Scaffolding Accident Claims
What Is A Scaffolding Accident?
Scaffolding is used on construction sites because it is generally safer than working with ladders. Unfortunately, it is still possible to suffer an accident when working with scaffolding. Sometimes, this is during the process of erecting the scaffolding. Other accidents can happen when working on the scaffolding. If you suffer a scaffolding accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation from your employer to help support you whilst you recover.
Common Scaffolding Accidents
We understand that scaffolding accidents can be very stressful, and the period afterwards can be even worse. Not only are you likely to be in significant physical pain, but you may also have financial concerns and difficulties if you have to take time off from work to allow you to heal properly. Our team want to help you get the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track.
Many people just like you are put off making a scaffolding accident compensation claim by the thought of the stress and hassle of the claims process. Our dedicated scaffolding accident claims specialists are here to help. We don’t think that making a claim should be stressful or time-consuming for you, so we take over all of that. We will take over the process of making your claim, leaving you free to concentrate on getting better.
If you have suffered a scaffolding accident and would like more information about whether you are able to make a compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin the process of making your claim, call us or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our dedicated team are here to help.
How To Make A Compensation Claim For Your Scaffolding Accident
Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors understand that the period following your accident or injury is likely to have been exceedingly stressful. We want to make the process of making a scaffolding accident compensation claim as easy and straightforward as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you the advice and assistance you need. You can call or claim online, and we will arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you.
Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors are also trained to take the time to really listen to you, making sure that we understand the details of what has happened to you. This includes the circumstances surrounding your scaffolding accident, including who you believe was at fault, just how severe your injuries are and the ways in which these have impacted your normal life. This allows us to give you the personalised service we believe you deserve.
Our team of personal injury specialists are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your scaffolding accident claim. Acting as your solicitors, we are able to fill out and submit almost everything without you having to worry about time-consuming admin. For those tasks that we do need your signature, we are even able to arrange a home visit, if you feel that this would make things easier.
Our team of personal injury specialists are here 24 hours per day to help with your personal injury compensation claim.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded On Average For Scaffolding Accidents?
The amount of compensation received for different types of injuries varies hugely and is completely dependent on your specific scaffolding accident. This makes it incredibly difficult to answer the question of how much compensation you are likely to receive. This is why we recommend that you call us and discuss your case as soon as possible. There are some general principles behind the amount of compensation you receive, however.
Compensation claims for all accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents, are in two main parts. The first is to compensate you for the pain and suffering that you have experienced. The guideline amounts for these are ranges set by the Judicial College, and are set nationally and reviewed regularly. These guideline ranges for any particular injury can be very broad, which allows them to take into account the individual nature of your specific scaffolding accident case. Our years of experience helping people just like you with their scaffolding accident compensation claim allows us to give you the best possible estimate of where in this range your injury is likely to fall.
The other part of the compensation claim is based on the ways in which your scaffolding accident has impacted your life. This part of the compensation claim for your scaffolding accident is there to help you get your life back as close as possible to the way it would have been if your scaffolding accident had not happened, so it is important to ensure that you claim for every cost and expense you have incurred as a result of your scaffolding accident. This could be additional medical support that is difficult to obtain on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, or even making modifications to your home if necessary. If you need to take time off from work in order to recover from your scaffolding accident, your loss of earnings would be included in this aspect of the compensation.
Working with our dedicated team allows you to be sure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses that you have incurred following your scaffolding accident. Our team work hard to get you the best possible compensation payment to give you the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Scaffolding Accident Compensation Claims - How Long Do They Take To Resolve?
Scaffolding accident compensation claims can take different amounts of time to complete, with some taking much longer than others. We understand that you want to resolve your scaffolding accident as quickly as possible to give you the financial support that you need to put your scaffolding accident behind you.
In cases where agreement is reached quickly, the entire case can be concluded in just a few weeks. This requires that the other party accepts liability almost immediately, as gathering evidence and demonstrating liability can add significantly to the duration of the case. It is only possible to complete a case in this period of time if it very straightforward, which usually means that the injuries are relatively minor as well. Cases involving smaller sums of money are often easier to resolve quickly, as the other party has less to gain from fierce negotiations.
