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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Building site accidents – can I get compensation?


    Building site accidents are unfortunate, but they do happen, and it is the duty of employers to make employees aware of the risks involved with such work. Health and safety is a massive issue in construction as there are so many possible accidents that can happen and those who do not have the right safety measures and training in place risk causing injury to others.

    When people are operating heavy plant and machinery, building site accidents can often mean that serious injuries occur which can be potentially be life changing. It is important not to forget that in some cases the slightest injury can change what a person is able to do, and this can affect their ability to work. There have been cases where people have been left unable to work at all as a result of negligence on a building site. If any injury occurs on a building site and it is the fault of a third party then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

    Every employer needs to have liability insurance and they are also responsible for making sure that their staff are fully trained and aware of the relevant health and safety procedures. Training will need to cover every aspect of life on the building site, from operating machinery to the procedures to be followed for each task. If such training is not given, the management is responsible for any building site accidents that happens as a result, and it does not matter how knowledgeable or experienced a member of staff is, it is the management who have the final responsibility.

    It can be a daunting prospect to make a personal injury claim against an employer, but it is important to put yourself first. Compensation can help to support you financially at a time when you may not be able to work, or if you have had to change jobs because you are simply unable to do the same one anymore. In the first instance, you need to obtain advice on your own situation. This is where Accident Advice Helpline comes in. Speaking to one of our agents means that you can describe what has happened to you and the affect it has had on your life. From there we will be able to advise you whether you have grounds to make a claim.

    The next stage is to put you in touch with one of our specialist solicitors who can explain to you about the evidence that you will need to support your claim and also explain how the claim will proceed. No claimant needs to worry about the cost of making a claim as we work on a ‘no win, no fee’* basis, so there are no big bills to worry about in the event that the claim is unsuccessful.

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    To find out more, it is simply a matter of speaking to one of our agents at Accident Advice Helpline, so there is nothing to lose when you make the call. Personal injury compensation can make a difference to your life and can help to begin to put right the damage that has been done.

    Date Published: September 25, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.