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Scaffolding Accident Claims

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.

About scaffolding accident claims

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.

These include:

    • Broken bones
    • Head injuries
    • Amputation
    • Cuts or lacerations
    • Paralysis

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.

Who is responsible?

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.

Making a claim for compensation

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:

  • The moment you realise your injury was caused by a scaffolding accident
  • The moment an injury caused by a scaffolding injury presents itself

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.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

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.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped others with scaffolding accident claims, please take a look at our case studies.

Start your claim today

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

7 months ago

"A star in the making"

I’d just like to give a very positive feedback to Ansa Rashid took on my case & finally got things moving. Before that I had Susan Mason who never answered my calls or emails & the case was ongoing still 3 years on. Ansa took over, got things moving & even through her busy day rang me mostly every week, sometimes on the phone an hour or so. I can not fault this woman she is amazing at her job. Very professional, caring, trustworthy & motivational. Plenty of times I wanted to to throw the towel in but she just wouldn’t let me give up. The case took 4 years in the end & even though we didn’t win I’d still recommend her to everyone. Thank you Ansa you are a star In the making

Lisa Jayne Hinds

4 months ago

" ‘in-Case’ app makes things so simple"

I was involved in an accident which was not my fault, and was recommended to use Aequitas Legal. From the start, the whole journey with the team was both efficient, professional and sophisticated, with everyone essentially making the process so easy. Their ‘in-Case’ App made simple things like documents and letters so accessible, and meant I could access any import documents at anytime in seconds. I first spoke to Sucheet, who was the gentleman in charge of the company, who explained how everything would work, and pointed me in the direction of Connor, who would be my main liaison during the case. Together, they both ensured I was given the best advice, and seamlessly helped me through the case, which was concluded with a positive outcome! I could not recommend this company more, and will always be my go-to firm.

Jay Amin

11 months ago

"Amazing determination"

I was amazed on how determined the team were in seeing my case through. If you are looking for a reliable, easy and transparent team to handle your case, here they are. I would like to thank Somia who I believe either led or coordinated my case for doing a fantastic job in both seeing the case through and communication.

Bethel Osuagwu

4 months ago

"Reassuring help throughout our case"

The team at Aequitas Legal were excellent. They were very responsive to questions with appropriate answers as well as being very supportive. They reassured my husband & I throughout our case & helped to acquire an amazing settlement of our case without having to attend court. I would greatly recommend their services to anybody unreservedly.

Sharon Cooper

6 months ago

"Professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply"

Highly recommend Aequitas who have recently dealt with my successful case. Special thanks to James Sloane who made the process much easier ; very professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply. Also very encouraging and supportive with regular updates as well as spot on with getting paperwork and documents organised.
For someone like myself who has never been involved in a legal process I'm delighted with how my case was handled with this company.

Wendy Hindley

1 year ago

"A deserved 5 Stars!"

Fantastic service from Ansa. Shes worked hard on my case and kept me up to date and well informed on everything that was happening. Pleasure to deal with. She deserves the 5stars!

Rachel Williams

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