Hiring a builder usually means that you’re having work done on your house – or it may be that you’re having a new house constructed! This can be an exciting yet stressful time, and unfortunately, whilst most builders carry out work to a high standard, a negligent builder could cost you time, money and even your health. Accidents caused by negligent construction professionals are not uncommon and if you have been injured by a negligent builder, you may be wondering what you can do about it. Here are a few examples of the types of injuries which could be caused by builders’ negligence:
- Falls due to poor workmanship – for example, a poorly fitted handrail could lead to injuries, whilst an improperly fitted carpet could cause a slip or trip
- Falls from height caused by open holes which have been left unguarded
- Injured by objects falling from height
- Injuries caused by improperly secured scaffolding
If you have been injured, why not investigate whether you are eligible to claim compensation? You’ll need to prove that negligence occurred, and a personal injury lawyer can help to determine this.
Proving that negligence caused your personal injury
The Supply of Goods and Services Act covers the law relating to any services provided, such as building work. The supplier of the work must carry out their service with ‘reasonable care and skill’. If they fail to do so and you are injured as a result, you may be eligible to claim compensation. There’s no need to worry about gathering evidence to prove negligence – whilst a few photos can be helpful if the cause of your accident is obvious, such as tripping over tools left on the ground, a personal injury lawyer can gather evidence to prove whether or not negligence occurred. If it did, you should be able to claim compensation for both your injuries and the cost of repair work to fix the problem.
Contact a personal injury lawyer today
There is a three-year time limit in place to claim compensation so why not call Accident Advice Helpline today? Whether you are ready to make a claim or simply have some questions about what happens next, our team of professional personal injury lawyers can offer confidential, no-obligation advice and support. We have years of experience in the industry and we’re endorsed by our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen so you know you can expect only the very best customer service. Call us today and find out whether you have a viable claim.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown