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    Can I claim for an accident as an architect?


    Can I claim for an accident as an architect?

    If you have been injured working as an architect, you may be wondering, ‘can I claim for an accident as an architect?’ When you take part in this profession, you will mostly be working in a relatively safe office environment, but there will also be times when your job requires you to go onto building sites, which can expose you to a range of risks.

    If you have an accident, the criteria would be the same as for any other accident. It must be possible to prove not only that it was not your fault, but that the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party, and that they are in fact responsible.

    Accidents that you could claim for

    There are many situations in which your work as an architect could put you at risk of injury. Some might be down to pure bad luck, or your own carelessness; unfortunately these are not the kind of accidents that you would be able to claim for.

    However, if you were visiting a building site and were given incorrect or insufficient safety advice, or if you were not issued with appropriate safety equipment or clothing, such as a hard hat, then you could have grounds for claiming compensation if you were subsequently injured.

    Similarly, if you were shown to a part of the site that was known to be unsafe and you were not advised to take due precautions, then you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries you received. Other on-site accidents, if they were due to poor health and safety standards or because of the reckless actions of other workers, might also constitute grounds for a claim.

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    Why you should claim

    Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist law firm with many years of experience in successfully handling personal injury claims just like yours.

    Although you may be concerned that claiming for an accident as an architect may be damaging to the firm that you are working for or your clients, rest assured that they will likely have insurance in place to cover precisely this kind of eventuality.

    Making a compensation claim will encourage all areas of the industry to tighten up standards of health and safety and will make building sites safer places for all concerned.

    Moreover, you are legally entitled to financial compensation to help you through your recovery and to compensate for loss of earnings and other costs.

    Accident Advice Helpline will attempt to secure you the best possible compensation package so that you can concentrate on getting better without the added burden of money worries.

    What to do

    Call our free, 24-hour helpline to speak to one of our friendly trained advisors about your accident. If they think you have a valid claim, they will be able to pass you on to one of our team of expert lawyers, all of whom work on a strict no win, no fee basis.

    Alternatively, text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our trained advisers will call you back to discuss your claim.  

    Date Published: July 10, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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