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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

    How to make successful construction site claims


    Construction sites are proven to be among the workplaces most at risk of accidents at work occurring. Potential construction site accidents may involve:

    • Falling from heights
    • Moving vehicles
    • Explosions/fires
    • Falling objects
    • Exposure to harmful substances
    • Trapping by falling structures and more

    Construction site claims

    Employers are required by laws, rules and regulations to ensure workers on construction sites are kept safe. If you were injured at work because your employer failed to ensure your safety, you may be eligible to claim for industrial injury compensation.

    For construction site claims to succeed, it is vital to ensure medical assistance is sought immediately, even if injuries appear minor or superficial. This is necessary to ensure your injuries are diagnosed and treated correctly, as well as providing necessary medical records to be used as evidence in injury compensation claims. You should also make sure that:

    • The incident is recorded in the company’s accident report book
    • Eye-witness reports and contact details are recorded

    Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may not be able to do any of this yourself. In this case, you should ask someone else to do it for you.

    Additional information to support construction site claims

    Once you are able to do so, you should also note down:

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    • Your own account of the work accident and circumstances leading to it
    • Treatments, medication and procedures you received to deal with your work injury
    • Expenses you incurred as a result of your construction site injury; this may include loss of earnings; medical bills, cost involved in care you may need, home help, childcare, and so on

    Naturally, it is essential to keep invoices, receipts and other documentation of such expenses. Ideally, you should keep all of the information gathered to support your construction accident claim in a single, easy to access file.

    Construction injury solicitors

    You will also need to ensure you get legal assistance with sufficient knowledge of and experience in construction site claims. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of specialist solicitors with many years of experience of all types of personal injury claims.

    You can call the helpline 24 hours a day for free, confidential advice on whether or not you are entitled to claim. If this is the case and you decide to proceed, a legal partner with the necessary skills and experience in construction injury compensation will be assigned to deal with your case as swiftly and efficiently as possible.

    As all claims are dealt with on no win, no fee* agreements, you will not have to add to your trauma by worrying about them.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Construction accident claims

    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.