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Scaffolding accidents: Common injuries

Injuries sustained as the result of scaffolding accidents can vary significantly in severity and type. Here are some of the most common injuries in accidents involving scaffolding.

Common injuries from accidents at work

Work accidents involving scaffolding may cause a variety of more or less serious injuries. Such injuries may include lacerations caused by wood splinters or sharp, unprotected metal edges; broken/fractured bones, brain/head and back injuries caused by falling off scaffolding; and crushing injuries incurred through falling objects. Burns following explosions, and electrocutions resulting from accidental touching of overhead power lines are also among potential injuries at work involving scaffolding.

Common personal injuries in scaffolding accidents

Injuries to members of the public typically consist of lacerations, fractured/ broken bones, and head or crushing injuries caused by objects falling from heights. Occasionally, injuries may be the result of unauthorised access to, and subsequent falling off, scaffolding. In such cases, injuries are likely to be similar to those listed under work injuries.

Industrial injury compensation

If you were injured in an accident while working on scaffolding within the past three years, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim construction injury compensation. To find out whether you qualify for a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline and have a confidential chat with one of their advisers. Even if you do qualify, you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim at this point.

Public liability compensation

Similarly, if you were the innocent victim of a scaffolding accident involving falling objects, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation. Here, too, a call to the Accident Advice Helpline freephone number or a visit to this law firm’s website will quickly clarify whether or not you are likely to succeed with a claim.

Accident Advice Helpline

Both work injury compensation and public liability compensation claims are dealt with on a no win no fee basis by Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist lawyers. All cases are conducted in strict confidentiality. Due to the fact that all cases vary, it is impossible to predict how long a case will take or how much compensation claimants will eventually receive. But the professionals involved will ensure each case is brought to completion as quickly and easily as possible for the claimant. More often than not it is possible to deal with most of the necessary procedures via telephone, frequently avoiding the need to attend court.