Construction Site Accident Claims
Have you been hurt on a building site? Construction sites are risky, and accidents happen when the risks associated with them are not correctly managed. At The Compensation Experts, we can help victims hurt due to falls from scaffolding and ladders, who have been struck by moving works vehicles and forklifts, or who have received an electric shock. Their injuries may vary in nature from mild to severe, however, what our clients have in common is that the accident could have been avoided.
Employers have a duty of care to ensure construction sites are safe places for both workers and visitors. If you have been injured, even if you are not sure whether it was a genuine accident or one due to negligence or error, advisors at The Compensation Experts are happy to assist.
What is a Construction Accident Claim?
We have already mentioned a few types of injuries which can happen on a construction site. As well as burns and fractures from falling from a height or being struck by machinery or vehicles, construction accident claims can also include skin and breathing issues caused by irritating chemicals in cement.
Construction accidents occur when employers are negligent in their duty of care. Did your employer:
- Carry out adequate risk assessments regarding access to the site, and the tools being used?
- Educate you about the dangers associated with your job, and train you on how to use tools correctly?
- Provide correct protective equipment like noise defenders and hard hats?
- Have defined procedures for clearing away spillages?
- Regularly schedule maintenance of equipment to ensure it was safe to use?
If you can answer “no” to any of these, the personal injury solicitors we work with at The Compensation Experts may be able to help you.
An example of a successful claim for compensation for a construction accident was an electrician who slipped when walking on a wet gangplank. Although his employers could not be liable for the weather, the walkway was found to be too steep with footplates too narrow to provide adequate grip. The victim injured his knee and, because he was a self-employed contractor, lost income due to being unable to work while it was healing.
Claiming Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
If you’ve been injured in an accident on a building site, contact The Compensation Experts and ask about our No Win No Fee* service. We work with experienced personal injury solicitors who will help build a successful claim to obtain the compensation you deserve. There is no need to worry if you’re unsure whether you have grounds for a claim as we will help determine that before you commit to anything in a free, no obligation consultation with one of our friendly advisors.
More than 90%of personal injury claims in the UK settle without going to court, and we will do all we can to ensure your request is processed as quickly as possible so you can get on with your life.
Call The Compensation Experts today, or fill in our online form and let us know when you would like us to call you back.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert construction site claim solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.