Scaffolder fall accident advice from Accident Advice Helpline is specifically designed to help you if you have suffered an accident at work and wish to pursue a personal injury claim. There are various key points you should be aware of before and during the claim process that will help you move your claim along quickly and ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. The UK has laws in force to protect anyone who regularly works at height and it is the responsibility of the site manager or whoever is in charge of the project to ensure that these strict guidelines are adhered to in order to keep workers safe.
If you are a witness to someone falling from height the first thing you should do is check that they are in no further danger. Do not put your own life at risk in order to make this check. Try to ascertain if the victim is conscious and then phone for professional medical assistance. Remember, it is essential that the emergency services are called as quickly as possible as every second counts. If the individual involved later decides to make a personal injury claim its success or failure may hinge on the contents of the medical report prepared by the doctor who treats him or her.
For further scaffolder fall accident advice do not hesitate to contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free 24-hour helpline. It may be that there are circumstances surrounding the incident that are causing you some uncertainty as to whether or not you have a valid compensation claim.
As a witness to an accident there are several steps you can take in order to help the victim once they have received treatment. Taking photographs of the area where the fall happened and the place from which they fell will help provide a clearer picture of the circumstances surrounding the incident. You and anyone else who saw what happened might also state a willingness to provide a signed statement describing what occurred and if necessary agree to appear in court in order to support the victim’s claim for compensation.
If you were injured as a result of falling from scaffolding you should, as soon as possible after receiving medical treatment, make a note of your recollections of the incident, as this will form a crucial piece of evidence when you make your claim for compensation. If you can remember any reason why the fall occurred be sure to make a note of it, whether it was due to a loose or rotten section of planking, a safety rail that was not connected properly or perhaps adverse weather conditions, such as high winds.
Accident Advice Helpline employs a team of specialist in-house solicitors who will provide representation and advice when your personal injury claim is initiated. In order to find out how much you might be entitled to there is a short form on Accident Advice Helpline website; completing it should take no more than 30 seconds.
Date Published: July 14, 2014
Author: David Brown