If you have been injured as a result of a fall at work, you may be entitled to compensation.
All employers have an obligation to manage the risk of slips, trips and falls in their industry. These responsibilities include:
- Managing the risks of a fall, from one level to another, where injury is likely
- Ensuring all work is carried out on the ground or on a solid construction. Where this is not possible your employer must provide adequate protection to reduce the risk of falls.
- This may include providing edge protection.
The obligations on the workplace health and safety legislation aim to ensure that each hazard that may result in a fall is identified, assessed, and has control measures implemented to prevent or reduce the exposure to risk.