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Scaffolding Accidents

Injured in a scaffolding accident that wasn’t your fault?

  • Fallen from scaffolding
  • Broken bones
  • Suffered cuts and bruises
  • Been unable to return to work
  • Suffering through loss of income
  • Working at extreme height without correct safety precautions

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have sustained a scaffolding accident injury through no fault of your own then we can help you to make a claim and receive compensation for the suffering you’ve endured. Scaffolding should safely support the structure of a building but it should also be secure enough to hold people and heavy machinery. You are entitled to make a claim if you have been injured through negligence in a scaffolding accident. Russell Worth solicitors will:

  • Answer your questions about making a claim
  • Tell you how much compensation you can expect to receive
  • Do all of the form-filling for you
  • Keep you updated on the progress of your claim
  • Ensure you pay no up front fees

Our team can help you make a claim today

Our friendly team will do the hard work and form-filling so you don’t have to. Simply fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch or if you prefer you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Russell Worth solicitors helpline on 0800 028 2060, or request a call back – your claim will be dealt with immediately either way. Accidents involving scaffolding don’t always just happen to those working with and around the scaffolding, sometimes those unlucky enough to be walking underneath can find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Scaffolding related accidents are all too common with nearly 5,000 incidents being recorded in the UK last year alone and that is simply the ones we know about. It is impossible to say how many more injuries were sustained but not reported for a variety of different reasons. Common problems include:-

  • Insecure bracing
  • Planking snapping or giving way
  • Substandard materials being used
  • Slipping on wet planking
  • Items being dropped and striking those below
  • Safety procedures not being followed
  • Scaffold collapsing due to poor construction
  • Inexperienced or under qualified workers

The saddest part of all is that the majority of these incidents are easily preventable if experienced workers use the right materials and follow safety guidelines. Whilst some scaffold accidents can be relatively minor the possibility of serious injuries occurring is obvious for all to see. Sometime it is the scaffolders themselves who are involved in accidents but frequently it is other workers and tradesmen who suffer for the negligence of others. If you are an electrician, painter, etc and a job requires you to work on scaffold structures in order to perform your duties then of course you take a look at the structure to make sure it looks safe but ultimately you have to trust the professionalism of your fellow workers – sometimes this trust can be misplaced. Scaffolders themselves can only work with the tools they have been given, if they are working with old damaged piping or planks that their employers wont replace accidents can happen that are out of their control and indeed they can be caught up in the middle of it.

Worried about losing your job?

Often clients are scared to seek legal advice following an accident at work as they fear reprisals from their employers and are worried about jeopardising their job – perfectly understandable. Rest assured that the law is on your side and your employer cannot simply get rid of you because you make a claim, if you have suffered injury due to the negligence or actions of others you are perfectly entitled to make a claim for compensation and we are here to help you every step of the way. As well as having a personal injury solicitors at our disposal we also have employment law experts ready and willing to help and answer any questions you may have about your legal rights following an accident at work so you need not worry unnecessarily, just ask us a question and we’ll take care of the rest. It can be an extremely stressful and worrying time for anyone following a work accident – what will happen to my job? How am I going to pay the bills? Who will pay for my medical treatment? Don’t sit there and worry about it, contact us today and find out the facts.

We will get the compensation you deserve!

The UK working hours are amongst the longest in Europe so with so many of us spending more and more of our time at work it is hardly surprising that accidents will inevitably happen. Mention the phrase ‘accident at work’ and immediately many of us conjure up images of building sites or industrial machinery and whilst we At Russell Worth solicitors are experienced at handling accidents of this type, we do assist clients from a wide variety of occupations and professions ranging from heavy manual industrial through to shop and office workers.

Claiming for a scaffolding accident

Our solicitors are experienced in dealing with all aspects of construction injuries including accidents either involving scaffold or where it was the primary cause of the incident. All of our solicitors work on a no up front fees basis and you will not be asked to pay any money whatsoever up front and even if your claim is unsuccessful through no fault of your own you will never be asked to pay anything to anyone. Contact us today to see if we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Claiming Compensation

Free Legal Advice

If you are unsure whether you can claim compensation for a personal injury sustained in the armed forces, then call our personal injury claims team for free for no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your condition, talk to you about what’s happened and can tell you if you have a viable claim for compensation or not.

Call us 24/7 on 0800 028 2060.

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