Scaffold Accident Claims

Read our free guide for victims who have suffered a injury due to a scaffolding accident. Our claims solicitors are here 7 days a week to offer free advice.

Scaffolding is one of the highest risk aspects of the construction industry, leading to a large number of accidents and injuries every year. Given this high rate of accidents and injuries, it is especially important that your employer takes all possible measures to look after your health and safety. If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident and it wasn’t your fault, you are likely to be eligible for compensation. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation.

Common Scaffold Accident Claims

  • Falls From A Height

Working on scaffolding is inherently dangerous. It is your employer’s responsibility to take all reasonable steps to keep you safe. This includes putting up railings to prevent falls, requiring all employees to wear harnesses when working on scaffolding. They should ensure that tasks do not require stretching or leaning across gaps at height. Also that all staff has training in the policies and procedures that keep them safe when working in this way. If you fall from scaffolding at work, you can claim compensation as result of your injury. Many of us write off a fall as us ‘being clumsy’. It is your employer’s job to make sure that ‘being clumsy’ doesn’t lead you to injury. If they don’t take all steps, your employer is likely to be at fault. Falls from a height can lead to lasting back, hip or spinal injuries, nerve damage, broken bones, and concussions.

  • Poorly Maintained Or Faulty Equipment

This includes a wide range of problems and injuries. Poorly maintained or faulty scaffolding can make falls and slips more likely. It can also collapse, causing significant damage to anyone unlucky enough to be underneath it. Alternatively, using poorly maintained or inappropriate equipment on the scaffolding may put you at risk of an accident. For example, it may mean that you need to use excessive force when using a screwdriver. It can cause you to overbalance if your hand slips. You have the right to expect that your job doesn’t become more dangerous by having to use faulty equipment. If you suffer an injury due to faulty equipment, you are likely to be eligible for compensation for your injuries.

How Do I Make A Scaffold Accident Claim?

Making a scaffold accident claim is already stressful, without the added complication of having the claim be against your employer. Many people are put off trying for the compensation they need. They concern that the process of making a claim will be expensive and time-consuming. We aim to make sure that it is neither.

Where possible, we offer our services on a no win no fee basis. This means that you do not have to make any payments upfront. Our fee depends on the amount of compensation you receive. If we are unable to secure the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe a penny. This means that you don’t need to worry about expensive legal fees. We believe that you should get justice for your scaffolding accident at work without putting yourself at financial risk. A no win no fee agreement allows us to do just that. Call us now on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form. Find out whether you might be eligible for our help with your work injury claim.

We take the stress and pressure out of making a claim.

The first claim may make you worry that you are not making yourself clear or you follow the wrong procedures. Our specialist claims team of no win no fee personal injury solicitors are experts in this field. It means that we know how to best present your case. We will handle all of the paperwork, writing to the other party, gathering evidence and handling the negotiations. You can concentrate on your recovery. We will inform you of all offers of compensation. Also, we will give you our opinion about whether the amount of compensation they offer you is fair or not. We will be by your side throughout the process. Know that you have the best possible representation and the highest chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.

How Much Compensation Can I Get For My Scaffold Accident Claim?

Our scaffold accident claims solicitors are here to listen to the details of your case. They make sure that we understand your case, the full details of your personal injury due to your accident. We also ask how it impacts your life. This means that we are able to ensure that you get the full compensation that you are entitled to. Compensation payments for specific injuries are set by the Judicial College (a national governing body). But these payments often make up only a small part of the compensation you are awarded. Compensation covers any costs or expenses you may incur as a result of your scaffolding accident.

These payments could be for the loss of earnings if you are unable to work for a period of time following your scaffolding accident, the cost of travel to and from work if you are able to return to work but not able to drive there yourself. They can also include much larger and more serious items, such as loss of future earnings if you are unable to continue in your previous job or making modifications to your home such as putting in a stairlift or moving to a wheelchair accessible home if this becomes necessary. By working with our team, you know that you are getting the best compensation deal that you can. We take your unique circumstances into account.

Could I Lose My Job For Starting A Scaffold Accident Claim?

It is illegal for your employer to dismiss you as a result of you bringing an accident at work claim. They are not allowed to punish you in any way, which includes firing you, passing you over for promotion. Or it may count changing your duties to less desirable ones in response to your claim. The overwhelming majority of employers would not want to punish an employee for claiming the compensation they need to recover fully after an accident at work. For the small number who might, knowing that you have a specialist team of solicitors working on your accident at work claim may be enough to make them realize that such actions will put them in breach of their obligations under the law again.

We will be with you all the way, and will remind your employers of their obligations, should this be necessary. You should never be in a position where you are punished for seeking justice for the injury you have suffered as a result of your accident at work. If you have concerns about this or any other aspect of making an accident at work claim, call us. on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form. Our expert claims team will discuss your case with you and ensure that you get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Scaffold Accident Claims

What If I Can’t Afford To Make A Scaffold Accident Claim?

We understand that the period following an accident or injury at work can be a stressful and financially difficult time. We believe that justice for your work injury should not be dependent on your being able to make large, upfront payments for expert legal claims advice. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of our clients. A no win no fee agreement allows us to act on your behalf without you having to pay anything upfront. It also removes the risk and worry that comes from wondering how you might pay the legal fees if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. If we do not win your claim, you won’t have to pay for anything. This means that you will never be left worse off because you made a work injury compensation claim.

The no win no fee agreement also means you don’t need to worry that your legal fees may exceed the amount of compensation you are awarded. With the traditional payment model for legal services, the costs associated with making your claim could quickly exceed the amount of compensation you are awarded, which doesn’t fit our idea of justice at all. Our no win no fee agreements cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payout. This means that you can relax, knowing that you will always receive the lion’s share of the compensation you are awarded.

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We are able to offer a no win no fee agreement to the vast majority of our clients, though there are some unusual cases where this is not possible. If you would like to find out whether your scaffolding accident injury compensation claim is eligible for our no win no fee agreement or if you have any other questions, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form.

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