If you’ve been injured on a construction or building site then you could make a claim for compensation – this will usually be slightly different to a personal injury claim. As an employee or contractor, your employer or the site manager has a duty to keep you safe whilst you are at work and they must take steps to protect anyone on site from danger. If you feel this hasn’t happened and that their negligence has led to your accident and subsequent injury, then contact Accident Advice Helpline.
How to decide who is liable
In order to make a successful claim for compensation, you’ll need to prove who was liable for your accident. Here are some examples of when your employer or site manager could be held liable:
- You’ve been injured as a result of faulty machinery that has been poorly maintained
- You were not provided with the proper training or equipment to carry out your duties and this led to an accident
- You weren’t provided with the necessary PPE to keep you safe
- No risk assessments or safe working procedures were implemented on site
If any of the above applies to you, you should contact a specialist personal injury lawyer to see if you could claim for construction and building site accident compensation.
Claiming for compensation
The aftermath of any accident can be a stressful time, particularly if you have had to take time off work and suffered a loss of earnings as a result. Contacting Accident Advice Helpline can get things started with your claim for compensation – or if you’d rather just call us for some helpful advice then that’s fine too, there is no obligation to proceed with a claim. We’re backed by our patron Esther Rantzen, UK consumer champion and TV personality, and accredited by Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard, and we provide all our customers with the very highest level of service.
What’s rightfully yours
Whether you’ve been injured by a fall from height or been involved in an accident whilst operating machinery, we can help you to claim what’s rightfully yours. Our 100% no win, no fee service ensures our claims process is accessible to everyone, and you can call us today on our freephone helpline – 0800 689 0500 – we’ll usually be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim. If you want to find out how much you might be able to claim, try the 30-second test on our website today.
Date Published: February 23, 2014
Author: David Brown