Scaffold Accident Claims
Read our free guide for victims who have suffered a injury due to a scaffolding accident. Our claims solicitors are here 7 days a week to offer free advice.
Scaffolding is one of the highest risk aspects of the construction industry, leading to a large number of accidents and injuries every year. Given this high rate of accidents and injuries, it is especially important that your employer takes all possible measures to look after your health and safety.
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident and it wasn’t your fault, you are likely to be eligible for compensation. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Common Scaffold Accident Claims
Falls From A Height
Working on scaffolding is inherently dangerous, and it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that they have taken all reasonable steps to keep you safe. This includes putting up railings to prevent falls, requiring all employees to wear harnesses when working on scaffolding, ensuring that tasks do not require stretching or leaning across gaps at height and ensuring that all staff are appropriately trained in the policies and procedures that keep them safe when working in this way. If you have fallen from scaffolding at work, you may well be able to claim compensation as result of your injury. Many of us are tempted to write off a fall as us ‘being clumsy’, but it is your employer’s job to make sure that ‘being clumsy’ doesn’t lead to you being seriously injured. If insufficient care was taken to keep you safe, your employer is likely to be considered at fault. Falls from a height can lead to lasting back, hip or spinal injuries, as well as nerve damage, broken bones and concussions.
Poorly Maintained Or Faulty Equipment
This includes a wide range of problems and injuries. Poorly maintained or faulty scaffolding can make falls and slips more likely. It can also collapse, causing significant damage to anyone unlucky enough to be underneath it. Alternatively, if you are using poorly maintained or inappropriate equipment while you are on the scaffolding, this may put you at increased risk of accident, for example it may mean that you need to use excessive force when using a screwdriver, causing you to overbalance if your hand slips. You have the right to expect that your job is not made more dangerous by having to use faulty or damaged equipment. If you have been injured as a result of having to use faulty equipment, you are likely to be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
How Do I Make A Scaffold Accident Claim?
Making a scaffold accident claim is already stressful, without the added complication of having the claim be against your employer. Many people are put off trying for the compensation they need and deserve by the concern that the process of making a claim will be expensive and time consuming. We aim to make sure that it is neither.
Where possible, we offer our services on a no win no fee basis. This means that you do not have to make any payments up front. Our fee is dependent on the amount of compensation you receive, and if we are unable to secure the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe a penny. This means that you don’t need to worry about expensive legal fees. We believe that you should be able to seek justice for your scaffolding accident at work without putting yourself at risk of further financial hardship. A no win no fee agreement allows us to do just that. Call us now on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to find out whether you might be eligible for our help with your work injury claim on a no win no fee basis.
We also take the stress and pressure out of making a claim. If this is the first claim that you have made, you may worry that you are not making yourself clear or that you are not following the correct procedures. Our specialist claims team of no win no fee personal injury solicitors are experts in this field, meaning that we know how to best present your case. We will handle all of the paperwork, writing to the other party, gathering evidence and handling the negotiations. You can concentrate on your recovery, secure in the knowledge that we will inform you of all offers of compensation and that we will give you our expert opinion as to whether the amount of compensation you have been offered is fair or not. We will be by your side throughout the process, ensuring that you have the best possible representation and the highest chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.
How Much Compensation Can I Get For My Scaffold Accident Claim?
Our scaffold accident claims solicitors are here to listen to the details of your case, making sure that we understand what happened to you, the full details of your personal injury as a result of your accident and the ways in which these injuries have impacted your life. This means that we are able to ensure that you get the full compensation that you are entitled to. Compensation payments for specific injuries are set by the Judicial College (a national governing body), but these payments often make up only a small part of the compensation you are awarded. Compensation is also awarded to cover any costs or expenses you may have incurred as a result of your scaffolding accident.
These payments could be for loss of earnings if you are unable to work for a period of time following your scaffolding accident, the cost of travel to and from work if you are able to return to work but not able to drive there yourself. They can also include much larger and more serious items, such as loss of future earning if you are unable to continue in your previous job or making modifications to your home such as putting in a stairlift or moving to a wheelchair accessible home if this becomes necessary. By working with our team, you know that you are getting the best compensation deal that you can, taking your unique circumstances into account.
Could I Lose My Job For Starting A Scaffold Accident Claim?
It is illegal for your employer to dismiss you as a result of you bringing an accident at work claim, such as a scaffolding accident. They are not allowed to punish you in any way, which includes firing you, passing you over for promotion or changing your duties to less desirable ones in response to your claim. The overwhelming majority of employers would not want to punish an employee for claiming the compensation they need to recover fully after an accident at work. For the small number who might, knowing that you have a specialist team of solicitors working on your accident at work claim may be enough to make them realise that such actions will put them in breach of their obligations under the law again.
We will be with you all the way, and will remind your employers of their obligations, should this be necessary. You should never be in a position where you are punished for seeking justice for the injury you have suffered as a result of your accident at work. If you have concerns about this or any other aspect of making an accident at work claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form. Our expert claims team will discuss your case with you and ensure that you get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
What If I Can’t Afford To Make A Scaffold Accident Claim?
We understand that the period following an accident or injury at work can be a stressful and financially difficult time. We believe that justice for your work injury should not be dependent on your being able to make large, up front payments for expert legal claims advice. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of our clients. A no win no fee agreement allows us to act on your behalf without you having to pay anything up front. It also removes the risk and worry that comes from wondering how you might pay the legal fees if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. If we do not win your claim, you won’t have to pay anything. This means that you will never be left worse off because you made a work injury compensation claim.
The no win no fee agreement also means you don’t need to worry that your legal fees may exceed the amount of compensation you are awarded. With the traditional payment model for legal services, the costs associated with making your claim could quickly exceed the amount of compensation you are awarded, which doesn’t fit our idea of justice at all. Our no win no fee agreements cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payout. This means that you can relax, knowing that you will always receive the lion’s share of the compensation you are awarded.
We are able to offer a no win no fee agreement to the vast majority of our clients, though there are some unusual cases where this is not possible. If you would like to find out whether your scaffolding accident injury compensation claim is eligible for our no win no fee agreement or if you have any other questions, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form.