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15% of specified injuries to employees were accounted for by falls from height, according to 2017’s HSE report “Kinds of accident in Great Britain”. Often falls from height result in severe brain injury which impact significantly upon quality of life and future earning potential.

Brain injury claim specialists

If you or a loved one suffered an accidental fall from height at work then our expert lawyers can help. Our leading specialist brain injury lawyers have over 20 years’ experience of working for clients with severe brain and head injuries caused by falls from height. Our dedicated team are able to provide advice and assistance throughout a claim, ensuring that interim payments are secured to cover rehabilitation and any home modifications that might be needed.

Headway approved firm

As a Headway approved firm we agree to work within the Headway personal injury lawyer’s code of conduct. This means that you can be sure that we offer the quality and expertise needed to pursue a successful brain injury claim. We also have connections to many specialist brain injury rehabilitation and support providers who we can put you in touch with.

Different types of fall from height

Accident at work

  • Warehouse accidents - faulty lifts and hoists, material falling from height


  • Falling from ladders, step ladders and cherry pickers


  • Objects falling from height


  • Falling from ladders and step ladders

Office work

  • An office is often considered a fairly safe work environment but if storage is kept at a height safe access can sometimes be overlooked, as well as heavy items stored at height falling from their shelves.

Building site and construction

  • There are many different types of hazard on a building site that, if not properly used or if faulty can cause a brain injury after a fall from height –
    • Falling from scaffolding
    • Collapsing trenches
    • Slips and trips
    • Faulty lifts and hoists
    • Material falling from height

How can Boyes Turner help?

After a fall from height a brain injury is not uncommon, we have dealt with many different types of head or brain injury as a result of a fall, from mild to severe. Whilst damaged brain cells do no regenerate, recovery can still occur. The brain can reorganise itself and rehabilitation helps the brain do this, allowing the victim to also potentially recover physically quicker.

Our specialist brain injury lawyers aim to make sure that their clients have the best quality of life by focusing on early rehabilitation and training. We work with charities and case managers to ensure that practical assistance is given as soon as possible, we can arrange for interim payments to deal with rehabilitation costs, nursing care, specialist equipment, aids and appliances and money to replace lost income.

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Making a fall from height claim

Brain injuries can be utterly devastating to the lives of those affected, if the injury was caused because of the fault of an organisation or another person then it may be possible to get financial compensation.

Employers have a duty of care towards their staff and therefore falls from height which happened at work are usually caused by negligent action by employers or fellow employees and making a claim will hold the organisation or individual responsible for the injury and may stop it from happening again.Making a claim can also ensure that quality of life is improved for the client through early rehabilitation, training and an application for interim payments which can help with any pressing financial needs or purchase necessary equipment or care.

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What should I do next?

You have 3 years from the date of the accident within which to issue court proceedings, however, the sooner the better as any potential interim payments will have more impact on your rehabilitation and care. To find out more about making a claim click here.

We are specialists in all kinds of brain injury, both traumatic and acquired, if you would like to have a free initial consultation about taking your claim forward please contact the team on 0118 952 7137 or email us on

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"Happy to recommend your services"

Thank you again for all you have done for us and the way you have done it. We would be happy to recommend your services to anyone else in a similar position.

Boyes Turner client

"I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my recovery"

"It really does turn your life upside down in a moment, not just for me but for my family as well. It’s been a difficult journey, sometimes very emotional, but I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my recovery and in being able to tell this story tooMy story shows what can be achieved with the support of the right people and a little determination. I look back on where I was and I’m delighted with where I am now. I’ve still got a way to go and I still have some effects from the accident to deal with but I hope people see what I’ve achieved and it helps them as they begin their recovery."

Jessica Stevens

"We'd like to express our thanks to Kim and the team at Boyes Turner..."

We’d like to express our thanks to Kim and the team at Boyes Turner for the expertise, experience and professionalism in handling our daughter’s serious injury claim following a road accident. From arranging a team of rehab specialists and the necessary funding to the negotiation of the final very satisfactory settlement, the whole operation has been conducted very smoothly and we can recommend their service to anyone in a similar position.

"Thank you so much for all you have done..."

Thank you so much for all you have done for C and the family. I know that you have absolutely given it everything you’ve got and your devotion and commitment to the case has been spectacular.

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"I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks..."

I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks to you for your professional attitude and handling of the claim throughout this tragic case.  It is in cases like this where the compensation can never compensate for the loss suffered, but hopefully it will help in some way to move forward.

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