Scaffold Injury Compensation Claims Information
If you’ve suffered any sort of scaffold injury at work that isn’t your fault, then you may be owed compensation. Rental scaffolding companies can sometimes fail to pass health and safety standards which result in moderate to severe injuries. You don’t have to put up with this and you can get in touch with Tylers – a personal injury claim expert – today!
When Can I Make a Scaffolding Injury Claim?
If you have suffered scaffolding injuries due to a fall or faulty aluminium scaffolding, then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. Scaffolding is designed to remain in use temporarily when constructing new buildings or when repairing existing ones. Scaffolding structures enable workers to reach heights that are not usually reached and is the best alternative to using ladders to scale the heights during construction. However, accidents can and do, happen.
If you are injured because of an accident that involves cheap scaffolding from a hire company, talking to a scaffold injury claims expert would be the most appropriate thing to do. This is exactly what Tylers Solicitors does, so if you call us (freephone) on 0800 699 0079, then we can help you to make your compensation claim.
How do Scaffolding Injuries Happen?
There are many ways in which scaffolding accidents occur and the structure can be very dangerous if not constructed in the safest way possible.
Instances, where there has been a scaffold collapse, are uncommon, but they do happen from time to time. When they do, the effects are devastating. Needless to say, the risk of injury to workers who may be on the scaffold and also any pedestrians underneath is extremely high. If you or a loved one have been injured in a scaffolding collapse, it’s only right that the negligent party is held accountable and you are compensated for your injuries or the loss of a loved one.
Using unsuitable or damaged scaffolding clips is also another common reason why scaffolding structures collapse. Someone with extensive experience must erect the scaffolding because it can collapse and cause serious injuries, especially if you fall from height.
Even if a small part of the structure comes off, the damage which it can do to a person is huge. A falling object could injure someone at ground level if it falls from the structure, resulting in a falling object claim. This is why it’s advisable for workers on the site to be provided with quality protective equipment, including hard hats to protect them against potential injuries. Second hand or for hire scaffolding are also generally worn and sometimes not looked after.
Tylers can investigate the causes and establish if any Health & Safety breaches have occurred. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your scaffolding accident claim.
Laws that Guide Scaffolding Tower Injury Compensation Claim
There are several legislations in place to offer guidance to injured persons who have sustained injuries because of falling structures in construction sites. Some of these laws include work height regulation, personal protective appliance regulations and the provisions as well as the use of building appliance regulations.
Experienced solicitors can provide superb legal advice to any injured person because they have a clear understanding about what legal procedures should be taken and the amount which should be asked for in compensation when making a scaffolding injury compensation claim. By working with a reputable solicitor, you stand better chances of getting fairer compensation for the suffering which you have undergone after falling from a high scaffolding structure or after being hit by a falling piece of the structure.
In addition, the HSE provides a Scaffold Checklist that provides further information on scaffold design and the level of skill and training that scaffolders must possess in order to erect, dismantle, alter, inspect and supervise scaffolding operations.
How Much Compensation Could I Be Owed?
The injuries which are caused by scaffolding vary from simple bruises, lacerations and extensive injuries such as brain damage, head injuries and even death. Scaffold injury claims are determined by factors such as the severity of the injuries, the cost of medication, and other factors like loss of earnings. If you would like Tylers to assess your case on a no-win-no-fee basis, we would be happy to advise of the approximate sum once we are more familiar with your case. Simply contact our team of scaffold injury claim solicitors on 0800 699 0079 for free and impartial advice.
Scaffolding Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
If you have suffered a scaffolding injury at work as a result of failed or poorly regulated facilities and equipment, then you could be owed compensation. Scaffolding injuries can often be moderate to severe as they normally happen from a a level two, level three or high storey building. Use the simple claims calculator below!
Minor - Severe Hand Injury Compensation Amounts
Have you suffered a minor – severe hand injury as a result of a scaffolding injury or fall? You could be owed compensation. These injuries may range from fracturing your hand to being off work for a several months, having to attend regular hospital appointments and checkups. Get in touch today to find out more.
£700 to £35,000
Minor - Severe Arm Injury Compensation Amounts
If you have suffered minor – severe arm injuries as a result of a fall or trip from unregulated scaffolding then you could be owed compensation. The extent of these injuries could range from a fractured arm to a broken arm and having several months away from work, with a lack of mobility also having a drastic impact on your personal life.
£5,500 to £42,000
Minor - Severe Ankle Injury Compensation Amounts
If you have fallen from unsafe scaffolding, it could result in a minor to severe ankle injury that could leave you with a broken or sprained ankle. The extent of the injury and the effect it may have on your life will be paramount to estimating how much compensation you could be owed. Get in touch with us today to find out more and start your claim.
Up to £45,000
Minor - Severe Leg Injury Compensation Amounts
Are you suffering from minor – severe leg injuries as a result of poorly constructed scaffolding? These injuries can often end up quite severe and many consequences can become of this such as absence from work, regular hospital visits and a negative impact on social life.
Up to £56,000
Frequently Asked Questions
How Can You Get Injured on a Scaffolding Site?
Here are the ways you can get injured on a Scaffolding site:
- Faulty scaffolding boards
- Faulty scaffolding poles
- Faulty scaffolding fittings
- Faulty scaffolding clamps
What are the Different Types of Scaffolding?
- Cuplock scaffold
- Chimney Scaffold
- Kwikstage scaffold
- Mobile scaffold
- Bamboo scaffolding
- Boss scaffolding
Who's Responsible For a Scaffolding Injury?
Depending on the case, there could be three different liable parties that are responsible for a scaffolding injury. Here they are:
- Construction Company – If the company running the building site have failed to comply with healthy and safety regulations and it’s resulted in a scaffolding injury, then it could be the construction company that could be liable for the accident.
- An Individual Employee – An individual employee may have been not following the construction site regulations and rules. They may have got complacent and failed to carry out their proper duty.
- Materials Manufacturer – If the materials manufacturer failed to supply the construction company with adequate materials, then they could be liable for the accident. An inadequate distribution of materials may have resulted in a lack of support for the scaffolding.
How Do You Make a Scaffolding Accident Claim as a Member of Public?
It’s possible that a scaffolding injury may have happened to a member of the public are they were walking past the construction site. If this has happened to you and you’re wondering if you can claim, the good the news is that you can.
For example, if you were walking past a construction site and an employee has dropped a piece of concrete on your head and it’s injured you, you can claim against the company for failing to regulate their employee under the health and safety act. Get in touch with one of our personal injury solicitors today to start your case.
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