Scaffolding accidents claims in Australia
If you have suffered a scaffolding-related incident or injury, you may be eligible to apply for workers’ compensation under state and Commonwealth law or to pursue litigation against the employer at fault. What’s My Claim Worth can help you work out how much your claim is worth, assess your situation and options, and find the right lawyer for you.
Do I have an eligible scaffolding accident claim?
If an accident or injury occurs in a situation where a scaffold structure is unsafe or has been used in an unsafe manner, or by workers who are not properly trained and certified, the injured person may be eligible to make a workers’ compensation claim.
Your employer will have the main duty of care to ensure that no one on the worksite is at risk of harm and that everyone has the correct licensing to carry out the work.
If you have been injured in an incident involving scaffolding, you may be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. It’s important to note that these claims are not limited to falls or scaffold collapses. Joint or muscle strains, cuts and abrasions, or any other form of injury that results from improper use or construction of scaffolds may be eligible.
To find out whether your scaffolding accident is eligible for a workers’ compensation claim, or other compensation, contact What’s My Claim Worth’s expert assessors to discuss your injury and circumstances.
How do I make a workers’ compensation claim for a scaffolding accident?
It’s important to report the incident and log the details personally as soon as you can, even if your employer has already conducted their own review or has their own documentation. If you have not already, make sure to contact a GP for a medical assessment or diagnosis of any injuries. Keep a record of any costs you occur in relation to treatment, travel, or any other expenses relating to your injury.
Depending on which state you are claiming workers’ compensation in, there may be a time limit to lodge a workers’ compensation claim. A lawyer may be able to assist you with navigating this process, or by outlining other options including litigation.
What’s My Claim Worth can help you start the process to get the result you need in your scaffolding incident claim. Starting this legal process can result in monetary compensation for you, as well as potential new orders surrounding workplace rules within your place of work.
How much is my scaffolding accident claim worth?
What’s My Claim Worth’s claim advisors can help you to understand the value of your claim, as well as your eligibility to claim. Once confirmed, we can then put you in touch with the best legal professionals to handle your scaffolding claim. Our No Win, No Fee guarantee (excluding defendant costs if the claim is litigated) means that you are free to pursue the option that’s right for you, without worrying about whether you can afford to pursue it.