If you have paid for work to be done on your house, you will want it to be done well and finished in time, as well as be completely safe for you and your family once all of the work is completed. Sadly, there are plenty of dodgy builders and workmen out there looking to make a lot of money but unprepared to do the work the way it should be done. If you’re the victim of an accident as a result of a poor job, you may wish to make an injury legal claim in Somerset.
A legitimate builder should be happy to provide you with a quote for the completed work and then take however long it takes to get the work completed to a high standard. If the work is not done well, then it can cause damage to your home or even injure you or your family if it has been fitted dangerously.
If you are injured by work that has been done badly, you may be able to make an injury legal claim in Somerset for personal injury compensation.
Making an Injury Legal Claim in Somerset
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to our team about your injury legal claim in Somerset. You will need to provide details of the accident you have had and who you are looking to claim against, as well as provide some proof of what has happened and why. This is why it is important to take photos of any damage and the injuries you have suffered to make your injury claim in Somerset.
If you decide to proceed with your claim after your initial phone call (although you are under no obligation to), then your injury legal claim in Somerset will be passed to our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve.
How to Spot a Cowboy Builder
There are a few ways you can tell if your builder is not strictly legitimate, and these can give you pause to ask more questions or do some research to see if you can find out more about them.
- They are unwilling to put a quote in writing, or they offer a quote which is much cheaper than other builders. This may mean that they are not planning on completing the work, or will want to quibble on the price later on.
- They have no references from previous customers.
- They have no official record of their business. If you do an online search and cannot find a website or official reviews of this builder, they may be a cowboy.
- They ask for money upfront. A builder may ask for a deposit from time to time, but even this should be questioned. If you have signed a contract, then your builder should only ask for money on completion of the project.
- They only accept cash payments. Real companies should always be able to take card or other payments to their business account. If a builder is only taking cash, it means that they are probably not declaring the work at all.
Date Published: 17th September 2013
Author: David Brown