The East Dunbartonshire town of Bishopbriggs lies four miles from Glasgow city centre and is technically a suburb of the city. But it wasn’t always this way. In the mid-18th century, Bishopbriggs only had 11 residents and was a tiny, rural village. Today 23,500 people call the town home and there are lots of construction sector firms here providing employment for locals. If you’ve been injured in an accident at work in the construction sector then you may find yourself wondering if you are eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. In order to do so, you’ll need the services of a personal injury lawyer in Bishopbriggs. Accident Advice Helpline’s teams cover the whole of the UK, including Scotland, so if you have been the victim of an accident caused by somebody else, you can call us to find out if you have a viable claim.
How a personal injury lawyer in Bishopbriggs can help you claim
If you have been injured and somebody else is to blame then you can trust a personal injury lawyer in Bishopbriggs to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our team of experienced professional lawyers specialise in personal injury law and we have experts in almost every type of claim. Whilst it’s true that accidents can be slightly more common in the construction industry then in some other industries, that’s no excuse for your employer risking your health and safety at work and you have every right to expect to be safe whilst you’re on the job. There are any number of accidents and injuries that could occur whilst working in construction, depending on where you are working and what your role is, but here are some of the most common types of accidents we have handled claims for over the past 16 years:
- Slips and trips on construction sites caused by tools left lying around, uneven ground and so on
- Falls from height due to a faulty ladder or poorly erected scaffolding
- Machinery injuries from faulty or damaged machinery
- Electric shocks from faulty machinery
- Objects falling from height and hitting people below on the head or back
- Toxic chemicals causing skin conditions or dust and debris causing occupational asthma
- Asbestos exposure leading to the development of serious illness
- Welding accidents
- Vehicle accidents such as a rollover in a digger or being run over by a forklift
These are just a few examples of some of the most common accidents – so even if your accident isn’t listed here, you could still make a claim for personal injury compensation provided it happened within the last three years.
Contact us to find out more
If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bishopbriggs, remember that your employer is responsible for your health and safety at work, which means they need to ensure they meet their responsibilities or risk being held liable if you are injured. If the worst has already happened then you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you’re eligible to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim today.
Date Published: 3rd August 2017
Author: Rob Steen