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Scaffolding Injury Compensation: Scaffold Accident & Injury Claims
If you have been involved in an accident involving scaffolding within the workplace you may be eligible to make a claim. Here at Grieves Solicitors, we aim to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our team of experienced solicitors offer a no win, no fee service for all of our scaffolding injury claims, allowing you to keep all of the damages and without paying a penny for our impartial legal services.
If you have a suffered a serious work accident following a fall from a scaffold or a collapse of scaffolding and would like more information on how to take action, we can give you free advice today by calling our team on 0800 0747 644 or by completing an online enquiry form.
The Work Accident Claims team at Grieves Solicitors in Huddersfield and a leading Personal Injury Solicitors firm in Yorkshire and we are accredited as senior personal injury litigators by the Law Society.
Causes of injury following a Scaffolding Accident
Throughout the UK there are an estimated 2.3 million workers who use scaffolding equipment to allow employees to reach difficult, high places. Unfortunately, around 4,500 people are involved in a scaffolding accident every year. Scaffolds can be particularly dangerous when they are improperly used or if they are poorly constructed.
Injuries can also arise during construction, if scaffolding is not properly installed it can cause the structure to collapse, injuring all those beneath.
Some of the causes of injuries which can lead to many victims making scaffolding accident compensation claims include the likes of:
- Falling from high-level work areas
- Being caught on insecure bracing
- Another employee losing concentration or showing a clear lack of attention to safety
- Slips, trips or falls
- Being struck by a falling object
Grieves have the necessary skills and expertise to advise you on your case as well as how much you could be eligible to receive.
Scaffolding injury compensation claims - What will it cover?
Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees' safety while using hazardous equipment such as scaffolding. If they neglect your safety and you have suffered a serious injury, as a result, you may be entitled to seek compensation.
Scaffolding accident compensation is awarded to help victims who have lost money due to their injury, covering the cost of:
- Rehabilitation costs
- Medical bills
- Loss of work earnings
It is also given to support victims who may have suffered physiological or physical damages as a result of their injury which can include pain, loss of enjoyment or mental distress.
How much will I get for a Scaffolding Accident Claim?
The amount of money you receive for your Compensation settlement award for an injury sustained due to an accident involving a scaffold collapse or a fall from scaffolding will differ based on a number of different variables from case to case.
The most important aspects for the courts to consider are the degree of injuries suffered and the extent to which your injuries will influence your ability to make a full recovery, lead an independent life and return to work.
Compensation awards comprise two elements:
- General Damages - to compensate for the loss of amenity, pain & suffering
- Special Damages - to compensate for financial losses or future costs incurred as a direct result of the injury
Our Accident at work Compensation Calculator will provide provisional guideline figures on how much compensation you may receive for the 'general damages' element of the final compensation award.
Make a claim today
At Grieves Solicitors, we promise to help make your claim for scaffolding injury compensation as simple and easy as possible. To find out how we can assist you with your scaffolding accident compensation claims, call our dedicated personal team today on 0800 0747 644 or simply fill in our online contact form for a free enquiry and assessment of your case.