According to the Labour Force Survey in 2018 - 2019 an estimated 54,000 non-fatal injuries occurred 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 20 years experience in successfully handling construction injury cases including:
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 through the relevant Employer's Liability insurer or Public Liability insurer.
We act for clients throughout England and Wales and we will ensure that all meetings medical appointments and any court proceedings are arranged locally to you.
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.
My case was a rather difficult one and I had a problem trying to find a solicitor to take it on. On meeting john Carr he said he liked a challenge and my case certainly was. John did so much work and even when we came up against almost immoveable obstacles John never gave up and eventually succeeded with my case. I'm glad I managed to find an experienced solicitor who not only believed in me but also a solicitor who never gave up and for that I would gladly recommend John Carr anytime and thank him for all his effort and determination.
At Carrs Solicitors, you will always have a senior solicitor who will personally handle every aspect of your personal injury claim and who will always be available to answer your questions. We are ready to listen and to offer free impartial advice in strict confidence.
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