Once a town heavily dependent on its docklands and surrounding industries, the town of Bootle in Merseyside has now undergone a regeneration project with new housing and retail centres. With this regeneration comes a heavy emphasis on the construction industry, which carries its own risks of accidents. If you are a construction worker injured there, you should pursue personal injury claims in Bootle as soon as possible.
When can I make a claim?
Whilst it is best to pursue personal injury claims in Bootle as soon as possible, you can make your claim up to three years after your accident. In the case of minors, this time limit is waived – allowing you to make a claim at any point up to their eighteenth birthday, after which time they have a further three years to make a claim.
Am I eligible for personal injury claims in Bootle?
To be eligible to make a claim, your accident must have been someone else’s fault, have resulted in injuries requiring medical attention, and have happened in the past three years. For construction accidents specifically, the person to blame for any accidents will typically be your employer, who has a duty of care to you as their employee to safeguard your health and well-being.
Typical cases of negligence on the part of employers within the construction industry include:
- Disregard of health and safety measures, which can result in accidents such as a fall from height.
- Lack of sufficient training for employees to carry out their job safely. For example, if you are required to lift heavy objects as part of your job, then you should have received training to show you how to do so without damaging your back or any other area of your body.
- Use of equipment that is faulty or poorly maintained, resulting in a wide range of construction accidents.
- Little or no provision of safety equipment or clothing – such as safety gloves to help prevent vibration white finger when using power tools.
How do I make a claim?
If you suspect your employer has been negligent and this has caused you an injury, you should speak with a professional claims advisor as soon as possible. At Accident Advice Helpline, our helpline is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so you can speak with someone whenever you need to.
Once you have made contact with Accident Advice Helpline, whether via our advice line or website, our team will do our utmost to ensure you are updated and supported at every step of the way. We understand that personal injury claims in Bootle can put you in a difficult position as an employee – we will provide the advice you need to be confident in your decision to make a claim.
By making a claim for compensation, you will not only be protecting yourself from the financial burden of your injuries, but your actions may also trigger preventative measures in the form of new safety regulations.
Give Accident Advice Helpline a call now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 31st May 2017
Author: Jan Newell