According to the Health and Safety Executive, during the past few years most fatal accidents happened in the construction industry. The industry is responsible for an annual average of 38 fatal injuries.*
Our leading construction site accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence or if you want to claim on behalf of a loved one, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee construction site accident claims solicitors
Most of our construction site accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Construction site accident explained
Construction sites always bear multiple hazards: risks of falling and tripping, falling objects, lack of PPE and various machinery. Construction site accidents often happen when safety equipment is defective, when safety rules haven’t been established or when training was insufficient.
Most common causes and types of construction site accidents
All sorts of accidents can happen on a construction site, but the main causes of accidents, that we’ve dealt with, are:
- Slips, trips and falls caused by unsafe surfaces or liquid spills
- Falls from height caused by unsafe scaffolding or gantries
- Machine injuries caused by defective or missing safety guards or unsafe operation
- Lifting injuries due to lack of training or equipment
- Forklift truck injuries caused by unsafe practices
These accidents can lead to all kinds of injuries, from minor injuries like bruises, cuts or broken bones to major injuries leading to limb amputation, paralysis or death. Click here for more information on serious injury claims.
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced an accident on a construction site, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my accident?
Your employer has to follow a set of regulations called the “Six Pack” to comply with the Health and Safety Act from 1974. According to these regulations, your employer has to carry out a full health and safety assessment to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace.
If you have suffered an injury from a work accident, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.
My English is not very good. Will I be able to claim for compensation?
We have legal advisors that will be patient with you and explain your legal situation in detail and, if necessary, we will organise a translator. If possible, we will match you with a legal advisor who speaks your language. We often help people who speak one of the following languages:
How much can I claim for a construction site accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.