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When you work with MG Legal's accident at work solicitors, you get:  

Free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor 
The maximum financial compensation in your accident at work claim 
A designated solicitor with up to 30 years of experience 

Suffered an accident at work in the last 3 years?  Call 01772 783314 Or, fill in your details and our personal injury solicitors will contact you within one working hour. 

No Win No Fee Compensation: 

MG Legal's leading personal injury solicitors in Preston accept all accident at work claims on a "No Win, No Fee" basis, and have a success rate of over 99%. 
Our team put your first, and work with care to achieve your financial compensation. Call us today on a free, no-obligation basis at: 01772 783314 
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What are scaffolding injury claims? 

It is easy to assume that while working at height on scaffolding and working with temporary structures, that accidents and injuries are occupational hazards that should be expected. However, this is not the case. Even when you are working from height on scaffolding, your employer owes you a duty of care to take all possible measures to maintain a safe working environment and prevent scaffolding accidents and injuries at work. 
With many construction site workers working on scaffolding, and so much going on around the building site, it is common for employees to work on scaffolding that they did not put up, and have not checked the safety of. 
Under health and safety legislation, your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure that all necessary training has been provided to employees, health and safety checks are carried out regularly, and the temporary scaffolding structures are properly erected, and maintained. 
When this does not happen, and accidents and injuries occur as a result, injured employees can make scaffolding injury claims for financial compensation, with our specialist no win no fee solicitors. Get in touch online here to speak to an accident at work solicitor about your potential no win no fee scaffolding injury claim today. 

Does my employer owe me a duty of care if I have fallen from scaffolding? 

Yes, if you have been injured in a scaffolding fall or injured in a scaffolding accident, then you are always protected under legislation, and are owed a legal duty of care from your employer. 
Examples of employers breaking this duty of care, resulting in a scaffolding injury claim, include: 
Inadequate training to employees on scaffolding safety and working practice 
Failing to conduct regular risk assessments and checks of the scaffolding that led to scaffolding falls 
Failing to provide necessary PPE such as helmets, resulting in injuries from scaffolding injuries 
For a full overview of this employee duty of care, see here. 
Our straight-forward no win no fee claims process: 
Free, no obligation consultation 
MG Legal's specialist solicitors offer a free, no obligation consultation to all potential clients. 
Start your no win no fee claim 
We accept all claims on a no win no fee basis, and will begin building your claim the same day. 
Hassle-free claims process 
Your designated solicitor will be in regular contact, and keep you updated throughout the claims process. 
Maximum compensation awards 
Our team go above and beyond to achieve the maximum financial comepnsation for our clients. 

What types of injuries can occur from scaffolding accidents and falls from scaffolding? 

As most scaffolding fall claims, and scaffolding accident claims, are a result of falls or collapsing scaffolding, many of the injuries are either impact or crush-type injuries. 
These include- 
Fracture injuries- such as a broken ankle or broken back in a scaffolding fall 
Head injuries- often caused by falling objects from scaffolding, head and brain trauma can often occur in scaffolding accidents at work 
Scars, cuts, and lacerations- either from a scaffolding fall, or being hit by a falling object from scaffolding 

How much is my scaffolding fall claim worth? 

If you have been injured in a scaffolding fall or a scaffolding accident, the amount of money that your scaffolding injury claim will be worth is dependant on many things. In terms of the injury alone, this means the types of injuries that you have sustained and how severe they are. 
On top of this financial compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, are what is known as ‘special damages’, and covers things such as lost earnings and care costs. These are calculated on an individual basis, see more on this here. 
The below table, put together by MG Legal, outlines some of the estimated compensation amounts available for different scaffolding fall injury claims and scaffolding accident injury claims. 
Description of Injury: 
Compensation for injury alone: 
Below the knee amputation of both legs 
£189,110 to £253,480 
Below the knee amputation of one leg 
£91,950 to £124,800 
Very serious leg injuries- permanent mobility problems 
£51,460 to £85,600 
Less serious leg injuries- complex fractures and tissue damage 
£16,860 to £26,050 
Ankle injuries- fractures and ligament tears 
£12,900 to £24,950 
Toe injuries- including multiple fractures 
£9,010 to £12,900 
Minor brain or head injury 
£2,070 to £11,980 
Arm- simple fracture 
£6,190 to £18,020 
These are just some examples of the compensation available for the huge range of injury types and injury severity available in scaffolding fall accident at work claims. For more information on your specific claim, contact MG Legal's specialist Accident at Work solicitors, here. 

Proving an accident at work claim 

When making a fall from height scaffolding injury claim, or an accident at work claim, it is up to our specialist accident at work solicitors to prove that your employers acted negligently, and that they breached their duty of care to you. In many cases, this involves holding employers accountable for breaches of health and safety workplace regulations, and proving that they failed to take the necessary safety precautions in the workplace. 
When it comes the the law surrounding scaffolding injury claims, and accidents at work, there are a number of legislations that govern workplace safety’s according to the HSE: 
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act)- This act requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone who may be affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks, or any other accidents at work.  Employees also have a duty not to put themselves or others in danger, and must use any safety equipment provided. 
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999- this group of legislations require employers to assess risks in the workplace (including slip and trip risks) and, where necessary, take action to address them. 
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992- these regulations require floors in the workplace to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. Employees and all people should be able to move around safely. 

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What to do if you’re injured in a scaffolding accident at work? 

If you have been injured in a scaffolding fall, or an accident at work involving scaffolding, there are a number of steps that you can take after the scaffolding accident in order to make any personal injury claim made in the future stronger. 
See MG Legal’s helpful Accident At work guide, here, to learn what to do after a scaffolding accident at work. 

Can I sue my employer for my scaffolding fall or scaffolding accident? 

When you work with MG Legal on your scaffolding injury accident at work claim, the main role that your designated solicitor will play is to establish the issue of responsibility, and proving who was responsible for your injuries caused by the scaffolding fall or scaffolding accident. 
Essentially, this involved identifying an act of negligence, by your employer or another party, that led to the collapsed scaffolding, scaffolding fall, or scaffolding accident. 

How can MG Legal help with my scaffolding fall injury claim? 

MG Legal’s specialist Accident at Work solicitors have over 30 years of experience in all aspects of construction injury claims, including scaffolding fall injuries, and have settled thousands of claims like yours during this time. 
When you choose to work with MG Legal, you will be appointed to a designated Accident at Work solicitor who will accept your claim on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. This allows you to make a claim for your scaffolding fall or scaffolding injuries with no financial risk involved. We are able to operate in this way due to the success of our specialist solicitors, who have a success rate of over 99% in all claims that they take on. 
For a no-obligation, informal chat with a specialist scaffolding injury claim solicitor, contact our team, here, or via email at, and we will get back to you within one working hour. 

Types of scaffolding injury claims: 

Because of the height of scaffolding structures, and their instability, the most common types of scaffolding injury claims unsurprisingly involve employees falling from elevated structures. 
The most common scaffolding injury claims include: 
Collapsed scaffolding injury claims- when scaffolding structures collapse, or partially collapse, it can lead to the most serious injuries for those involved, and, sometimes, passersby. Scaffolding injury claims for collapsed scaffolding can be for a number of negligent acts, including faulty scaffolding, inadequate training of those erecting the scaffolding, and the overloading of weight on scaffolding. 
Inadequate training scaffolding injury claims- Under The Work at Height Regulations 2005 Act, all employers must ensure that no person engages in any work activity at height unless they are properly trained and signed off to do so. The same is the case for erecting scaffolding. If you have suffered a scaffolding accident due to inadequate training, contact MG Legal about making a scaffolding injury claim today. 
Being hit by falling objects- Another risk leading to many scaffolding injury claims is objects and work equipment being left lying around unsafely on scaffolding platform, and subsequently falling off and hitting somebody below. 
Slips, Trips, and Falls- Incorrectly constructed scaffolding structures, scaffolding with no safety barriers, or faulty scaffolding where screws have come loose all pose a risk of workers falling from scaffolding, and tripping over on scaffolding. 
These are just some of the most common scaffolding injury claims that our no win no fee solicitors have won for our injured clients. Unfortunately, we know more than ever that there are a number of negligent employers out there who don't ensure the necessary safety standards on site, or value the importance of training. When this happens, and employees are injured as a result, they are entitled to financial compensation by making a no win no fee scaffolding injury claim

What if my employer is telling me not to make an accident at work claim for my injuries? 

While it should not happen, our accident at work solicitors are not naive to the fact that the reason many clients feel reluctant to make a scaffolding injury claim for their injuries, is because their employer is frantically trying to convince them not to. 
If you find yourself in this scenario, and your employer is trying to convince you against making a claim for an accident at work, then the chances are that this is because they know that they are at fault for the accident, and that it was caused by their negligence. 
However, this should not impact your decision. Whether you have fallen from dangerous scaffolding, or been injured in any other accident at work, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation and make an injury claim. Your employer has Employer’s Liability Insurance in place to cover instances such as this, and any money won in your accident at work claim will come from this insurance policy, rather than out of their pockets. 
No Win No Fee Accident at Work Claims Across England and Wales: 
No matter where you are injured across England and Wales, MG Legal's Accident at Work Solicitors are here to help you to achieve the financial compensation that you deserve. 
For a free, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury solicitor, contact us online here. Or give us a call on 01772 783314 
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