construction site accident claims

Construction site accident claims

Have you been involved in a construction site accident that wasn’t your fault?

Construction and building sites can be full of hazards, and if you work on these sites’ accidents may occur. If you have an accident on a construction site that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then contact us at DIYPI personal injury, we will get you back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

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Making a construction site accident claim

The construction industry must provide a safe environment for both workers and visitors. They have a duty of care for their employees and must adhere to strict health and safety guidelines to ensure its safe for all.

Construction site injuries may be caused by:

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If you have been injured whilst visiting or working on a construction site because not everything was done to ensure your safety, then you can make a construction site claim to gain the compensation you deserve, with the help of our personal injury solicitors.

Did you know?

According to health and safety executive  statistics 441,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury according to self reports from the labour force survey in 2020/21.

6.3 million working days lost due to non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019/20.

Physical effects of a construction site accident

Construction site accidents can cause serious injuries.

  • Fractures (not including to fingers, thumbs and toes).
  • Amputations.
  • Injury likely to lead to permanent loss of sight or reduction in sight.
  • Crush injury to the head or body causing damage to the brain or internal organs.
  • Serious burns which cover more than 10% of the body or cause significant damage to the eyes, respiratory system or other vital organs.
  • Scalping that requires hospital treatment.
  • Loss of consciousness caused by head injury or asphyxia.
  • Any other injury arising from work in an enclosed space which results in hypothermia or heat-induced illness or requires resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours.

Other type of injuries that are caused by construction accidents

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Severe cramp of the hand or forearm.
  • Occupational dermatitis.
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome.
  • Occupational asthma.
  • Tendonitis or tenosynovitis of the hand or forearm.
  • Occupational cancer.
  • Any disease attributed to an occupational exposure to a biological agent.

When these injuries occur as a result of someone else’s negligence, victims have a right to seek compensation.

 

Psychological Stress

In addition to a serious physical injury, some factory workers suffer from psychological stress too.

During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).

Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about the crash can play out.

Psychological Injury

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Frequently asked Questions

Why should I make a construction site accident claim?

If you have been injured due to another’s negligence, then it is your right to claim compensation. The compensation could help pay for any medical costs, loss of earning and any other costs caused by the accident. If your employer has failed to make the environment safe, then making a claim can lessen the chance of this happening to someone else.

Who is responsible for keeping a construction site safe?

It can be hard to find who is at fault for construction site claims as there are so many people working on one site, including the construction company, architects, and site managers. The following people could be seen as responsible for an accident: site managers, construction regulators, designers and clients. Failing to point out a breach of health and safety could mean they are liable if an accident takes place.

If I claim against my employer, will I risk losing my job?

There is a legal safeguard in place for unfair dismissal, and if you claim against your current employer, the compensation pay-out is the responsibility of said insurance policy provider, not your employer. So, if your employer does choose to dismiss you, they must be able to justify their reasons about your claim.

How DIYPI can help with a construction site accident claim.......

With access to the top personal injury lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.

*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*

A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.

*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.

If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor. 

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