Scaffolding accident claims often result from the risks due to working at height.
If measures are not taken to ensure the structure is built properly, this adds another element of danger.
And this can have serious consequences for any builders or workers that are using the scaffolding during.
If you’ve suffered an injury that was caused by defective scaffolding or someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Our solicitors will be able to let you know if you have a successful claim in a little as five minutes.
Speak to a lawyer today on 0161 358 0800, or complete the form on this page and we’ll call you to discuss your accident in more detail.
As scaffolding is a temporary structure of metal poles and wooden planks, it is vital that it is erected properly.
But just one faulty fixture can cause a trouble for those using, passing by or going underneath.
It’s also important that builders, decorators and other construction workers are fully aware of their surroundings when working on scaffolding.
An injury may occur as result of weak planking, dropped tools or materials, or not wearing personal protective gear.
The injuries that can occur on and around scaffolding vary in severity, with some even resulting in death.
Due to the clear dangers of working on scaffolding, great care is usually taken to ensure injuries are avoided.
However, mistakes can still happen – often due to negligence.
If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by somebody’s negligent behaviour, we’ll be able to help you make a claim.
There are lots of workers involved in the building and use of scaffolding, which can make it difficult to determine exactly who is responsible if you’re injured.
The company erecting the scaffolding has a duty of care to employees, coworkers and the general public by making sure that the scaffolding has been put together properly and is safe to use. This may mean providing the correct personal protective equipment or ensuring warning signs are displayed.
Likewise, it is a site manager’s responsibility to ensure that risk assessments are carried out prior to work beginning on scaffolding to check for any hazards and to see if staff training is required.
Identifying who is responsible can be complicated, which is why you need to speak to an expert solicitor so a thorough investigation can be carried out to make sure any claim is brought against the right company.
All scaffolding accident claims are subject to a time limit, so it is vital you seek legal advice as soon as you are aware of an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. The time limit to make a claim is three years and when this time begins depends on the following factors:
And for a claim to be successful, it must be proven that your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence – and that’s where Aequitas Legal comes in.
Our solicitors will investigate and gather evidence to reveal the truth behind your injury and whether it was caused as a result of an employer’s, or other responsible party’s, failure to keep you safe.
Making a claim is a complex procedure, which is why it is important that you seek legal expertise. Our solicitors are focused on ensuring the process is as simple and stress-free as possible for you, so you can focus on making a full recovery from your injuries.
We carefully select which lawyer will take on your case so you can rest assured they are qualified to meet your needs and expectations.
And each member of our team is focused on creating a close working relationship with clients, as we think this is the only way of ensuring a smooth transition to the best results possible.
To read about how we have helped others with scaffolding accident claims, please take a look at our case studies.
If you have been injured in an accident involving scaffolding that was not your fault, contact Aequitas Legal today.
Call us for reliable, accessible and friendly advice:
0161 358 0800
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I received excellent from service and support from my solicitor Carl Jones and the other members of staff I spoke to Aequitas Legal. They are all very professional but also friendly and happy to help. I was always able to get in touch and any queries dealt with quickly. I would recommend Aequitas Legal to my friends and family.
My experience with Aquitas Legal has been great. I was given no nonsense, realistic expectations and I am very happy with the outcome. Using their app made the experience even easier, however I always managed to speak to someone if I needed clarification on anything. I would highly recommend Aquitas Legal!
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I have been really happy with the quality of the advice and help I have received over the period of my claim. Always kept informed of everything and my claim has been won and settled in my favour. I would recommend Carl and the team to everyone.
I would like to say a massive thank you to Aequitas Legal for such an outstanding service. The service received was very professional and very swift, I was kept up to date at al times through letters and emails. I would absolutely recommend Aequitas Legal to anyone looking to pursue a personal injury claim - Thank You Aequitas Legal
My case went on for just over 2 years. The team were very helpful and Matthew made sure i was kept up to date and always asked for my opinion. There was no pressure and he offered his own opinion to help along the way. Thank you very much aequitas legal!
My experience with Aequitas Legal was excellent overall. The process was made very simple and took up very little time on my part, particularly with use of the 'InCase' App and emails. My caseworker, Jane Hargreaves, was very approachable and friendly, and responded to queries promptly. I was expecting my case to take the best part of 6 months to resolve but was settled with my cheque in the post within just a few months. Very impressed at such a stress free and innovative experience and would recommend to others.
Aequitas Legal, a very professional company from Katie who helped with my initial inquiry to Suzanne, the solicitor, who handled my case. I was kept updated regularly on all aspects and developments and given sound advice regarding my claim. I particularly liked using the App on my mobile which was full of useful information. Great customer service with prompt responses to questions and queries, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Thank you for a quick and easy settlement.
Carl qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has specialised in the personal injury matters ever since. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace accidents, accidents in public and serious road traffic accidents.
Paschal qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and has worked in the personal industry field ever since.
Matthew qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has worked in the personal injury field ever since, working in most areas of personal injury work. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace and accidents in public. He also heads up the Travel Claims Department which deals with accidents abroad in many areas such as road traffic accidents, package holiday accidents, cruise ship holidays and accidents on an aircraft.
Matthew has worked on and continues to work on claims of significant value. His most memorable settlements have been:
• Accident at work settling for £240,000.00 in which an individual employed as an engineer for Go-Ahead London Buses had his tibia and fibula broken as a result of a bus driver reversing over his leg whilst he was repairing the bus. The individual was left with permanent mobility problems and was unable to return to employment with the company.
• Recovered £50,000.00 for a lady who slipped on ice in the car park of a Co-operative store in Carlisle in which she fractured her right ankle. The Claimant was unemployed at the time of her accident and therefore the vast majority of her damages comprised of damages for personal injury compensation in addition to carer’s and treatment/rehabilitation costs.
• Occupiers claim in which two individuals slipped on foil confetti at an event at Blackpool Tower Ballroom in which one of the individuals suffered a fractured jaw and the other a fractured elbow. The case was disputed close to Trial before a settlement of £29,000 was agreed. Neither of the individuals required time off work, however, they did receive compensation for care they required post-accident in addition to injury.
Matthew is passionate about building a relationship with each of his clients in order to meet their expectations and understand them. having worked at the firm since it was established, his dedication to his work and customer service is unquestionable.
Rachel Martin joined Aequitas Legal in 2011 and began training in all aspects of Personal Injury.
I represented the Claimant who was an agency worker contracted to work on a Construction Site. The Claimant fractured his hand whilst drilling holes in a metal sheet.
– Jenny CampbellRead more
I represented this Claimant who I had acted for successfully in the past. He was employed as a crib attendant – responsible form regrinding drills for his engineering company employers. When placing a regrinded drill into the cabinet in his workplace, the draws collapsed and the cabinet fell over onto him.
– Paschal KellyRead more
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