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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

    Construction site accidents: Scaffolding

    When on any construction site you need to be careful to avoid accidents at work but one area you need to be particularly careful of is where scaffolding is involved.

    How is scaffolding dangerous?

    As scaffolding is basically made up of lots of large metal poles it is not surprising that work injuries can and do occur. Scaffolding can be anything from a small tower leading up to an area that needs repairing to a huge structure around a building during major reconstruction work. This means you need to be careful to avoid an injury at work when working on or around scaffolding.

    How to avoid accidents at work near scaffolding

    One of the main things you need to do is make sure you are always wearing a hard hat. This goes for any construction site but especially when scaffolding is involved because if you are on the ground and someone is up the top and accidentally drops something, you want your head protected to prevent any injury claims.

    Another big tip to help avoid an accident at work is to always be aware of your surroundings. On a construction site and around scaffolding you need to be aware of what is going on around you, just like when you are driving a car, so you can spot and prevent accidents happening before they do. If you spot anything that looks like it is a work injury waiting to happen, do something about it or report it as someone else may not.

    But, if you have been unlucky enough to have had an accident at work within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make an injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline can help you through the claims process making it as easy as possible with most clients not even having to go to court to settle their injury claims.  Accident Advice Helpline is an independent compensation provider aimed at helping their clients get the best result and the compensation they may merit after their accident.

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    To find out if and how much you could claim against your slip, trip and fall or work injury by speaking to one of the advisors on Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 advice line, or by taking the very easy 30 second online compensation calculator test.

    Date Published: November 18, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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