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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

    Injury lawyer in Kendal


    Injury lawyer Kendal

    Kendal is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria. Historically part of Westmoreland, it is 50 miles south of Carlisle and has a total resident population of around 27,000.

    Construction sites in Kendal, or anywhere else in the UK, can be extremely dangerous places to work. Employers have a legal duty to protect the employee’s health and safety, but by the nature of the work, accidents happen, injuries occur and victims use an injury lawyer in Kendal. HSE information suggests that well over 2 million people work on construction sites, making it the biggest industry in the country. 2,880 workers have lost their lives on sites over the last 25 years and several thousand are injured each year.

    What are the most common accidents that might lead to me needing an injury lawyer Kendal?

    Many sorts of accidents can occur, just some of them being caused by:

    • Falling from ladders
    • Safety harness failure
    • Poor layout of the site
    • Insufficient or no safety briefings
    • Falls through weak floors and roofs
    • Falling objects and materials
    • Electrical faults
    • Collapsing trenches and foundations
    • Accidents with power tools
    • Faulty lifts and hoists
    • Scaffolding accidents
    • Movement of internal construction site traffic

    If you are injured as a result of any construction site accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to use an injury lawyer in Kendal.

    Protective clothing will help to reduce the risks of serious injury

    There is a vast array of protective clothing to choose from in the construction industry. Unfortunately there are also lots of fake products. Always buy good quality protection from a reputable company to be certain it will do the job it is supposed to. Some of the items that might help are:

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    • Dust masks
    • Safety gloves
    • Safety boots
    • High-vis jackets
    • Hard hats
    • Goggles
    • Ear guards
    • Ear protectors

    These will hopefully make any injury you may sustain a bit less severe.

    With so many people and companies, who’s to blame?

    A construction site has workers from many different companies working on it at the same time. It could well be one company for bricklaying, another for electrics, another for glazing and so on. The first thing that needs to be established is who does the guilty party work for.  It may be that they do not work for anyone, they could be self employed and just work for themselves. If that is the case, they will be insured to cover such events and most building companies will not let workers onsite until they have checked their insurance cover.

    Who you should go to for constructing your personal injury compensation claim

    You should let Accident Advice Helpline build the case for you. We are experienced in all types of claims and over the last 15 years have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved. Among them, there have been many construction site workers.

    Our in-house solicitors will find the responsible party from the minefield of workers on the site. They will process your claim quickly and efficiently ensuring that you get the maximum amount for all factors of your claim.

    Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to a friendly advisor. They are there to help and will guide you through the required processes of making your claim.

    Date Published: 6th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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