If you have been involved in an accident on a construction site which has led to some form of injury, then you might be entitled to make a compensation claim in Weston Turville.
Workers on building sites
You could be able to make a claim if you are:
- An employee – This means that you are directly employed by the people who own, run and/or manage the building site on which you were injured. All employers have a duty of care to ensure that their employees are kept safe at all times.
- A contractor – You might be contracted to perform certain jobs on the building site. For the purposes of insurance, contractors are treated in very much in the same way as employees. You have a right to assume that you are going to be in a safe environment.
- Self-employed – If you are self-employed, you have the same rights as employees and contractors, and if you are injured on a building site then you can make a compensation claim in Weston Turville against the people responsible for the overall site.
Others on building sites
Although it is invariably those who work on building sites who are injured and therefore make a compensation claim in Weston Turville, there are other individuals who could be injured as well. For example, visitors regularly come to construction sites. These could be investors, bank managers, project managers or any other person with an interest in the work. It could be media representatives writing a story on the construction. A visitor is technically anybody who has a right to be on the site but does not work there.
There are even cases in which certain trespassers can potentially make a compensation claim in Weston Turville if they are injured on the site. This predominantly relates to children who will by their very inquisitive nature be tempted to play on the site and may not be aware of the dangers. It is the responsibility of the manager or owner of the site to make sure that it is impossible for children to enter the site, and that it is appropriately secured against trespassers. This would make for a more complicated compensation claim in Weston Turville and you should speak to your solicitor for more advice on this.
How to make a compensation claim in Weston Turville
In the first instance, you should contact Accident Advice Helpine. As a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims, including compensation claims in Weston Turville on building sites, you can be sure that you are getting the best advice.
Dame Esther Rantzen is proud to be our patron, because she knows we will be with you every step of the way through your claim process and will provide you with the best support and legal advice possible.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) for more information.