Construction site claims
Construction 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.
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:
No matter the injury, if you have been injured while working or visiting a construction site because not everything was done to ensure your safety then you can claim compensation.
Why should I make a 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.