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Construction site claims for compensation

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Given the heavy objects and powerful machinery in use, construction sites can be dangerous places to work if risks are not managed effectively. For this reason, construction companies must follow strict health and safety regulations to eliminate as many dangers as possible. Where the failure to ensure site safety causes workers to be injured, the victims may be able to make construction site claims to recover compensation for their injuries.

Everyone deserves to be safe in their workplace, and working as a manual labourer does not mean you should accept risks to your physical safety. In the worst cases, construction site injuries can cause life-altering complications, so it is important to ensure that any negligence that put the injured person at risk is accounted for.

As specialist injury lawyers, we have successfully represented victims for a number of construction site cases like this, including a case we recently reported on here which we won for a victim of a defective scaffold accident. If you are concerned about the circumstances in which your construction site injury arose, you can contact us for free, no-obligation advice on your potential compensation claim.

The potential risks on a construction site

As we mentioned above, there are a number of rules and regulations that must be followed on construction sites to prevent employees from sustaining injuries. The employers or line managers are usually responsible for ensuring that everything runs smoothly, so they can be at fault when an accident occurs.

Some of the potential safety risks that could allow you to claim include:

  • heavy objects not being secured or stacked safety;
  • insecure scaffolding due to the failure to erect it and maintain it safely;
  • negligent actions of colleagues;
  • exposure to asbestos without the correct protective gear;
  • being forced to work in dangerous weather conditions.

If any of the circumstances listed above cause injuries, those affected may be able to bring construction site claims.

Making construction site claims

Claimants often think that it might be difficult to bring construction site claims against their employers, but we can take any potentially intimidating or tricky confrontations off your hands, dealing with all correspondence with the Defendant and their insurers in many cases. It is also important to remember that your employer should usually have insurance that covers them in the event that an accident does occur, which makes the claim process a lot smoother for you.

When making your claim, we can also look to recover two kinds of compensation: General Damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by your injury, and Special Damages for any losses or expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury. For example, you may be able to recover compensation for any earnings you have lost due to time spent off work. We often aim to recover private treatment costs directly from the insurers, allowing you to get this treatment prior to the completion of your claim.

Make your compensation claim today

We have the experience and expertise need to bring our clients’ construction site claims to fruition. Having succeeded with many workplace injury claims over the years, we know how these cases work, and we can use our knowledge to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

You should not suffer in silence as a result of your injury – your employer should have insurance for a reason, and you have every right to use it in your time of need. To learn more about construction site claims, contact us for free, no-obligation advice on your potential No Win, No Fee claim.

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