Construction Accidents

According to the Labour Force Survey in 2018 - 2019 an estimated 54,000 non-fatal injuries occured in the building sector and construction accidents account for 22% of fatal accidents  according to the HSE.

Employers, Occupiers, Principal Contractors, and other Contractors visiting the site owe a duty of care to construction workers. The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 provide additional protection to construction workers to include in requiring safe access to their work on the site, as well as ensuring good order, security and adequate welfare facilities measures to reduce the risk of a construction related accident. We are familiar with the RAMs and other useful documentation that we can  request to investigate your claim.

Carrs Solicitors have over 25 years experience in succesfully handling construction injury cases including:

  • Falls through weak roofs or floors
  • Falls from height from scaffolding, ladders and other working platforms.
  • Accidents involving plant such as cranes, lift trucks, dumpers and diggers
  • Falling objects or debris striking workers
  • Collapsing structures leading to crushing injuries

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Necessary Steps

If you have been involved in a construction accident, you should report it to your employer or if self-employed to the main contractor on site as soon as you are able. Where possible the contact details of any witnesses to the accident itself or to any conditions which may have contributed to it should be obtained.

The main contractor on site must record and investigate the incident and will be required to file a report with the HSE under RIDDOR if the incident is serious or where your injury keeps you off work for more than three days.

Carrs Solicitors have specialist experience at representing construction and maintenance workers and will be able to tell you if your claim is likely to succeed.

How Carrs Solicitors can help

We understand that you will be receiving no income if self-employed and will have concerns regarding entitlement to benefits, potential discrimination when seeking future contracts and the long-term effects of your injury on your future earning potential. We can advise you without obligation on the ways of protecting your position to include seeking interim payments and we will always strive to preserve your good working relationships with those responsible for the accident while securing the necessary evidence to protect your interests.

If you have suffered a construction injury in the last 3 years which would not have happened but for the negligence of someone else we can claim compensation for your injuries and financial loss to include private medical treatment and loss of income throuh the relevant Employer's Liability insurer or Public Liability insurer.

 

We act for clients throughout England and Walses and we will ensure that all meetings medical appointments and any court proceedings are arranged locally to you.

To speak to a solicitor with specialist experience in Construction Accidents please call today for a no - obigations talk on 01204 496898 , or e-mail us leaving your contact details and we will get back to you. We can come out to see you or advise and take instructions by phone or by letter while at all times respecting social distancing.