As with all other types of jobs involving working at heights, scaffolding carries obvious risks. Apart from falling from the scaffolding, there are other types of scaffolding accidents, that take place. These can be caused by;
If you have suffered an injury whilst working on or around scaffolding, you may be entitled to make a scaffolding injury compensation claim.
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It is the duty of the employer to ensure that preventative measures are in place to minimise the risk of falling off scaffolding or other types of accident occurring whilst working with scaffolding. The employer is responsible for carrying out risk assessments and adopting safety measures to prevent workers from being involved in scaffolding accidents. If your employer has failed in these duties, and you have suffered personal injury as a result, then you could be entitled to scaffolding injury compensation.
Spencers helped a client secure a total of £1.3m in compensation when he suffered a serious head injury after a pole struck him on the head from the top of a scaffolding structure. After a thorough investigation, our complex injury solicitors obtained damages to compensate our client for the injuries he sustained, as well as ensuring that provision for his long-term care needs were met.
Falling from, or being hit by scaffolding can cause serious injuries which may take you a long time to recover from. You may be unable to work at a later stage if your injury becomes chronic and without adequate rest and specialist treatment, the injury could lead to additional damage.
If you have suffered a scaffolding injury that was not your fault then you are entitled to compensation which will include provisions to help pay for specialist medical treatment and ease the financial pressures from being unable to work, particularly if you are self-employed.
We can’t turn the clock back to before the accident, but we can do the next best thing. By using their scaffolding injury compensation expertise our personal injury solicitors’ team will ensure that your workplace personal injury claim is carried out with care, precision and consummate professionalism, to obtain for you the maximum financial compensation together with all the rehabilitation resources that your medical condition requires.
Call us today on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss your claim with one of our advisors, or complete our enquiry form online and we'll call you back. If you're worried about legal fees, don't be. Claims are normally dealt with under a no win no fee arrangement, so if your claim doesn't succeed you won't pay for our work.