You may be eligible for compensation if you have had an accident that was not your fault.
Unfortunately in Scotland, compensation is not granted automatically following an accident and in order to make a successful compensation claim, you need to be able to prove that you have been injured as the direct result of something another person or organisation did (that they shouldn't have done), or didn't do (that they should have done).
Who can make a claim?
Unless the fall from height accident was completely your fault, anybody can make a claim for injuries caused by a fall from height.
If you were at work when the accident happened, perhaps in the construction industry, or as a window cleaner, scaffolder, or in any type of employment, and the accident occurred as a result of your employer's negligence, perhaps they did not provide proper safety equipment, training, or failed to carry out a full risk assessment, then you would make the claim against your employer.
If you were on public property, perhaps in a hotel or at a shopping mall and you fell because a railing or high-level deck was defective, you would make the claim against the owner of the property or the organisation tasked with looking after the building or land.
If you suffered a fall from height at home due to a faulty product such as a defective ladder, you may be able to make a claim against the supplier or manufacturer of the product. If you suffered a fall due to structural failure you may, in certain circumstances, be able to claim against the builder of the property.
If you are unsure of whether you could make a claim for your injuries following a fall from height, talk to Thompsons today and we will give you the information you need to take your claim forward.
Proof in Personal Injury Compensation Claims
'Proof' is very important in personal injury compensation claims, and it isn’t always easy to provide. For example, while it may be easy to prove that you sustained an injury, proving that somebody else is responsible for your accident is not always straightforward.
You will need to show a court that, on the balance of probability, if the person you hold responsible for the accident had acted differently, perhaps by providing well-maintained safety equipment or using a risk assessment to ensure your working at height task was carried out safely, then either the accident would not have occurred or your injuries would not have been as severe.
Talk to Thompsons for personal injury claim legal advice
To find out if you are eligible to make a fall from height compensation claim, contact Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland today.
We will be able to evaluate your circumstances and tell you quickly whether we believe you could make a claim for compensation and we will explain all you need to know.
Give us a call today on 0800 089 133 to find out more.