A construction work site is often a chaotic environment to work in with an incredible amount of labouring work taking place.
Workers and machines move about in a frenzy, with everyone focused on the task in hand.
In such an environment, construction accidents can and do take place.
If you work in the construction industry, your Employer has a legal responsibility to uphold and protect you from accident and injury whilst at work.
They must provide you with the correct safety wear and machinery to carry out your job and ensure the construction site is always safe to reduce the risk of their employees sustaining a personal injury.
If you have suffered a personal injury, our personal injury solicitors can help.
Here at PHC Law, we have a wealth of experience in handling construction claims and have a team of personal injury solicitors who are specialists in dealing with construction and building site accident claims.
We have help clients injured as a result of various construction site accidents including:
- Falls from height
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane accidents
- Hit by falling objects
- Faulty machinery
- Injury from hazardous material
- Accidents caused by site vehicles
- Accidents caused by demolitions
- Trench collapse
- Fires and explosions
- Welding accidents
How to make a successful construction accident claim
Making a construction accident is a relatively simple process. To ensure your claim is accepted your solicitor will first of all want to obtain the following information from you regarding the accident :
- The date and time of the accident
- The location address
- The contact details of the person the accident was reported to
- If the accident was recorded in the accident book, state who recorded it, their position and contact details
- Provide the details of any witnesses who were at the scene of the accident
- Provide the contact telephone number and address of any medical establishment you attended to receive treatment for your injuries
- Keep a copy of, and provide your solicitor with any bills, receipts or additional out of pocket expenses that you have suffered as a result of your injury to help you recover any financial losses you have also suffered.
- Provide any photographic evidence of the accident scene
- Provide any photographic evidence of the injuries you have sustained
The information that your provide your solicitor with will determine whether or not your claim can be brought and accepted on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.
The more evidence and detailed description of the accident circumstances that you provide your solicitor with, the more likely it is that your claim will be accepted.
”How much compensation will I receive?” is the most common of questions amongst people wishing to pursue a personal injury claim. At PHC Law we only accept claims that we feel we will win and with our knowledge and experience, we will ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to by law for the injury you have suffered, how this has affected your day-to-day lifestyle and for any financial losses you have suffered.
Employers Liability Insurance – Know Your Rights
Construction accidents are dangerous and your employer has a duty of care to maintain a safe working environment.
Employers Liability Insurance is a legal requirement for any employer and protects the employer in the event of an accident at work.
Very few people are aware when making a construction accident claim that it is the employers or third party’s your solicitor will bring the claim against, not your employer, manager, supervisor, or any persons who may have been involved in the accident circumstances.
By law you are legally entitled to make a claim if the accident happened within the past three years
If you would like to make a claim and have been involved in a construction accident, our team of personal injury solicitors are here to help
Call our free phone number on 0800 612 7 612 or alternatively start your claim online today and a solicitor will be in touch at a time that is convenient to you.