loose their balance or slip or trip.
If the floor surface of the vehicle is damaged or slippery, this could cause slip and trips from both a stationary and moving vehicle. To avoid this type of accident at work the employee should report any damage of the floor surface to their employer as soon as it is noticed.
If the employee is working with material which could be slippery they should ensure that it is not getting transferred to the floor surface of the vehicle from their shoes. If this is likely the employee should wear appropriate footwear and take care when working on the vehicle.
If you have had an accident at work, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim compensation, contact our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891331 and we can investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation.