Scaffolding is a temporary structure used in the construction industry to make working at height easier and safer. Unfortunately, accidents still happen, and incidents involving scaffold are common. If you have suffered injury in such a way, then you could make a scaffolding accident claim.
Types of accidents
Scaffolding accidents are regrettably common, and can usually be classed into one of the two categories shown below.
Hit by an item falling from scaffolding?
This type of accident can happen to pedestrians and the general public, as well as workers. All efforts should be taken to reduce the risk of this type of accident, including using waste chutes for rubble, and keeping the boards free from obstructions.
Falls from scaffolding
There is an obvious risk of falling if scaffolding is not used safely and correctly. Scaffold should always be built on a safe, level and secure surface by a competent individual to ensure strength and stability. Guard rails should be used to stop falls, and the structure should be inspected after alterations or severe weather. Accidents frequently happen when a board gives way so these should be fitted correctly and inspected regularly.
Employers have a duty to protect your safety when using scaffolding. If they have failed in this duty, and you have suffered injury as a result you may be entitled to compensation.
Making a scaffold accident claim
At Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors we have vast experience in dealing with scaffolding accident compensation claims. We can provide you with one of our top UK industrial injury lawyers who is a specialist in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166 from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your claim.