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Construction Accidents

The fact is that even with the appropriate safety procedures in place, construction sites can be dangerous. Heavy machinery, complicated tools, ladders and other industrial equipment can pose risks to not only the builders, site managers and property developers but also to visitors and passers-by. Therefore, the people running the site are responsible for preventing accidents where possible.

In most cases, construction companies prioritise health and safety regulations by enforcing regulations including mandatory hard hats and adequate training for their employees. Unfortunately, even comprehensive training and safety equipment does not guarantee immunity from construction accidents. If an accident you sustained at work wasn’t your fault, you might be entitled to compensation.

If you want to find out if you can make a compensation claim, contact our team for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Call 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Areas we cover

Falls From a Height

Fault Protection

Military Accidents

Industrial Illness

Farm Accident

Factory Accident

Workplace Assault

Asbestos

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Lawyers for Construction Accidents

Depending on the nature and severity of the injuries sustained, a person may be forced to take time off work or be left unable to perform their job role. The entire ordeal can be highly stressful, particularly if there are short or long-term health issues to be considered. Although compensation will not remove the trauma, it may assist with the financial side, such as medical bills or long-term care.

In more extreme cases, where the construction accident you were involved in left you unable to work, your compensation may assist with your rehabilitation.

Your Employers Obligations

Your employer is legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for you so that the possibility of an accident at work or exposure to dangerous materials is minimal. They are also responsible for providing appropriate training for handling goods and machinery and supplying suitable safety equipment. If these rules are not followed, they could be liable for negligence.

Personal Injury Solicitors

It can be overwhelming to take the decision to pursue a personal injury claim, particularly against a larger company or where you are not certain of how successful you might be. In these cases, it is essential to seek the advice of a trusted, experienced and professional solicitor who can support you through your matter.

Our work is carried out on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis and we operate nationally, helping clients across England and Wales with personal injury cases and accidents resulting from Construction Site accidents. If you have been involved in an accident of this matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome.

Call our specialist personal injury team today 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my employer’s obligations?

Your employer is legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for you so that the possibility of an accident at work is kept to a minimum. They’re also responsible for providing appropriate training for handling goods and machinery, as well as supplying suitable safety equipment. If these rules aren’t followed they could be liable for negligence.

What types of injuries could I make a claim for?

Although not exhaustive, these are the type of claims we regularly deal with: 

  • Falls and trips 
  • Back injury
  • Neck injuries 
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Falls from height 
  • Falling objects 
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Tendon Injuries 
  • Burns and scars 
  • Inadequate protective equipment 
  • Inadequate training 
  • Noise induced hearing loss 
  • Illness and disease 
  • Dermatitis
What's a risk assessment?

Upon receipt of your instructions, in relation to your accident claim, we’ll advise what, if any, documentation/information is required from you to enable us to complete the risk assessment.

Assessing the risks involved in litigation is a key element of a Conditional Fee Agreement. It’s a crucial step when trying to determine the likelihood of success in any particular case and will involve consideration of all the available evidence. We’ll complete a risk assessment within two working days of receiving the required documentation/information and advise you of the outcome.

You won’t be charged for us to carry out a risk assessment, but if your claim is successful, we’ll look to recover the costs incurred on your behalf from the negligent third party.

How long will it take?

Every case is unique so it’s difficult to give a precise time frame as it depends on a number of factors. If liability is admitted during our investigation into the cause of your injury, the case will be settled significantly quicker than if it’s disputed. Another factor that can speed up a claim is if you return any documentation we send you as soon as possible and respond quickly to any questions we may have.

The extent of your injury also has a huge bearing on your case. Generally, the more serious the injury and the long-term implications of it, the longer it may take to fully calculate your claim’s value. We’re also bound by Civil Procedure rules, which allow the defendant’s solicitors time to investigate the circumstances around your injury before they have to respond to us.

Will I have to go to court?

We can never say a case won’t go to trial or final hearing, but it’s unlikely. It’s often better if your case doesn’t go to trial as the issue of court proceedings, and the amount of work that goes into preparing and arguing your case, can considerably extend the time it takes to settle your claim. Whether it goes to trial or final hearing depends on your case’s prospects and the stance that the defendant takes.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Generally, you can make a claim for compensation up to three years from the date of your injury. This is what we call the limitation period. There are, however, some circumstances where the limitation period is two years. To find out more, call us.

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