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A significant number of construction site accidents involve cherry pickers or other mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) such as scissor lifts, access platforms or aerial platforms.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), accidents involving cherry pickers account for 3% of all fatalities on construction sites, often while the machine is in use and operating at height.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a cherry picker or MEWP then the effects can be life-changing. We understand just how traumatic this can be but you could be entitled to compensation as reparation for the harm that has been done. You might be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn but we are here to help and support you.
The experienced personal injury specialists at PSR Solicitors have the expertise necessary to help you with your claim, arrange medical treatment, access specialist equipment and put financial support in place to help you get your life back on track.
We offer all of our injury at work claims services on a No Win No Fee basis so for a free, no-obligation consultation contact us today on freephone 0800 020 9167 or complete an enquiry form and see how we can help you.
The majority of accidents involving cherry pickers and MEWPs involve construction workers, with the most serious injuries including complex breaks and fractures, spinal injuries, nerve damage and brain injury.
Most accidents occur due to inadequate training, negligent behaviour and faulty equipment and include:
The operator becomes trapped either between the basket and a fixed structure or against the controls, which can then not be turned off.
If the machine overturns, not only can the operator be thrown from the platform or basket potentially sustaining serious injury, but others can be crushed or hurt as the result of falling equipment.
If an operator falls from the basket while the MEWP is in use they are likely to fall from a significant height, resulting in serious injury. Items falling from the basket can also cause significant harm to anyone nearby.
MEWPs can collide with other vehicles, pedestrians or overhead cables resulting in serious harm or fatalities. Whether your injuries are relatively minor or you are suffering from severe and long-term consequences, if you have been involved in a cherry picker or MEWP accident through the fault or negligence of someone else then we can help.
If your accident happened in the past three years and was caused fully or partly by someone else then you are entitled to pursue a compensation claim. A financial settlement is there to recognise the harm that has been done and the injustice of what has happened to you.
It is designed to:
By instructing the expertise of one of our trusted solicitors, you will have the very best chance of winning your claim and receiving the full amount of compensation available to you.
We provide a strictly No Win, No Fee personal injury service so that if your claim is not successful for any reason, you will not have any legal fees to pay. Your rights at work If your injury occurred at work, you can rest assured that the law is on your side.
The Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974 is clear that the welfare of all employees is of the utmost importance and sets out clearly the safeguards that your employer must provide:
There is also further legislation in place to specifically protect those that are working at a height. The Safety, Health and Welfare at work regulations 2006 explicitly states that working at a height should be avoided wherever possible.
Where it cannot be avoided, employers have responsibility for ensuring the situation is kept as safe as possible by ensuring:
Established in 2009, PSR Solicitors is accredited by the Law Society for personal injury services and has also attained the Lexcel Practice Management Standard for delivering excellent legal services.
We have a reputation for recovering more compensation than our competitors and have the experience and technical knowledge to progress your claim quickly and efficiently. Many law firms now opt to employ teams of unqualified fee earners in place of practised solicitors and millions in compensation is being lost every day as a result.
By instructing PSR Solicitors you are guaranteed a fully qualified legal, specialist working on your behalf. Not only will we work to recover the maximum amount of compensation available to you but will also be able coordinate all aspects of your medical care and financial support, advise on benefits and personal injury trusts to protect your award.
As the largest personal injury law firm across North Wales and Cheshire, the team at PSR solicitors is best placed to help you with your compensation claim. 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. So for swift, confidential legal advice contact us today.
With offices in Wrexham, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Shotton (Deeside) and Ellesmere Port, PSR are a leading practice of Personal Injury Claims Solicitors in Wales and Injury Solicitors in Cheshire. We regularly act for clients on cherry picker 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.
You can contact us safe in the knowledge that one of our expert personal injury lawyers will take care of everything for you on a No Win No Fee basis allowing you to carry on with your life whilst we proceed with your legal case.
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