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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim faulty scaffolding compensation


    When was the last time you felt worried about walking underneath scaffolding? Most of us don’t give a second thought to it – but there have been cases where members of the public have been injured by damaged or collapsed scaffolding. If you have been a victim of somebody else’s negligence, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim faulty scaffolding compensation. But how could you be injured by scaffolding?

    Scaffolding accidents – how do they happen?

    It might be that scaffolding hasn’t been properly erected – it needs to be assembled and erected by a qualified individual. It also needs to be fit for the job at hand, as overloading scaffolding with too much weight could cause it to bend, buckle and collapse. If you’re walking underneath when this happens, you could suffer serious crush injuries, broken bones or even be killed.

    Another risk from scaffolding is being hit by objects falling from height. Careless workers could drop tools, buckets or other equipment from height which could strike you as you are walking underneath. This could cause head injuries, facial injuries, even back injuries which could leave you with ongoing issues such as pain or mobility problems. Claiming faulty scaffolding compensation for scaffolding which has collapsed and injured you doesn’t have to be complicated – you can make a 100% no win, no fee* claim with Accident Advice Helpline, within three years of your accident.

    How have you been injured?

    Collapsing scaffolding could lead to any of the following injuries:

    • Broken bones
    • Crush injuries
    • Injuries to internal organs – for example, a punctured lung
    • Head injuries/brain injury
    • Facial injuries
    • Back or neck injuries, which could affect your mobility or even leave you paralysed
    • Cuts and bruises

    If you’ve been lucky enough to escape with cuts, bruises or broken bones, you’d be forgiven for thinking you won’t be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation. But you’d be wrong. In fact, if somebody else has caused your accident, you can make a claim even if you have suffered minor injuries. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to tell you whether you have a viable claim. Our experienced team of advisors are easy to talk to and can give you all the advice you need, on a confidential no-obligation basis. So why not get in touch today to find out if you’re eligible to claim after your scaffolding accident?

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    Date Published: October 28, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.