Scaffolding Accident Claims
If you have been injured in an accident at the workplace which involves scaffolding, you may be eligible to make a scaffolding accident claim in order to seek compensation for your injuries. In UK, an estimated 2.3 million workers use scaffolding to allow employees to access hard to reach places in the building. Out of this, around 4500 people become victims of scaffolding accidents. Scaffolds can be dangerous when they are used incorrectly or when they are not properly constructed.
Some of the safety measures that need to be adopted in order to minimize scaffolding accidents and to ensure scaffolding is safe include the following:
- erect scaffolding on a firm, secure, level surface
- ladders used should be in good condition
- scaffold boards need to be kept clear in order to minimize the risk of falling debris that can cause injuries to other workers and passers-by
- scaffold boards must meet British Standard BS2482
- weekly inspection of scaffolding especially after alterations, damages and after extreme weather conditions
Causes of Scaffolding Accidents
Some of the causes of scaffolding accidents that can lead to making scaffolding accident claims include insecure bracing, lack of attention to safety and use of poor construction materials. In most cases, employees get injured due to the planking giving way, by slipping or by getting struck by a falling object.
Scaffolding accidents also arise during construction when scaffolding is not properly installed and collapses injuring all those who were beneath it or around it.
Make A Scaffolding Accident Claim
If you have been a victim of a scaffolding accident and would like to get some good legal advice for starting a scaffolding accident claim, we have a team of personal injury claims solicitors who can help you make a claim. Our personal injury claims solicitors who also specialise in scaffolding accident claims have a high success rate and have helped thousands of people across UK make successful compensation claims.
Our claiming process is absolutely cost free as well as risk free. We also guarantee that you will receive 100% compensation if your scaffolding accident claim is successful. Our expert solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis and therefore we do not charge our clients a single penny for starting a claim.
If you believe you have a valid claim, you can discuss your claim with our expert solicitors who will provide free legal advice and will also guide you throughout the claims process. For a free consultation, give us a call on our free telephone number or simply send in your details through our online claims form. We will assess your claim at no cost to you and without any obligation to pursue a claim.