Are you a construction worker who has been injured after falling from scaffolding at work? You might have broken your leg, suffered a serious back injury or even sustained a life-changing head injury after falling from height – but what can you do about it? Well, either you or a member of your family could make a claim for scaffold fall compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. We don’t hire just any personal injury lawyers – our team has years of industry experience and we work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How did your scaffolding fall occur?
There are many causes for scaffolding accidents – but most accidents can be avoided if employers take steps to keep their staff safe at work. It could be that the scaffolding you were working on was not properly erected by a trained individual. Or perhaps it wasn’t suitable for the job at hand and too much weight was loaded onto it. Both of these things could lead to a scaffolding collapse, and if scaffolding buckles and folds, you could be injured after you fall from height or even suffer crush injuries if you are trapped underneath the scaffolding itself.
You could be hit by falling tools or equipment whilst working on scaffolding, or injure yourself after falling through damaged boards. High winds and wet weather increase your risk of a fall from height when working on scaffolding, and it’s up to your employer whether work should continue if weather is poor. At the end of the day, if you have been injured and feel your employer could have done more to prevent your accident at work, why not make a claim for scaffold fall compensation?
Are you entitled to compensation?
Provided we can prove your employer was liable for your accident – for example if they didn’t erect scaffolding properly or insisted you work at height during dangerous weather conditions – you are eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. The first step is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, for confidential, no-obligation advice relating to your accident. Most claims don’t end up in court and can be handled in full over the phone; there is really nothing to lose sleep over.
Whether you’ve suffered minor injuries or are unable to return to work due to a back or head injury, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton