Bricklayers have an important job: building things! They can work on projects ranging from a small house extension to a huge commercial development, building or repairing walls, decorative stonework, chimney stacks and more. Qualified bricklayers need to study and pass a college course, as well as carrying a CSCS card to prove their competence, and it’s a good idea to check their qualifications and experience before hiring them. A negligent bricklayer could cause serious personal injury, not to mention damage to your home. But what types of accidents could be caused by a negligent bricklayer?
- Unsecured objects or bricks falling from height whilst working
- Leaving hazards lying around such as tools, which could cause a slip or trip
- Open holes left unguarded whilst working
- Walls or chimneys collapsing causing injury
As you can see, personal injury could occur whilst the bricklayer is working or even some time later, if their work is sub-standard and causes building collapse.
Claiming compensation for negligent construction work
We rely on professional tradesmen to carry out work to a certain standard, and the Supply of Goods and Services Act means that tradesmen such as bricklayers must provide services to the best of their ability. If they fail to do so and this causes injury, they could be deemed negligent. If you have been injured due to sub-standard work carried out by a bricklayer, either whilst they were working at your property or later (for example, due to the collapse of a wall), you could be eligible to claim compensation. There’s usually a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so it is a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Get the compensation you deserve
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we don’t believe you should suffer in silence if you have been the victim of a negligent tradesman. We’ve dealt with hundreds of similar claims and we have over 14 years’ experience in the industry. Our team of professional personal injury lawyers can offer you confidential, no-obligation advice, whether you’d like to start things moving on your claim or simply need some more information before you decide whether to make a claim. It’s free to call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500, so pick up the phone and get in touch with us today to find out more about getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries.