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Scaffold Accident Compensation Claim Solicitors
Our specialist Scaffolding Accident Claims Solicitors can help you with everything you need to secure the financial settlement you are entitled to as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Scaffolding accidents can affect not only those working on the platform but also anyone near or beneath the structure, who are at risk of being struck by falling objects or crushed if the scaffold itself collapses.
Anyone working on the scaffolding platform faces numerous hazards including slipping or tripping on the platform, falling from a significant height and being electrocuted or burned if the scaffolding is located too close to overhead power lines.
From minor cuts and bruises to more serious breaks and fractures, the resulting injuries can be wide-ranging and in the most severe of cases can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences, particularly in instances where brain or spinal injuries have been sustained. It is therefore essential that you are able to claim compensation to cover your medical costs, loss of earnings and to help you on the road to recovery.
At PSR Solicitors, we are highly proficient in helping clients who have been injured at work and can act on your behalf to access the support, healthcare and compensation that you deserve on a No Win No Fee basis.
Whatever has happened, don’t suffer in silence. Contact us today and let us take care of your scaffolding injury claim.
Anyone employed in the construction industry understands only too well just how dangerous the job can be.
NASC's 2019 Safety Report documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members – representing more than 16,700 UK scaffolding operatives – in 2018.
Overall, there was a 27% rise in the number of incidents, from 89 in 2017 to 113 in 2018. This was the highest it has been since 2012.
Scaffolding's potential for tragic injuries – whether to construction workers, pedestrians, or others – is the reason that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in conjunction with the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation, has established extensive and detailed safety rules for erecting, dismantling, altering, inspecting and supervising scaffolding operations.
There are all manner of hazards involved and workers are frequently put in harm's way due to the inherent risks of working at height or problems with the scaffolding itself. If you have been hurt in a scaffolding-related accident then you need to take legal advice from specialist accident at work solicitors.
Scaffolding Injury Claims
If you have been seriously injured in a scaffolding accident at work that wasn't your fault we understand that you may be feeling anxious, worried and overwhelmed. But you no longer need to cope alone.
PSR Solicitors have the skill and experience required to obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to and to ensure swift access to the very best medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Securing the maximum amount of compensation available to you is paramount in recognising the harm that has been done, protecting you financially, maintaining your independence and giving you the best chance of a quick and full recovery.
If your accident was solely or partially down to the actions of someone else then you are entitled to claim compensation for:
- Medical treatment including rehabilitation and counselling.
- Specialist equipment where necessary including adaptations to your home or vehicle to help you to live as independently as possible.
- Loss of earnings while you recover and in the future if you are no longer able to work to the same level as before.
- Any additional expenses that you have incurred as a result of your accident and injury.
Your compensation award is designed to return you to the position you were in before the accident so put your case in the hands of the experts for the best chance of winning your claim.
Your legal rights at work
All employees are protected by the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and your employer is legally obliged to provide you with a safe working environment including protective clothing, competent co-workers, sufficient training and well-maintained equipment, which must be regularly checked to guarantee it is in full working order and fit for purpose.
According to the HSE:
“All employees should be competent for the type of scaffolding work they are undertaking and should have received appropriate training relevant to the type and complexity of scaffolding they are working on.”
“Employers must provide appropriate levels of supervision taking into account the complexity of the work and the levels of training and competence of the scaffolders involved.”
If your employer fails in any of their responsibilities to you and you suffer an accident or injury as a result, then you will be entitled to make a claim against them.
Many of our clients worry about the impact of this but your employer will have insurance to cover any compensation and won’t have to pay from their own pocket.
It is illegal for your employer to make you redundant or harass you at work as a result of any legal action and we are here to fully advise and support you on this matter.
Your compensation claim is important to us.
The trauma and pain you have suffered should not be underestimated and although we cannot undo the harm that has been done, we take our responsibility towards helping you extremely seriously.
We want to counter the injustice of what has happened to you and are well-placed to achieve the most successful outcome possible. Many law firms now employ teams of unqualified fee earners to handle their compensation claims, often to the detriment of their clients and the levels of compensation awarded.
Without the necessary technical legal knowledge and understanding, claims are often significantly reduced or lost altogether but at PSR Solicitors we know that you deserve better. We guarantee you a fully qualified personal injury specialist working on your case throughout and who will be fully committed to achieving the very best results.
As part of our legal service to you, PSR Solicitors will:
- Work diligently to secure the maximum amount of compensation.
- Coordinate your medical care and rehabilitation.
- Access specialist equipment to help with your recovery and independence.
- Ensure that you are in receipt of any benefit payments to which you are entitled to following your injury.
- Advise you on setting up a personal injury trust to protect and ring-fence your final lump sum.
As one of the leading law firms across North Wales and Cheshire, we are recognised by the industry for the professional legal service we provide.
We have been accredited by the Law Society for our personal injury provision and have been awarded the Lexcel Practise Management Standard, recognition which can give you peace of mind that PSR Solicitors are the legal experts you can trust.
Contact the team
If you have been injured at work and need help with your compensation claim you shouldn’t have to wait. We will call you back within one hour of your initial enquiry during normal office hours, or the next working day if you contact us during the evening or at the weekend. So don’t delay. Contact us today and let’s secure the compensation you deserve.
We regularly act for clients on scaffolding injury claims across North Wales, Cheshire, Liverpool and Merseyside. As a recognised injury claims specialist we can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We will respond to any query within one hour of normal office hours, or the next working day if you contact us during the evening or at the weekend.
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