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Fall From Height Injuries 

Even when safety guidelines are followed to the letter of the law, working at height will always involve some degree of risk and falling from height injuries are possible. This is a fact borne out by HSE statistics: in 2018/19, 40 workers in the UK suffered fatal injury as a result of a fall from height accident. This works out as an average of around three deaths per month – a figure which should be considered as unacceptable in twenty-first century Britain and an increase from the 2017/18 figure of 35.

In addition, the HSE reports that there were 44,400 non-fatal accidents involving falling from height injuries. This figure is equivalent to 121 accidents per day.

Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland has extensive experience handling serious fall from height injuries and fatal fall from height accident claims. We understand how your life has and will continue to be affected by your fall from height injuries. This means that we can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your compensation claim.

The Thompson’s falling from height injuries experts are able to handle fall from height accident claims on a No Win No Fee basis so that you are financially protected and fully able to take on the party who was responsible for the accident. 

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Falls from height are all too common in the construction, scaffolding, agriculture, forestry, warehouse, and food and drink sectors. Workers experience a variety of falling from height injuries including fall from height head injury consequences that can last a lifetime. 

In these industries, some of the most common fall from height accidents involve the following:

  • Ladders
  • Scaffolds
  • Mobile working platforms (MWPs)
  • Vehicles, including forklift trucks
  • Plant and machinery
  • Roof and ceiling work
  • Stairs
  • Trees

Fall from height injuries are a significant concern across various industries, posing risks to workers' safety and well-being. The consequences of such incidents, including head injuries, can profoundly impact individuals for a lifetime. 

With this in mind, it's imperative for employers and workers alike to prioritise stringent safety measures and training protocols to mitigate the occurrence of fall from height injuries and ensure a safer work environment for all.

Seeking legal assistance from Thompsons can provide workers with the necessary support and guidance to navigate through the aftermath of such accidents, ensuring they receive the compensation and care they rightfully deserve.


A fall from height injury may result in serious head and brain injuries including brain haemorrhage and skull fractures. A fall from height may also result in a serious spinal or spinal cord injury, in some cases resulting in paralysis.

Other serious fall from height injuries include the following:

  • Rib fractures
  • Lung contusion
  • Cardiac and aortic rupture
  • Broken limbs
  • Amputation injuries

Sadly, falls from height may also be fatal. In such cases it will almost always be necessary to instruct expert fatal fall from height accident solicitors who have experience in this field and can ensure you and your family receive assistance following the death of a loved one.

Why claim with Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland?

Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland is regarded by many as the leading personal injury law firm in the country.

We specialise in helping claimants secure sums for serious, catastrophic and fatal personal injuries. This includes securing sums for the following:

  • Interim payments to meet your most pressing needs
  • Lost earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Specialist equipment
  • Home adaptations

Our service is more than just a legal service as we strive to work with accident victims and their families to ensure the best outcomes possible. Living with a serious or catastrophic injury can be a significant challenge, but we will be by your side as you seek justice and as you and your family move forward following a fall from height.

Fall from height accident claims can be complex and overwhelming, but with our expertise and dedication, we navigate through the legal intricacies on your behalf. 

Our experienced team understands the intricacies of personal injury law, and we are committed to fighting for your rights and obtaining the compensation you deserve. Trust Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland to advocate for you every step of the way.

We are determined to help ensure access to justice for those who need it most. This is why we have a No Win, No Fee claims model that involves no financial risk on your part when claiming compensation for a fall from height. With our support, you can pursue your claim with confidence, knowing that we are here to fight for your rights without adding financial burden to your situation.

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Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland are committed to ensuring justice for individuals and their families who have suffered as a result of health and safety failures in the workplace – we never act for defendants.

We seek justice and this is why we are dedicated to our No Win, No Fee claims model that involves no financial risk on your part when claiming compensation for a fall from height.

We can assist you wherever you live in Scotland - With offices conveniently located in Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Peebles and Dumfries, we are accessible to clients from various regions. We are committed to providing personalised legal support tailored to your unique situation. 

Let us help you navigate the complexities of your case and work towards achieving the justice and compensation you deserve.

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