Scaffolding Accident Compensation Claims

You may be eligible for compensation if you have been injured in a scaffolding accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

 
 
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What is a scaffolding accident?

Scaffolding accidents can happen during construction, maintenance, or demolition work. They can involve falls from height, injuries caused by falling objects, or getting struck by the scaffolding itself.

Common causes of scaffolding accidents

How much is my scaffolding accident claim worth?

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, your recovery time, and the impact the accident has on your life. Compensation can cover:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Care costs
  • Travel expenses
  • Repair or replacement of damaged personal belongings

Am I eligible to make a claim?

You may have grounds for a claim if your accident was caused by something other than your own actions. Even if you were partly to blame, you might still be able to make an office accident compensation claim.

You may be eligible to make a claim if:

Who will pay my accident compensation?

The liable party will depend upon the situation, depending on the cause of the accident, you may be able to claim compensation from:

  • Your employer: If your employer failed to provide a safe working environment or proper training.
  • The principal contractor: If you were working on a construction site and the principal contractor was responsible for safety.
  • A subcontractor: If a subcontractor’s negligence caused the accident.
  • A scaffolding company: If the accident resulted from faulty scaffolding.

What evidence do I need to start my claim?

Evidence that can support your claim includes:

Compensation can cover:

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you can still claim for a scaffolding accident even if you didn’t fall. Scaffolding accidents can cause injuries in many ways, such as:

  • Falling objects: Getting hit by tools, materials, or debris that falls from the scaffolding.
  • Electrocution: Coming into contact with power lines while working on the scaffolding.
  • Crush injuries: Getting caught or crushed by the scaffolding itself.
  • Repetitive strain injuries: Caused by awkward postures or lifting heavy objects on the scaffolding.

There’s no simple answer, as scaffolding accident compensation is calculated based on several factors:

  • Severity of injury: More serious injuries typically mean higher compensation.
  • Lost earnings: Compensation accounts for the time you were unable to work due to the injury.
  • Medical expenses: Treatment costs, both current and future, can be factored in.
  • Impact on your life: How much your life has been affected by the injury, including your ability to work and enjoy hobbies.

For a free consultation, speak to us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

Many factors can contribute to scaffolding accidents, including:

  • Unsafe work environments, like poor lighting or inadequate ventilation
  • Faulty machinery or equipment
  • Lack of proper training or safety procedures
  • Slips, trips, and falls due to spills or uneven surfaces
  • Lifting heavy objects without proper support
  • Repetitive tasks that strain muscles and joints

At national claims, We believe everyone deserves justice. Our “No Win, No Fee” arrangement means you don’t risk upfront legal costs. This lets you pursue your case knowing we’re fully invested in getting you a successful outcome.

For a free consultation, call us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

*Customers pay up to 25% (incl. VAT) of the amount recovered towards solicitor costs and if you cancel outside your cooling off period, you may be charged a fee.

As part of the claims process, you may need to undergo a medical examination to assess the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. 

This examination helps determine the compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries.

For a free consultation, Speak to us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

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Don’t hesitate to seek assistance if you’ve been injured in an accident. For a free consultation, call us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

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