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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

    Compensation for building demolition accidents


    Building demolitions can be dangerous if they are not carried out properly by experienced, competent contractors. Bringing down a building of multiple storeys has the potential to cause injury not only to those working on the demolition site, but to members of the public and those living or working in neighbouring buildings. In building demolition accidents in the past, neighbouring buildings have been evacuated, or explosions caused by gas pipes have levelled multiple buildings, leading to a number of fatalities and serious injuries.

    If you’re a worker or a member of the public who has been injured in a demolition accident, personal injury compensation is probably the last thing on your mind – recovering from your injuries and returning to full health is your priority. But you could make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident, so it’s worth finding out if you’re eligible. Accident Advice Helpline has been in business since 2000 and during that time we’ve successfully helped hundreds of people claim compensation for injuries sustained in building demolition accidents – we could help you too.

    What injuries have you sustained?

    Building demolition accidents can lead to serious injuries when things go wrong, and you may have suffered any of the following injuries:

    • Burns or respiratory burns (caused by inhaling hot gas or burning particles) after an explosion
    • Crush injuries
    • Head injuries
    • Loss of limb(s)
    • Broken bones
    • Lacerations and bruises

    Whether you required medical attention for your injuries or are still in hospital recovering, we can help you make a claim for personal injury compensation. Our lawyers specialise in personal injury claims and work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so even if you have suffered financially after your accident, our services are affordable.

    Should you claim?

    It’s normal to feel daunted at the idea of going to court and making a personal injury claim, whether you’re claiming against your employer or you’re a member of the public who has been injured after a building demolition has gone wrong. Remember though that the organisation you’re claiming against has liability insurance, and if their negligence has led to your injuries, you deserve to be compensated. At any rate, most personal injury claims are settled out of court, so it’s unlikely that you’ll actually need to go to court. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today to find out if you have a viable claim and get expert advice from our experienced team.

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    Date Published: July 12, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    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.