Claim settled for injured scaffolder

27th June 2024

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by Neil John, Partner, Solicitor

Neil John, who specialises in personal injury claims at Fraser Dawbarns, has obtained over £20,000 for a Norfolk man who was electrocuted and suffered injuries to his hands while working on a construction site.  The scaffolder picked up a pole without realising that it was leaning against an electric source.

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Neil comments: “The construction industry continues to suffer from more non-fatal workplace accidents than most sectors.  Recent statistics published by the Health & Safety Executive indicate that approximately 53,000 people annually report non-fatal injuries that have been incurred in the construction industry each year.  In this case, we were able to bring a claim against the scaffolder’s employer.  Not all construction industry injuries are so straightforward, with much depending on the nature of the site, whether the injured party is an employee or a sub-contractor, and who is responsible for the safety of the site. In some instances the construction worker is also found to be partially at fault if they have failed to follow the health and safety guidelines that were in place. We are always happy to talk to people who think they may have a potential claim.”

 

This article aims to supply general information, but it is not intended to constitute advice. Every effort is made to ensure that the law referred to is correct at the date of publication and to avoid any statement which may mislead. However, no duty of care is assumed to any person and no liability is accepted for any omission or inaccuracy. Always seek advice specific to your own circumstances.  Fraser Dawbarns LLP are always happy to provide such advice.

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