Working on a basement excavation project? How much do you really know about the safety measures your employer has put in place to protect you? Ensuring that adequate support is in place for existing structures is the most important aspect of any excavation project, as carrying out work without proper support in place could lead to a collapse, which could cause fatalities or serious crush injuries.
If you have been involved in unsafe excavation work and have suffered injuries as a result, your employer could be held liable. Maybe you have fallen into a deep trench and suffered broken bones, or perhaps a collapse has left you with crush injuries. You may even have suffered serious, life-changing injuries after a fall from height, such as brain damage or a spinal fracture. In the case of such serious injuries, you’ll probably be unable to return to work and you may require ongoing care and medical treatment, which costs money. Have you thought about how you will pay for this treatment and cover your household expenses without your salary coming in?
Making a claim for compensation after an unsafe excavation work accident means you could receive a settlement which will take away those financial worries.
Will my claim be successful?
There is no way to know 100% from the outset that your claim will be successful, but because most personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, the majority will not take on your claim unless they feel you have a good chance of success. If your employer has been negligent – for example, if they failed to provide support and you were injured in an excavation collapse – and this can be proven, then they could be held liable and you will be awarded compensation.
Get the facts you need to make a decision
Deciding whether or not to make a claim can be tough, and you’ll need the facts. So call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice and we’ll talk you through the claims process. If you decide to go ahead with a claim, our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you don’t need to worry about legal fees. We are proud to have helped hundreds of customers claim compensation for workplace accidents, and you could be next. Call us today and see exactly what we can do for you.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen