Construction sites are one of the most dangerous working environments accounting for 22 % of fatal accidents but only 5% of the working population according to the HSE.
If you have sustained injury either on a construction site or in the course of any renovation, redecoration, maintenance, demolition or installation in the course of your work you could be entitled to take legal action against your employer or another contractor.
Carrs Solicitors specialise in no win no fee construction accident claims and can help you receive the compensation you deserve to help get your life back in order. Our legal team have years of experience dealing with construction accident cases with previous causes of building and decorating trade accidents including:
- Falls through weak roofs or floors
- Falls from height from scaffolding, ladders and other working platforms.
- Accidents involving machinery such as cranes, lift trucks, dumpers and diggers
- Falling objects or debris striking workers
- Collapsing structures leading to crushing injuries
If you have been involved in a construction accident, you should report it to your employer immediately and give details of your accident at work to the hospital / doctor. Be sure to record the names and contact numbers of any witnesses as well as the circumstances or poor working practices that you believe may have caused or contributed to the injury.
Your employer must record the incident and will be required to file a report under RIDDOR which may help with your case if your building site 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 discuss the details of the accident with you and will be able to tell you if your claim is likely to succeed.
Employers, Occupiers, Principal Contractors, and other Contractors visiting the site owe a duty of care to you as a construction worker. The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 provide additional protection to construction workers. These regulations provide 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.
How Carrs Solicitors can help
Building site accidents can cause more than just physical pain - you may be unable to work at a later stage if your injury becomes chronic and trying to 'work through' the injury because you are self employed could lead to additional damage.
At Carrs Solicitors we understand the pressures construction workers and builders face when considering making a claim. We can advise you without obligation on the ways of protecting your position and we strive always to preserve your good working relationship with the responsible party.
If you have suffered a construction injury that was not your fault then you are entitled to compensation to help pay for medical treatment and ease the financial pressures from being unable to work. Your employer is required by law to have employer's liability insurance in place to cover even minor accidents and injuries at work.
To speak to a specialist Building Site Accident Solicitor with Senior Litigator accreditation by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Employment Lawyers Association membership, call our Bolton office today on 0800 587 0746 , or e-mail us leaving your contact details and we will get back to you.