If your job involves you working on or near scaffolding that collapses you may have suffered a traumatic experience and very possibly personal injury. If this has happened to you then you should seek collapsing scaffolding accident advice.
Anyone injured in such an accident may well have suffered lacerations, broken bones and even head or brain injuries. In extreme cases workers have even been killed.
Depending on the extent of your injuries they could lead to hardship for you and your family. Time spent recovering may lead to loss of wages and there are likely to be additional costs, such as medical and recuperation expenses. If your injuries are so serious that you are left permanently disabled there will be long term expenses, for example, the cost of ongoing care and possibly alterations to your home to allow wheelchair access.
Loss of earnings and medical expenses will form part of your claim, along with compensation for the pain you have suffered and the disruption caused to your daily life as a result of the accident.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
If you are considering making a claim it is in your best interests to seek expert advice from a legal firm well used to dealing with these types of cases. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have a skilled team of solicitors who will be able to advise and assist you with your collapsing scaffolding accident claim. We realise you will have endured a most traumatic experience and aim to deal with your case sympathetically, as well as professionally.
There are several reasons why you should speak to us before making a claim. Firstly we will need to determine whether you do have grounds for compensation. For your claim to have any chance of success you should not have been the cause of the accident. Secondly, based on the information you provide, we will try and determine who is liable for the accident. For example, the claim will be made against if your employer if they were remiss in their duty of care in terms of complying with UK health and safety regulations.
Collecting evidence for your collapsing scaffolding accident
Our assistance and advice will guide you through what can be a complicated and time consuming process at what is often a very difficult time in your life. If we find you do have grounds for a collapsing scaffolding accident claim you will be advised about the information we need in order to build your case. This will typically include witness statements from those who actually saw the accident. This can be crucial should liability be denied.
A doctor’s report is also very important, because the extent of your injuries will go a long way to determining the amount of compensation awarded should your claim be successful. Our advice is that, even if you feel your injuries are minimal, you should still see your doctor.
If we believe your claim is viable we will be happy to guide you through the entire legal process. We operate a system designed to ensure that, no matter what your personal financial situation, you have access to expert legal representation without having to worry about the cost.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 10, 2013
Author: David Brown