Do you need an injury lawyer?
If you work in the construction industry, whether it is on a large site or for a small local building firm, you will be used to scaffolding, and probably realise the importance of it being erected correctly to avoid a scaffold accident.
Building scaffolding is skill all of its own, that needs properly trained workers to carry it out. It only takes one lose bolt for the structure to collapse and cause serious scaffolding accidents.
It’s not just construction sites that have scaffolding accidents
These days the health and safety laws are such that people like window cleaners, workers who paint the outside of buildings, and anyone else that needs to work at height cannot just climb a set of ladders as they used to.
Now they have to use scaffold, or something similar in an attempt to reduce the numbers of falls from height that are work related.
Even if you’re an experienced window cleaner, you can no longer carry your ladders on your shoulders as you move from place to place, as there are further safety standards in place now.
There are two options: you either use scaffold or extended cleaners that usually work on the principle of jet washers.
The results of a scaffolding accident
The injuries sustained in scaffold accidents can be very serious. No matter which industry you work in or why you are using scaffold, you do not have to be very high to fall and receive fatal injuries, depending on how you fall and what you hit when you land.
You could potentially experience the following:
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limbs
These are just a sample of how serious the injuries from a scaffold accident can be, and are exactly why if the accident was not your fault, you should be considering claiming compensation.
Making a compensation claim
If you have been injured in any sort of accident that was not your fault and your injuries warranted medical attention, providing the accident happened no more than three years ago, Accident Advice Helpline are able to help you make a personal injury claim.
We have been assisting victims for over 14 years and have helped countless of them get the compensation they were entitled to, while keeping the process simple and efficient so it is as stress free as possible.
You can complete the 30-second test on our website to find out if you qualify for compensation and to get an estimate of the amount you could be awarded.
If you prefer, you can call our freephone helpline on: 0800 689 0500 and speak with our friendly and helpful advisers, who will give you the answers to any questions you may have about making personal injury compensation claims.
Date Published: 18th June 2014