Have you fallen from scaffolding?
If you work in the construction industry then you may have had to climb scaffolding at some point in time. If this is the case then you would be right to expect that the scaffolding is secure and able to maintain your weight and movement; especially if someone else has erected it for you.
At Accident Advice Helpline we and our no win no fee Melrose solicitors have dealt with many cases of accidents on scaffolding occurring. The use of scaffolding is such that those using it and those erecting it should have a level of training that allows them to do both safely. But if you have suffered an accident in the last three years because of incorrectly installed, poorly weighted scaffolding or inadequate training in the use of scaffolding, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Scaffolding can be just as dangerous to those who have to bypass it as it is for those using it to climb heights. If you have suffered an injury because something has fallen from scaffolding then you may also be entitled to a level of compensation in line with your injuries.
I’ve sustained a head injury – can I make a no win no fee Melrose claim?
When using scaffolding it is important to ensure that nothing can fall from it and hurt those below you. This is part of the training imposed on those using scaffolding on a daily basis and a failure to do so is not only a failure in a duty of care but also a failure in the ability to train correctly.
Falling masonry and debris can cause serious head, neck and spinal injuries and is one of the most common causes of injuries sustained on building and construction sites. You may be eligible to compensation if you have suffered such injuries and have been left with cognitive problems, difficulty concentrating, persistent headaches and moreover an inability to work.
What should I do now?
If you have been injured as a result of a head injury sustained by the inappropriate use of scaffolding then Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee Melrose solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.
In order to find out if you qualify for compensation contact us using our land-line telephone number: 0800 689 0500 and our mobile telephone number: 0333 500 0992 (mobile rates apply) which are both operational twenty-four hours a day.
If you are eligible for compensation based on our initial assessment then we will pass your details to our no win no fee Melrose solicitors who are experienced and well versed in such cases.
You can also contact us at 88010 using the words ‘CLAIM365‘ and a member of our team will return your call at a time more suitable to you.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown