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Scaffolding Injury Claims Solicitors 

There is no denying that those working on and around scaffolding, whether as a construction worker, plumber, or other workers, go into their job aware that there is a degree of risk involved. However, this does not mean that any injuries they sustain are simply occupational hazards, or part of the job. 
 
If you have been injured in a scaffolding fall, or scaffolding accident, you could be eligible to make a scaffolding fall claim with MG Legal’s specialist Accident at Work solicitors. 

Have you been injured in a scaffolding accident at work in the last three years? 

Claim up to £253,480 in your scaffolding injury accident at work claim with MG Legal. 

What are the most common types of scaffolding accident injuries? 

Due to the tall nature of scaffolding structures, the most common types of scaffolding injury claims involving falls from elevated structures. 
 
This includes- 
 
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. 
 
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. 

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 practices 
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. 

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 

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 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. 

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 enquiries@mglegal.co.uk, and we will get back to you within one working hour. 
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