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Scaffolding Accident Claims

Workplaces should be safe environments where jobs can be carried out without health and safety fears. If you’ve been injured in a scaffolding accident, you may be able to claim. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

Unfortunately, in some environments accidents and injuries do occur. They’re often the result of unsafe working conditions, due to lack of due care or attention when it comes to workplace safety.

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For a no-obligation initial discussion about your circumstances and to find out whether you have a claim, please feel free to call us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.

Types of scaffolding accidents

Accidents in the workplace can range from the minor to the fatal. In the UK, according to the Health & Safety Executive figures for 2017/18, 1.4 million people are suffering from a work-related illness.

We can help employees, contractors and members of the public, who as a result of someone else’s negligence, have been involved in scaffolding accidents. These accidents might involve:

  • A fall from height
  • Collapsing scaffolding structures
  • Falling objects from scaffolding
  • Inadequate safety procedures
  • Insecure or missing bracing
  • Insufficient on-the-job training
  • No protective equipment issued or worn on the job
  • Weak planking

Any work conducted at height represents a serious potential hazard. As a consequence, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 stipulates that whenever such a task is undertaken, employers must provide a safe working platform. The definition of a safe working platform will vary depending on the nature of the task being carried out. On construction sites, this will typically take the form of scaffolding.

The erection of suitable scaffolding should only be planned and undertaken by competent employees with the appropriate level of knowledge and experience to ensure adequate strength rigidity and stability of the structure. In addition, it is vital that access to the scaffold is not only safe but also effectively controlled. The scaffold must also be constructed in such a way that materials can be loaded, unloaded and distributed safely. Appropriate steps should also be taken to minimise the risk of objects falling from the scaffolding, whilst all employees working in the immediate area should receive appropriate instruction and training.

Scaffolding accidents outside the workplace

Not all accidents involving scaffolding happen at work. Sometimes innocent bystanders, residents or pedestrians are injured by falling debris, collapsing structures and a wide variety of mishaps.

If you’ve suffered an injury as a member of the public because of a scaffolding accident, you may be able to claim compensation from the company responsible for the scaffolding.

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Scaffold INJURIES

There are many different types of injuries that can take place as a result of accidents on and round scaffolding, these are just a few that can take place that you could potentially make a compensation claim for.

  • Dislocations
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Limb and joint injuries
  • Amputation
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Spinal Cord injuries
  • Sprains, strains, pulled muscles, torn ligaments
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Back, neck or shoulder strain or sprain

HOW MUCH COMPENSATION  for Scaffolding Accident Claims?

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

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If you believe that you have a claim, you should contact us.

At Jefferies, our team of no win no fee solicitors are experienced in all types of Personal Injury claims, including scaffolding injuries. On behalf of our clients we can issue claims for past and future losses, taking into account pain and suffering, loss of earnings, need for specialist support and physical disabilities.

We understand how difficult it can be to make a claim whilst dealing with the physical and emotional stress of your injury. Our team will guide you through the legal process as quickly and simply as possible whilst getting you the compensation you deserve.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.