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Accidents involving falls are one of the most common causes of catastrophic or fatal injury. Falls whilst working at heights account for a quarter (25%) of all workplace deaths. A fall of less than two metres can be enough to cause permanent disability from brain injuryspinal cord injury (SCI), major trauma or other serious injury, with life-changing consequences for the injured person and their family. Serious injury can also occur in accidents involving falls at or below floor level, from moving vehicles or where injury is caused by something else, such as an object that is falling.

What is a fall from height claim?

The law requires employers, councils, and other business owners to take effective measures to prevent injury from falls or falling objects to their employees or other visitors to their premises. This also applies to schools, or public places and buildings, such as playgrounds, parks, hotels, and sports and leisure facilities. If their negligence results in serious injury from a fall, the injured person may be entitled to compensation.

Starting your falling from heights claim

Boyes Turner’s serious injury specialists have helped countless clients rebuild their lives after accidents left them with permanent disability from head injury, spinal cord injury (SCI) and major trauma. Our service includes:

  • free advice from our experienced, specialist solicitors;
  • claims handled on a no win no fee (conditional fee or CFA) basis;
  • early access to (defendant) insurer-funded rehabilitation;
  • interim (advance) payments to pay for urgent needs and ease financial hardship;
  • high value compensation settlements;
  • personal injury trusts and deputyship to protect vulnerable clients;
  • specialist experience of complex claims involving catastrophic injury or contributory negligence.

Why choose Boyes Turner?

Our clients receive the highest standards of advice and representation and are always treated with compassion, outstanding care and understanding of the physical, emotional, psychological and financial impact that life-changing injury can have upon their lives.

  • We are nationally acclaimed personal injury lawyers, recognised as leading personal injury experts by Chambers Directory and Legal 500.
  • We are an award-winning firm and our specialist lawyers are accredited for their expertise in high-value personal injury claims.
  • Our highly experienced personal injury team have the proven skills and experience to succeed in high value, complex claims involving severe physical and psychological injury.
  • We provide the highest standards of advice, knowledge and expertise to take on the most complex personal injury claims with confidence.

Injuries from falls and falling objects claims frequently asked questions

What kind of falling accident can lead to a serious injury compensation claim?

We advise anyone who has suffered a serious injury in any kind of fall which was caused by somebody else’s negligence seek advice from a specialist solicitor.

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What is a fall from height?

Common causes of claims arising from serious injury from falls from heights include:

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What is a fall on the same level?

According to the HSE, nearly a third of all reported workplace non-fatal injuries in 2019/2020 were from falls on the same level. Compensation claims for falls on the same level arise when serious injury is caused by accidents involving:

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What is a fall from a moving vehicle?

According to the HSE, falls from vehicles are the most common accidents involving workplace transport. Employers may be negligent where they failed to provide safe systems of work, appropriately secured ladders and guardrails, appropriate training, or failed to restrict vehicle access to employees who need to use them and are competent to do so.

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What is an injury from a falling object?

Employers, contractors, owners of buildings and businesses, councils and schools all have a legal responsibility to protect employees, visitors, and the public from injury from falling objects.

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Who do I claim against for injury caused by falls or falling objects?

Claims may be against one or more of the following:

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What must employers do to prevent injury and falls from heights?

To comply with health and safety guidelines and prevent injury, employers must:

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Can I claim against my employer after a fall at work?[

The law requires employers and business owners to take effective measures to prevent anyone from being injured by falling or being hit by a falling object.

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What health and safety errors lead to falls/falling objects injury claims?

Falling accidents, serious injuries and their causes are often complex, involving more than one contributing mistake. Workplace accidents often arise from a combination of an unsafe environment and a co-worker’s negligence.

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Meet your specialist team

Our specialist Injuries from falls and falling objects claims team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
Kim Milan

Kim Milan

Senior Partner

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Claire Roantree


Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson

Associate Solicitor

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Our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been nationally recognised for over 20 years because of their expertise, empathy and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients.

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What our clients say


Kim at Boyes Turner was recommended to me after I had received ineffective service from another company. From the outset, Kim has been professional, reassuring and supportive. I have always had faith in her ability to get the best outcome, not only financially, but also in helping my rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury. She is friendly and empathetic, with unquestionable professional integrity. She was quick to grasp the important issues in my case, was meticulous in her investigating the details and analysing them, realistic in what the outcomes were likely to be and achieved a successful outcome.

I would not hesitate in recommending her and Boyes Turner.

Boyes Turner Client

"Amazing people"

Almost 5 years ago my sons suffered a life changing brain injury accident. A new life for everyone, so many unknowns so many difficult decisions. I met Claire and the team shortly after the accident. So many questions answered but more than that, amazing lovely people. Claire has been guiding me and the family throughout this ordeal with such compassion, there every time I needed her we couldn’t of asked for a nicer person. I have met many others with in Boyes Turner and all have been genuine lovely people, I’m now working with Ruth and Lindsay from the court of protection. Again, I can't say enough about them amazing lovely people. They truly do won't the best for my son and they did and continue to do so.

Barry Williams

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Claire is exceptionally knowledgeable in the personal injury legal domain, especially in the specific area of my injury. From our very first conversation, she was clear in explaining the potential different routes that the process could take and provided me with expectations of what I could expect along the journey.

She ensured that all bases were covered, organising meetings, discussions and necessary specialist appointments, in order to bring together the case and take it forward. Claire was then able to use her extensive pool of contacts, to appoint an "area leading" barrister, to represent me.

Overall, I was very pleased with appointing Claire and Boyes Turner to act as my solicitor for the legal claim that I pursued. Thank you for all of your support.

Boyes Turner Client

"Boyes turner workplace injury claim"

I approached Claire Roantree of Boyes Turner in regards to making a claim about a workplace burns injury. It was something that had scarred me physically and mentally and taken a huge toll on the lives of me and my family. Claire wasted no time in finding out what happened and made sure I was treated by known experts and quickly finding an answer to my burns scarring and how I could be treated to help manage my pain. Claire also helped me by appointing a psychiatrist to understand my situation and help me cope with post traumatic stress disorder. As well as taking as much stress of the claim away, she was thorough in every situation, making sure I had the best possible claim, and handled it all expertly, I am so very grateful to her and her team. They have helped guide my life back into a positive direction and I can't thank her enough!

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Excellent service from Claire and her team at all times. We were kept up to date at each stage of our claim. The outcome was much better than we expected and we would not hesitate to recommend Boyes Turner to family and friends.

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