Scaffolding Injury Claims
Scaffolding structures are made of pipes and boards connected with supporting hardware couplers along with base foundations to safely hold and spread the weight. Typically construction workers are more prone to injury than workers in other jobs.
If you were the victim of a scaffolding accident and are not to blame, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Scaffolding accidents have an impact on a variety of trades such as bricklayers, painters, miners and electricians. The majority of work injury compensation claims occur due to insecure bracing, poor construction materials and lack of attention to safety procedures.
Research from the Health Safety Executive found that on average scaffolding accidents led to 50 deaths and over 4,500 injuries each year within the UK. The HSE found that 72% of employees who suffered from scaffolding accidents said it was due to planking giving way, slipping or being struck by a falling object.