Whether you’re a builder, roofer or member of the public, chances are you will come into contact with scaffolding at some point. We’ve all been there, crossing the road and walking underneath scaffolding without a thought for our own safety – but did you ever stop to think that you could be injured by faulty or dangerous scaffolding? Statistically, you’re more at risk of a scaffolding injury if you work on scaffolding, but that’s not to say that accidents don’t leave members of the public injured too.
In fact, whether you’re a contractor or just a person going about your day, you could find yourself eligible to make a claim for dangerous scaffolding compensation if you have been injured. With years of experience handling personal injury claims, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to help you claim dangerous scaffolding compensation, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How could scaffolding be dangerous?
Scaffolding on a construction site or a building is only safe if it has been properly selected and erected. Construction companies need to ensure they choose the right type of scaffolding to support the weight that will be placed on it. Risk assessments should be carried out before work commences, and an experienced, qualified individual should be responsible for erecting the scaffolding to a safe standard. If anything goes wrong at any one of these stages, the result could be an accident which leaves people injured.
Members of the public could be injured by a scaffolding collapse when scaffolding folds or buckles, causing crush injuries from being trapped under scaffolding. Workers could fall from height when this happens, suffering broken bones, back and spinal or head injuries and crush injuries from scaffolding falling on them. But dangerous scaffolding could even lead to objects falling from height and striking those on the ground below – workers may drop tools if there are no boards or places to rest them, and this could cause serious head, facial or back injuries to members of the public.
Next steps to claiming
Construction worker or passer-by, if you’ve been injured by scaffolding the process for making a claim is the same. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you have a viable claim. It’s free to call, but be quick as there is a three-year time limit to make a personal injury claim. You don’t need to feel pressured either – our advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice, however you’ve been injured.