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Scaffolding accidents are one of the more common hazards for construction workers and can result in very serious injuries. This is because scaffolding injuries are usually caused by people falling from height or objects being dropped from height, causing serious physical and/or psychological injuries.

Scaffolding Injuries & Accident Claims

If you have sustained injuries caused by a workplace scaffolding accident, then you may be entitled to make a workers compensation claim. There are strict time limits for lodging a workers compensation claim, so the sooner you act, the better.

According to SafeWork NSW, the most common scaffold incidents involve:

  • People falling through or off scaffolds that are poorly erected, incomplete or have unauthorised alterations;
  • People falling from scaffolding due to misuse;
  • Scaffold collapse from incorrect assembly, overloading or failure of components;
  • Objects falling from scaffolds onto people below;
  • Scaffolds being hit or damaged by vehicles or other machinery; and
  • Workers being inadequately trained or restrained.

NSW has stringent work health and safety laws in place to ensure best practice in scaffolding and to reduce risk for construction workers. Unfortunately, accidents still happen.

The process for lodging and pursuing a workers compensation claim can be complicated. Lionheart Lawyers are here to assist at every step of the process and ensure you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

Legal Advice for Injuries from Using Scaffolding

If you have suffered any kind of injury relating to a worksite scaffolding accident, it is crucial that you report your injury to your employer or site manager immediately.

Your next step should be to contact Lionheart Lawyers. We have more than 50 years of combined experience in scaffold-related accidents and injuries claims. We will lodge your workers compensation claim at no cost to you, so you will not have to worry about being out of pocket.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the extent of your injuries, you may also be entitled to a lump-sum payment.

Our expert lawyers will take great care to assess your case and identify all claims you may be eligible to make. For instance, if your scaffolding accident occurred due to negligence on the part of your employer or another contractor, you may additionally be able to pursue a public liability claim.

Making Workers Compensation Claim for Scaffolding Accidents

Workers compensation covers you for loss of income and medical expenses when you are unable to work due to the injury sustained from your scaffolding accident.

Strict time limits apply to workers compensation claims, so the sooner you contact us, the better chance you have of getting your claim approved.

If you are uncertain whether your time limit has lapsed, or you wish to dispute a previously denied claim, or have any other questions relating to your scaffolding accident claim, simply contact Lionheart Lawyers for a free consultation.

Our lawyers are approved by the Independent Review Office (IRO), which means that when you choose Lionheart Lawyers, the IRO will fund your legal costs and you will not have to pay legal fees in relation to your workers compensation claim.

Thanks to our decades of injury law experience, we know how stressful it can be to deal with injury and face an uncertain future at work. Let us take some of the burden off you and your family and help you lodge your claim, manage the process from start to finish and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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