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Construction and Building Site Accidents

One of the most hazardous places to work is a construction and building site. Such places are not only regulated by standard workplace practices, but they have their own regulations including the Construction (Design and management) regulations 2015. The additional regulations says it all.

If you have suffered an injury at your construction and building site whilst working, then you may be able to claim for compensation and financial losses. We have a team of specialist personal injury lawyers in London offering no win no fee claim advice for construction and building site accidents. Please do get in contact with us..

What types of construction accidents can a claim  be made for?

When working at a construction and building site you may be exposed to numerous risks, which if something goes wrong could cause injury. Some of the most common accidents occur as a result of: –

  • Slip and falls
  • Machinery accidents
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals or toxins
  • Falls from height
  • Failure to provide protective wear

Such accidents can be devastating, and in the worst-case scenario – life ending.

Who is responsible for making the construction and building site safe?

Your employer and site manager have a legal duty of care to ensure the construction and building site is safe. They are responsible in ensuring that equipment is safe to use, the construction and building site is clear of any obvious hazardous issues and to adhere with the guidelines.

If your employer or site manager has failed to in their duty to ensure the construction and building site is safe, it is likely that you may be able to claim.

Construction claim process

After an accident, you certainly won’t be thinking about what evidence you need to gather and how will you go about proving your claim. It is however useful, for when you do decide to pursue a claim, to have the following information/evidence: –

  • Name and address of employer and site manager
  • Any pictures/recordings of the incident location
  • A copy of your accident record
  • Contact details of any witnesses
  • If the accident was caused by machinery, then details of that machine including its make and model

How we can help

We will review your case, request disclosure of certain documents from your employer and consider whether you claim has any prospects of success. We will advise you honestly whether you have a claim, secure the necessary expert evidence to support your claim and negotiate with your employer or their insurers until a satisfactory settlement is reached.

We understand that just as important as the compensation you receive, you will want to know what went wrong and why and we will help you to get the answers you are looking for and the apology you deserve.

We may be able to secure interim payments for you if your employer or their insurers admit responsibility early on which can prove invaluable in helping with your rehabilitation and immediate daily living expenses you may be facing, particularly if your injury has left you unable to work.

 

 

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