You’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re most likely to suffer an accident on a building site whilst working at height or otherwise involved in construction of some kind. But did you know that many building site accidents are caused by traffic? You could be struck by an HGV or other commercial vehicle whilst crossing a building site as a pedestrian or worker, or you could be involved in a collision with another vehicle as a driver.
Building site traffic accidents often result in serious injury due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved. With HGVs weighing many tonnes, being crushed underneath a vehicle is a real risk and could lead to life-changing or life-threatening injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Facial injuries
- Broken ribs
- Punctured lung
- Spinal injuries
- Loss of limb(s)
If you’ve suffered crush injuries, contact our personal injury advisors, who are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice and answer any questions you have about the claims process.
Who is to blame?
Building site traffic accidents are not uncommon, and if you’re a pedestrian who has been struck by an HGV, it may be that the driver was negligent. For example, were they distracted by talking to other workers and reversed into you? Perhaps they struck you whilst they were on their mobile phone and not paying attention to their surroundings? You shouldn’t have to suffer if you’ve been injured in an accident that somebody else is to blame for, and we’re here to help you get the personal injury compensation you deserve. Accident Advice Helpline has been endorsed by our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, and we’re proud of the high standards of customer service we offer to all our customers.
Compensation for your injuries
Life-changing crush injuries sustained in a building site traffic accident could impact not only you but your family in future. So if you’ve been injured, claiming personal injury compensation could make sense – and it could help you to pay those household bills whilst you’re off work recovering from your injuries. We offer a 100% no win, no fee** service, as we know the last thing you need after your accident is more financial stress. To find out how much you could claim, take the 30-second test on our website, or call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today – we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Building site accident claims