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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

Reviews

4 months ago

"Excellent company"

What an excellent company. Always answered the phone quickly. Explained everything in simple terms no legal jargon. Highly recommend this company. Got me the amount that we discussed. Every member who I spoke to was polite and very helpful. Overall an excellent experience. 5/5

Andy Turner

6 months ago

"Always professional"

Excellent team, always professional and guided me through my claim every step of the way.

Rakesh Mehta

4 months ago

"Settled for more than what I expected"

Many thanks to the team at Aequitas Legal. My claim was settled for more than what I expected. Kudos to them!

1 year ago

"No regrets "

Really friendly. Kept me up to date so far in my case and always receive regular updates. No regrets picking Aequitas Legal.

Daniel Royle

11 months ago

"No hesitation recommending Aequitas Legal"

Aequitas Legal were the solicitors responsible and Matthew Trusch handled my case, very professionally, but able to communicate with me in layman's terms over any worries I had. Everything was handled with empathy and friendliness, I can only thank him and his team for fetching everything to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aequitas Legal to anyone who needed a professional service. Thank you again.

1 year ago

"Go above and beyond"

As a business we have an excellent working partnership with Aequitas. They are a proactive, genuine, responsible company who always go above and beyond for their clients and suppliers alike. Leemic are always willing to offer support to Aequitas because, fundamentally, they are a lovely and hardworking team who are always on the end of the phone should we require impartial advice! We wish them every success in the future because they deserve to do well!

Lizzy McDowell

8 months ago

"Very professional"

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.

4 months ago

"Highly recommend"

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!

9 months ago

"Brilliant all the way through"

What can I say what a team ashleigh as been brilliant all the way through talking on whatsapp gets back to u really fast and always trys to help you out the all team been brilliant to get me the best outcome I will defo past aequitas Legal name on to anyone 5 out 5 keep up the hard work you all take care.

Dean Cotterill

1 year ago

"Always kept informed of everything"

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.

6 months ago

"Outstanding service"

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

Ranj Lal

2 years ago

"The team were very helpful"

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!

6 months ago

"Process was made simple"

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.

Amy Fox

7 months ago

"Kept updated regularly "

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.

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