Scissor lift accident claim lawyers in Brisbane, Gold Coast, QLD
Aerial work platforms are used frequently for construction tasks. Unfortunately, they pose serious safety hazards when they aren’t properly maintained or used without adequate training.
Have you recently been injured while using a scissor lift at work, through no fault of your own? The Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to help you develop a strong case for financial restitution.
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Frequently asked questions about scissor lift accidents
Scissor lifts are among the most common types of equipment found on construction sites and are used by workers all over the world. Unfortunately, there are some aerial lift hazards that can result in devastating injuries.
Depending on the exact nature of the incident, some of these injuries include:
Minor scrapes, cuts, lacerations, and burns
Soft tissue strains and sprains
Fractures or broken bones
Head, neck, or back injuries
As with any use of heavy equipment and machinery, fatal injuries are always a possibility.
Some of the most common accidents that result in the most deaths with scissor lifts include:
- Tip-overs due to the scissor lift not being properly secured, uneven terrain or weather.
- Electrocution due to getting too close to live power lines and other overhead hazards.
- Collapses due to overloading, weather, and not being properly maintained.
- Falls due to the worker failing to have the proper fall protection measures in place, such as a bucket cable and other safety devices.
- Falling objects and debris due to the load failing to be secured properly before being moved.
In the event that workers or other employees survive any of these scissor lift accidents, the injuries they are left with are often debilitating. However, with the help of our lawyers, it is possible to take legal action against the party responsible for what transpired.
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Some of the most common workers who are at risk of being involved in aerial lift accidents include construction labourers, warehouse workers, painters, electrical power installers, arbour workers and utility workers. Anyone on the ground and near an aerial lift is also at risk of injury due to falling debris.
These individuals can claim workers’ compensation insurance to obtain needed financial relief from medical expenses, time off work and more. If a third-party is responsible for the cause of the aerial lift injury or death, then a personal injury or wrongful death suit can usually be filed.
Due to the risks involved with using a scissor lift, you need to complete a nationally-recognised training course with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The licences and training required varies depending on the type of work. An EWP Operator Ticket (Yellow Card) will cover employees using a scissor lift. However, if you are operating on platforms higher than 11 metres, a High Risk Work Licence will be required.
As a victim, if you find out that a worker did not have the certification and was operating the aerial lift, this may be grounds to lodge a personal injury claim.
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive from your scissor lift accident claim will vary from one situation to the next. Because of this, it is imperative that you contact a lawyer at our firm to discuss the details of your individual case. We can help determine if you have a claim worth pursuing and provide an estimate of how much compensation to expect.
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