Complicated personal injury claims include those which involve multiple people who are all partially responsible for what happened, as well as those with very serious injuries. Cases like that will usually take far longer to be resolved than those which are straightforward. If the claim has to be decided in court, the delays can increase further.
Is No Win No Fee Available For A Scaffolding Accident Compensation Claim?
We don’t believe that anyone should have to worry about how to afford the legal advice thy need to get the compensation they deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
If you accept a no win no fee agreement, this allows us to act on your behalf without you having to make any payments at all. We will only be paid once we have obtained the compensation you deserve for you. If we are unsuccessful in your case, you won’t owe us a penny. This is why a no win no fee agreement offers you the best, risk free, way to get expert legal advice. All our fees are explained in advance, and we will only ever take a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you don’t need to worry about our legal fees becoming the largest share of your compensation. You will always receive the vast majority of your payment.
There are a very few circumstances under which it is not possible for us to offer a no win no fee agreement. If your scaffolding accident comes into this category, we will let you know as soon as possible and will discuss alternative funding options with you.
If you are thinking of making a scaffolding accident compensation claim, call now or claim online and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve for your scaffolding accident.
Will I Have To Pay For My Scaffolding Accident If I Lose My Claim?
We guarantee that you will not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to win you the compensation you deserve. The most important thing to understand about making a no win no fee scaffolding accident compensation claim is that it is utterly free from risk for you. If we don’t get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay a penny. This means that you can be completely sure that you will never be left worse off as a result of seeking justice for your accident.
What Is The Time Limit For Making A Scaffolding Accident Compensation Claim?
Compensation claims for injuries sustained as the result of an accident are expected to be made as soon as possible, and at the very least within 2 years of the event. Although the process only needs to be begun by this date, not completed, it is important that you get prompt legal advice from our personal injury solicitors today.
There are certain injuries or situations where there can be an advantage to waiting a little while before making your claim. This allows all of your symptoms to fully develop and means that you have a better idea of the full range of your injuries and how long you are taking to heal. It is still worth talking with our ekyword1 as soon as possible, however. This doesn’t start any formal process and it allows us the time to help you make the best decisions and to get you the compensation you deserve.
The Process Of Making A Scaffolding Accident Compensation Claim
Making a scaffolding accident personal injury compensation claim is simple.
Most people who have suffered an accident or injury will want to take legal advice before starting their personal injury compensation claim, and we believe that this is a very good idea. We are available 24/7 to ensure that you can access the help you need whenever suits you. You can call us or claim online to make sure that you get the support and assistance you need for your scaffolding accident claim.
The first thing we, as your solicitors, need to do is notify the other person that you are making a scaffolding accident compensation claim against them. We ask them to accept that they were at fault and we give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame in your accident, we will find and send evidence to support your claim. This might include photographs of the location in which your accident took place, a copy of the company’s accident book, witness statements and anything else that might be relevant. For workplace accidents in particular, it is very unusual for liability to be disputed for long.
As soon as liability has been agreed, it is time to decide how much compensation should be paid out. This is agreed through a process of negotiation. Throughout these negotiations, you remain in full control. We will inform you of every offer that is made, and give you our expert opinion as to whether the offer is fair or not, given the exact circumstances surrounding your accident. This means that you can be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and fair, given your specific injuries and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life.
In the unusual situation that it is not possible to reach agreement, either because the other party refuses to accept that they are liable, or because it is not possible to find a compensation amount that both parties will accept, it may be necessary to go to court to resolve your personal injury compensation claim. This is very rare, and we will support you throughout the process if it does turn out to be necessary.
How Do I Begin My Scaffolding Accident Compensation Claim?
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people who have been through a scaffolding accident, just like you. Although the idea of making a scaffolding accident compensation claim might seem daunting, our scaffolding accident specialists are here to help.
