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Scaffolding Accidents Claim Experts
If you have been injured while working on scaffolding then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Working in construction involves its own risks. Having to work on scaffolding from great heights, as well the regular use of heavy equipment and machinery, means that injuries often happen within the sector. However, your employer has a duty of care to minimise any dangers that may arise. They should also be held accountable if your injury could have been prevented.
Importantly, Health and Safety legislation is there to ensure your employer protects your safety in the workplace. Therefore, they should regularly conduct a thorough assessment of all potential hazards and risks, provide suitable training and protective gear, and ensure all equipment is safe to use. So, if they don’t take these precautions, and you have an accident, you may be able to claim compensation.
If your accident happened while you were employed, then we may be able to help you make a scaffolding injuries claim. We’ve helped lots of people make Compensation Experts scaffolding accident claims on a No win, no fee basis (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page). This means that if you don’t win your claim for compensation, you and your family aren’t left with any scary costs.
Don’t suffer in silence, speak to our friendly team today to find out how much you could claim.
Types of Scaffolding Accidents
There are many hazards in the workplace that can result in scaffolding accidents. Some of the most common types of accidents caused by scaffolding include slips and trips, falls from height, manual handling, and accidents involving equipment.
If you are working on scaffolding as part of your job, then your employer must ensure that they are following correct regulations, such as the Work at Height Regulations 2005 to keep you safe from injury. Your employer must also ensure they correctly maintain any equipment that you may use whilst working on scaffolding so that you are always kept safe.
Here are some of the more common types of scaffolding accidents.
Collapses can cause some of the most serious injuries for those working on or around scaffolding, or even passers-by.
Common reasons for scaffolding to collapse are:
- Too much weight on scaffolding structures.
- Sub-standard equipment, such as standards, ledgers, transforms or planking.
- Incorrectly erected scaffolding.
Manual handling in scaffolding work
Manual handling injuries are prevalent as the work is very hands on, with constant moving, twisting and lifting. A wide variety of injuries result from scaffolding work including fractures, strain, sprain and bruising, often the result of unloading and dismantling scaffolds.
Slips, trips or falls from scaffolding
According to the National Access and Scaffolding Association (NASC) slips, trips and falls were the most common injury in 2020 for scaffolding workers. The operatives most prone to these injuries fall into age ranges of 21-30 (42% of the total reported) and 41-50 (32%).
The chances of being injured in a slip or fall increase significantly under the following conditions:
- Treacherous weather conditions
- Inadequate site maintenance, holes and obstructions such as waste materials
- Poor ground conditions and uneven surfaces.
- Equipment and materials left in access routes
Falling from height
Falls from a height are a significant scaffolding accident type for workers or site operatives.
A scaffolding fall can happen because of inadequate protections, such as missing handrails, faulty access to the top of buildings and lack of safety measures.
Whatever the cause of your fall, if it was not your fault, and you’ve suffered an injury as a result, then we can help you.
Causes of scaffolding accidents
Scaffolding accidents can be caused by lack of training, your employer not having correct health and safety procedures in place, lack of risk assessments, and not maintaining equipment. All these things are designed to keep employees safe. So, if you have a scaffolding accident and it was due to one of these examples, then your employer may be at fault, and you may be able to make a scaffolding accident claim for compensation.
Naturally, falling in such an unforgiving environment can result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, and sometimes they can even lead to other types of scaffolding accident, like falling off scaffolding onto the ground below. If you’ve suffered a slip or trip while working on scaffolding we can probably help you,
It’s your employer’s responsibility to make sure your working environment is safe and should be held accountable for any negligence.
Why choose the Compensation Experts?
Firstly, at The Compensation Experts we have unrivalled industry knowledge. This allows us to handle the most complex scaffolding accidents, always with sensitivity and delicacy.
In addition, our nationwide network of hand-picked solicitors will work closely with you and your loved ones to guide them through the claims process. Acting with professionalism throughout, we are therefore always on hand to answer your queries.
Once you make contact with our team, they will put you in touch with a scaffolding injury specialist. They will then advise you what needs to be done to make a successful claim for compensation.
What you need to do now
Complete and submit a claim form and one of our agents will contact you to discuss the details of the case. They will then determine whether you will be able to make a claim, and match you up with one of the panel of legal firms we work with.
Am I eligible?
If you’ve been a victim of a scaffolding accident in the last 3 years due to someone else’s negligence, then yes, your case is eligible for compensation.
The Compensation Experts are specialists in scaffolding accident claims, so even if you’re not completely sure if your scaffolding injury was due to negligence, speak to us and you could have top scaffolding accident lawyers reviewing your case.Find out more
How much could I claim?
Scaffolding accident compensation can be different from case to case, with lots of factors contributing to the final settlement figure. The type of injury, the circumstances of the scaffolding accident, the impact on your life, loss of past and future earnings will all be taken into consideration.
Our dedicated team of scaffolding accident lawyers and experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
When you’re making a scaffolding accident claim, we understand that it’s because you’ve suffered a serious accident that has had a significant impact on your life. That’s why we want to make the process of claiming compensation for you clear and easy to understand.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence about your accident, and will notify your employer or the negligent party that claim proceedings will be starting. You’ll have an expert solicitor working and negotiating on your behalf, and making sure you’re always up to date on proceedings.Find out more