Being involved in an accident at work on a construction site can be a distressing and traumatic experience. This can be especially distressing if you are suffering from self-employed labourer injuries, as you are likely to suffer a severe financial loss if you are involved in an accident on a construction site. But you needn’t fear not being covered; we explain why.
Self-employed labourer injuries
Many of those who work on construction sites are in fact self-employed. However, just because a worker is self-employed does not automatically disqualify them from pursuing a claim for compensation. The courts have in the past recognised this potential legal quagmire and compensation has been awarded against sub-contractors where they have been found to be in breach of a duty to ensure a reasonably safe working environment for the workers on site. There are a number of factors to identify who is at fault in the wake of a self-employed accident. These include determining the party who was in control of the work at the time and whether or not they contributed negligently towards the accident.
Reducing instances of self-employed accidents
It is almost impossible to completely eliminate all forms of injuries and accidents on construction sites but always ensure that you wear a hard hat and a high-visibility jacket or vest on site in order to prevent injury. If you work with power tools, remember to take regular breaks to prevent injuries such as vibration white finger or a repetitive strain injury.
Construction site accident
If you’ve suffered a work-related injury on a construction site within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, did you know that you could be entitled to make a claim for work accident compensation?
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping clients get the amount of compensation they deserve for many years now and we could help you as well. Contact one of our highly trained, professional and friendly advisors for more information. You won’t be under any obligation to proceed with any claim for compensation.
Alternatively, you can find out how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test. You can take the test online on our website but please note that any amounts quoted are intended only as guideline amounts; they may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500, for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice