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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

    Can I claim for an accident as a bricklayer?

    If you are looking for an answer to the question, “can I claim for an accident as a bricklayer?”, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you. Our personal injury specialists can help evaluate your claim before giving you relevant advice on how to proceed with your case.

    Bricklayers can sustain injuries as a result of various types of accidents including falling from heights, lifting heavy objects, being struck by objects, bending for a prolonged period, and slips or trips at a building site. These individuals also have to work with mortar and may inhale silica dust, which can lead to serious health complications. Examples of illnesses caused by inhalation of silica dust include lung cancer, asthma, and a deadly lung disease known as silicosis.

    Outcome of an accident as a bricklayer

    Depending on their severity, these injuries can lead to lifelong pain and mobility limitations. In some instances, the accidents can result in paralysis or death.

    If you or one of your family members has been injured or has contracted an illness from working as a bricklayer, you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim against the responsible third party.

    However, Accident Advice Helpline can only assist you in claiming compensation if you were the innocent victim of the accident. If investigations reveal that your own carelessness or negligence led to the incident, then your chances of having a valid claim are jeopardised.

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    How soon can I make a compensation claim?

    We advise all our clients to make their claims as soon as possible after their bricklayer accidents. We understand that this might be the last thing on your mind after a traumatising accident, but, there are strict time limitations when it comes to compensation claims. The law in the UK stipulates that personal injury claims have to be brought within three years of the accident’s occurrence.

    It is also crucial to gather evidence needed to support your case early enough before it is lost or tampered with. Additionally, the earlier you make your claim, the sooner you can receive compensation for your injuries and suffering.

    Getting help

    When searching for answers to the question, “Can I claim for an accident as a bricklayer?”, the best course of action is to seek legal advice. As a personal injury law firm, we at Accident Advice Helpline will be more than happy to assist you.

    We can quickly provide someone who is qualified to handle your compensation case. Your solicitor will guide you through the legalities involved in making a claim and will also represent you should your case proceed to court.

    All our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis so you will not have to worry about raising any fees to initiate your claim. Furthermore, you will only pay us if we bring your case to a successful conclusion.

    You can contact Accident Advice Helpline either by phone or online. Our free helpline – 0800 689 0500 – is open 24 hours a day so one of our advisers is always on hand to answer your call.

    Date Published: January 12, 2014

    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.