Scaffolding Accidents in the UK

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 27th, 2010

Scaffolding Accidents in the UK

We all know how hazardous shoddy scaffolding can be. Insecure bracing, poor materials, unsafe construction, lack of attention to safety board regulations ? all lead to scaffolding accidents all over the UK.

An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents may prevent some of the 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year, which cost employers £90 million in workdays lost. In a recent BLS study, 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object.

There are lawyers that are very experienced in scaffolding and understand the rules and regulations that are applied to them. If you find you?re the one of the many that has had a scaffolding injury, then you should seek legal aid as soon as possible. The lawyers will sometimes evaluate your case for free and tell you if you are justified in suing the company.

Base plates and mud sills are required on scaffolding. The surface where the mud sills are placed must be capable of keeping the scaffolding in place. Another essential component is the scaffold ties. After the first tie is attached properly, then subsequent ties should be attached safely. The height of these subsequent ties should not be more than twenty-six feet. You must also put ties at horizontal intervals, which doesn?t exceed thirty feet, and all ties should be able to stand up to a push or pull of 2500 pounds of weight. Even with this additional ties may be necessary to ensure your safety on the scaffolding.

Whether a worker on a construction site or a builder, if you?ve been the victim of unsafe scaffolding then waste no time in contacting Claims Master Group today and start the ball rolling with your Compensation Claim for a Scaffolding Accident in the UK.

What can Claims Master Group help with?

Claims for scaffolding accidents caused by insecure bracing

Claims for scaffolding accidents caused by poor materials

Claims for scaffolding accidents caused by unsafe construction

Claims for scaffolding accidents caused lack of attention to safety board regulations

Claiming compensation for scaffolding accidents caused by improper erection


If you need advice or would just like to speak to someone, please don?t hesitate to give Claims Master Group a call on 08000 71 22 71.

The Personal Injury, Accident Claim, No Win No Fee, Scaffolding Accidents in the UK specialists.

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