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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

    Injuries you could sustain as a builder

    Building work can involve all kinds of different tasks. Most people will be trained in one specific task, such as bricklaying, for example. Yet builders can find themselves on all manner of sites and building all kinds of structures, from houses to motorway bridges. As such, it is always very important to respect the rules of the site and to remain as safe as possible at all times.

    Every employer who maintains and runs building sites must make sure all the relevant health and safety rules are followed at all times. This alone can prevent many accidents and injuries happening. Prevention is always better than cure, and in the case of working on building sites, the injuries you could sustain as a builder can be very serious indeed.

    What could go wrong?

    The injuries you could sustain as a builder may have the potential to ruin your career. In more serious cases, people have been left with injuries they have to contend with for the rest of their lives, too. Being the victim of an accident that was someone else’s fault is going to be upsetting, especially as it could change your life completely.

    Of course, most builders will be free from injury and will never experience an accident at work that was down to negligence on the part of a third party. However, if you suspect something like this has happened to you, you have a chance to make sure you are compensated.

    The next step

    You have a three-year period in which you must make any claim relating to your injuries. After this period, it is no longer possible to move ahead with a claim if you have a good chance to do so. This is why we would encourage you to make the call to our enquiry line as soon as you can. Accident Advice Helpline has already assisted other builders who have been unfortunate enough to find themselves injured through negligence, and we could assist you as well if you have a strong case.

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    Call 0800 689 0500 and take the first step today. We’ll assess your situation and find out whether there is a reasonable chance of concluding a claims process successfully. If we believe this could be true, your case could be taken by a professional lawyer who could steer you through the process every step of the way.

    Date Published: April 1, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    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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