Leg injuries could involve injuries to the thigh, calf or even the hips, and if you suffer a leg injury at work, your mobility could be affected until you have recovered. Scaffolder leg injuries have the potential to happen whenever you’re working on scaffolding, but there are things you can do to reduce the risk of an accident occurring.
You should always ensure that the scaffolding you’re working on has been properly erected and is suitable to hold the weight of workers and equipment it will be used for. If you are concerned the scaffolding is unstable, raise these concerns with your boss. Safety equipment, such as guard rails, boards and harnesses should be provided by your manager, to minimise risk in the event of a fall from height.
If your boss refuses to provide this equipment or is otherwise negligent and you suffer scaffolder leg injuries, you could claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of scaffolders claim compensation since 2000, and you could be next.
Minor or severe injuries
Here are a few examples of the types of situations which could lead to a leg injury for scaffolders:
- Tools or equipment falling from height and hitting your leg
- Fall from height
- Slip or trip on boards or scaffolding itself
- Scaffolding collapsing
- Injuring yourself with tools after a slip or fall
You may suffer from cuts or deeper lacerations, bruises, broken bones or even crush injuries, if scaffolding collapses and you are trapped underneath. Some crush injuries can cause serious damage to your limbs, and if you’ve lost a limb after a scaffolding accident, your life will change in future.
You’ll probably be forced to give up work and may need care and assistance at home to do things you once did independently. When you call Accident Advice Helpline, we will take all this information into account when working out your settlement.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, and you could receive a substantial sum if you have suffered life-changing injuries.
How much compensation will you receive?
This depends on the severity of your injuries and how they have impacted your life. Take the 30-second test on our website right now and you’ll find out how much you could be entitled to receive, or call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim and get no-obligation advice from our personal injury advisors.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen