Building Site Accidents
If you have been involved in an accident on a building (or construction) site then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Why not speak to our expert solicitor in High Bentham today or contact us directly via our website to take our 30 second test?
We can tell you immediately if you could be entitled to make a claim based on your specific circumstances, and we can also tell you how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Who can make a claim?
When it comes to accidents on building sites then if you have been injured pretty much anyone can make a claim.
Some people assume that only employees and contractors have the right to make a claim as they will have the most legitimate reason to be on site; however, an experienced solicitor in High Bentham will be able to help other people make a claim if they have been injured through an accident.
The simple fact of the matter is if you have been injured as a result of an accident which was not your fault then a solicitor in High Bentham will be able to help you make a claim (provided that the accident or injuries occurred within the last three years).
Our expert solicitor in High Bentham has helped visitors to construction sites after they have been injured. Visitors are individuals who, for a variety of reasons, will have legitimate reason to be on a building or construction site. Anyone who is visiting a building site will have the right to expect that those in charge have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure other people’s safety is maintained. Failure to do this will mean that a solicitor in High Bentham can make a claim for compensation against them and their insurance company may have to pay out as a result.
Equally, when it comes to construction sites it is possible for trespassers to make a claim for compensation. Building sites with their piles of bricks and exciting looking equipment can be a distinct attraction to young children. Of course, children should know better than to enter property they have no right to be in; however, we all know children are naturally curious creatures and like the proverbial cat, sometimes their curiosity gets the better of them.
Construction site owners and managers should do all they can to ensure that the site is impossible to enter for children who may find the site of this equipment and “playground” too alluring. Failure to take the necessary precautions which result in a child being injured on site could mean that you could make a claim for compensation on behalf of your child.
If you have any doubts about the best way to proceed or the validity of your claim speak to our solicitor in High Bentham today. They will be able to provide you with all the advice and guidance you need.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown