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 can make a scaffolding accident claim through the experts atAshley Ainsworth.
Why not Contact Us and learn more about how we can help you to get the maximum compensation possible on a no win no fee basis.
Types of accidents
Scaffolding accidents are regrettably common, and can usually be classed into one of the two categories shown below.
Hit by item falling from the 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.
If you have been injured in this way, we can give you free advice on if it is possible to make a scaffold accident claim.
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 who has calculated the correct build 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
Making a scaffold accident compensation claim is simple and easy at Ashley Ainsworth. We have helped many people such as builders, electricians and painters who have suffered injuries such as broken bones,head injuries and spinal injuries in accidents on scaffolding.
Call 08000 93 33 93 or Contact Us now and talk to one of our team about your accident.
We accept cases on a no win no fee basis. This makes claiming simple and hassle free as you won’t pay us a penny whatever the outcome.
Read some examples of successful scaffold accident compensation claims at Ashley Ainsworth here.