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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

    Construction injury claims

    It is widely recognised that the construction industry is a particularly dangerous sector in which to work. Sadly, this is reflected in the high number of reported accidents and fatalities. The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for advising on and enforcing Health and Safety laws and regulations on building sites. They have produced detailed guidance on how to prevent injuries and ill health.

    Employers have a duty to take these laws and regulations into account when they are operating a construction site. If this does not happen, and if someone is injured as a result, they may be able to make a claim for compensation. Some common construction injury claims are listed below.

    Construction injury claims – working at a height

    Buildings are usually high! It follows, therefore, that people who work in the construction injury will have to work at heights. There are safety procedures for working on roofs, up ladders and on scaffolding. If these procedures have not been followed, workers can end up having an accident that was not their fault. They can contact a compensation provider like Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 helpline for advice about what to do. They are the company that is endorsed by the consumer affairs champion Esther Rantezn.

    Construction injury claims – Fire

    Many of the materials around building sites are flammable and naked flames, in the form of soldering and welding equipment, are also used. Electricity is another potential cause of fires. Construction workers who have been injured in a fire at work can use Accident Advice Helpline unique 30 second test to work out whether their claim for compensation is likely to be successful. If they do not want to do it themselves on-line, the highly trained, professional advisers can talk them through it.

    Construction injury claims – plant and machinery

    Many construction accidents involve people getting knocked, hit or crushed by plant and machinery or by getting a part of their body caught in a moving part of a machine. Accident Advice Helpline have a network of around 200 legal partners located throughout the UK and so they will be able to find a personal injury lawyer who has expertise in this type of accident. There are no up-front legal fees involved. The work is handled on no win no fee* terms.

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    Construction injury claims – Ground works and excavations

    The problem with working in an excavation (which is basically a big hole) is that the sides can collapse and things can fall into it. Even if this injury was suffered a while ago, a claim can still be made because the time limit for personal construction injury claims is three years. This type of claim does not normally end up in court and most of them are handled over the telephone. The construction injuries will be assessed by a local medical expert who will prepare a medical report.

    Date Published: 25th February 2013

    Author: sjones1985

    Category: Construction accident claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.