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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 spinal injuries on a building site


    If you have ever walked past a building site you will know how complex the work is on the average site. On the other hand if you work as a builder or take on another role on a building site you will already know this first-hand. While this type of work can potentially be dangerous, it is rare that this would actually come to pass. Strict health and safety laws ensure people are protected from all kinds of things that might go wrong.

    With that said though, there is a chance – however slim – that some individuals might end up suffering serious injuries. These might include spinal injuries on a building site for instance. These injuries can occur in a number of ways depending on the situation the worker is in. For example a fall from height might lead to such injuries, as might an incident where a worker is hit by a piece of machinery.

    How can accidents like this happen?

    While some injuries on a building site are very minor, others are more serious, as we have seen here. Someone who suffers spinal injuries on a building site might end up with life-changing injuries that could cause them problems of some kind. In the most severe circumstances it could potentially lead to paralysis, or at least to problems getting around.

    Whatever the severity or recovery prognosis might be, an accident of this nature would normally be investigated. Sometimes it might potentially be found that the employer was negligent in their behaviour, and this negligence led to the accident occurring.

    Recovering from a life-changing experience

    In this case it would be difficult to adjust to a new way of life. Spinal injuries can be very serious and some people don’t fully recover. In this case you might be left with injuries that would change the way you live.

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    It makes sense then to get in touch with a professional injury compensation lawyer to see if you have a chance to make a no win, no fee compensation claim. The team at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to connect you with one of our lawyers as soon as possible. Why not call us on 0800 689 0500 now to see whether we could do just that? Finding out if you can get compensation could be a big step in the right direction for you.

    Date Published: July 12, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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