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Scaffolding Accident Claims

Accident at Work Injury Claims

Working on scaffolding poses many risks due to the hazards of working from height, however, if measures are not taken to ensure the structure is built properly, this adds another element of danger. This can have serious consequences on any builders or other workers that are using the scaffolding during an accident.

If you’ve suffered an injury that was caused by defective scaffolding or someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact our solicitors today to discuss your accident - we are able to let you know if you have a successful claim in a little as five minutes.

Speak to a lawyer today by calling 0161 358 0800. Alternatively, fill in the query form located on this page and we will call you back to discuss your accident in more detail.

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About accidents involving scaffolding

A look at what causes accidents and how you can be injured

Who is responsible?

An explanation of who is liable in a claim

Making a claim for compensation

Advice on making a claim if you’re injured on scaffolding

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation

How we have helped others

Examples of successful work accident claims

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About accidents involving scaffolding

As scaffolding is a temporary structure made up of metal poles and wooden planks, it is vital that it is erected properly, as one faulty fixture can cause a lot of 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, as an injury may occur as result of weak planking, dropped tools or materials, or not wearing personal protective gear.

There is a range of injuries that can occur on and around scaffolding, which vary in severity, with some even resulting in death. These include:

  • Broken bones

  • Head injuries

  • Amputation

  • Cuts or lacerations

  • Paralysis

Due to the dangers of working on scaffolding being so apparent, there is usually a great deal of care taken to ensure injuries are avoided. However, mistakes can still happen, and when they do it is often due to negligence. If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by somebody’s negligent behaviour, our solicitors will 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 responsibility 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 injury 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

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. 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 injured by scaffolding, 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. Simply call us on 0161 358 0800 or let us know you would like to hear from us by filling in the contact form located on this page.

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