If you are considering making a scaffolding accident compensation claim, the first step is to call us to see how we can help. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits you. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
During our conversation, we will need to ensure that have the full picture of what happened with your scaffolding accident. This includes the full extent of your injuries, the circumstances surrounding your scaffolding accident (including who you believe was to blame) and the ways in which your life has been affected by your scaffolding accident. As soon as we understand this, we are in a position to provide you with the kind of personalised advice that you need.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Scaffolding Accident?
Many of our clients can find it difficult to be sure that they are able to make a scaffolding accident compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements that must be fulfilled in order for you to make a scaffolding accident compensation claim.
The first essential feature of a scaffolding accident compensation claim is that you must have experienced a scaffolding accident and that you must have suffered an injury. You are not able to make a compensation claim if you have not experienced any negative consequences. You are able to claim if you trip over some cracked paving and hurt yourself, but you are not able to claim if you stumble slightly over the same paving slab but do not injure yourself.
The next requirement for you to make a scaffolding accident compensation claim is that there must have been someone else to blame for what happened to you. This person or organisation does not need to have taken specific action, or to have been present when your scaffolding accident happened, but they must have had some form of responsibility for your welfare. For accidents that took place in the workplace, this can be very straightforward to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care.
The person or organisation that you are claiming against must also have been able to predict something along the lines of what happened to you. This does not mean that you have to prove that they did anticipate it, but a reasonable person who was taking their role seriously in terms of health and safety should be able to foresee the danger.
Finally, you should think about whether the person responsible for your safety took any steps to look after your wellbeing. Even if they did put some measures in place, you are still able to make a compensation claim if these were not sufficient for the degree of risk or for the circumstances you found yourself in.
If you have suffered a scaffolding accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, we are here to help you put together the best possible scaffolding accident compensation claim. Call our experienced team of expert personal injury claims solicitors or claim online today to see how we can help.
Steps You Can Take Following Your Scaffolding Accident To Support Your Compensation Claim
The most important thing following any accident or injury is to ensure that you are safe and that you have access to the first aid assistance and medical support that you need. Once you are sure that you are able, you might want to think about a few simple actions that will help with your scaffolding accident compensation claim.
It is vital that you have a clear and consistent memory of what happened before, during and after your scaffolding accident. This means that we need to have as many details as possible. Because you never know what the person who was responsible for your scaffolding accident is likely to say in their defence, you will want to have all the details to hand, even ones that may seem irrelevant. In order to help you with this. We advise that you write down everything you can remember, as soon as possible after your scaffolding accident. This should include all details that you think are relevant, especially focusing on anything that made your scaffolding accident more likely.
You might also want to make sure that you have the names and addresses of anyone who saw what happened. This is important as it will help us to have evidence to support your description of what happened, and can be vital in making a strong case. You are welcome to get a written statement from them, but we are also able to do this for you if you would prefer.
Photographs or videos of the location in which your scaffolding accident occurred can also be very useful, especially if they show anything that you believe made your scaffolding accident more likely. Ideally, these would have a time and location stamp embedded in the data (so taking them using your phone can help), but this is not essential.
Whilst these things can help with your scaffolding accident compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your scaffolding accident. The most important step, however, is to call us or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your scaffolding accident compensation claim.
How Personal Injury Solicitors Can Help With Your Scaffolding Accident Claim
Our team of expert no win no fee personal injury claims solicitors understand that the period following your scaffolding accident is likely to have been exceedingly stressful. We want to make the process of making a scaffolding accident compensation claim as easy and straightforward as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you the advice and assistance you need. You can claim online, and we will arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you.
Our experienced scaffolding accident claims specialists will take the time to listen carefully when you explain what has happened to you. We know that your situation is unique, and we want to make sure that we understand the circumstances surrounding your scaffolding accident, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your scaffolding accident has impacted your life. This means that we are able to give you the personalised care and legal advice that you deserve.
We are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork and admin required for your claim. We understand that our clients don’t want to spend their time completing endless forms and legal documents. We keep your workload to an absolute minimum and can even arrange home visits to help you through the small amount of paperwork that will need your personal signature.
Making a scaffolding accident compensation claim doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. Al you need to do is call us today and get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
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