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Workplace Construction Accident Claims
Construction sites can be hazardous places for workers and visitors alike, which is why it’s essential for employers to take all necessary precautions to prevent injuries. At Primus Solicitors, we understand the complexities and challenges of construction accident claims. Our team of the best medical negligence solicitors in the UK has extensive experience in handling cases involving construction accidents.
With different types of work taking place on construction sites, including engineering, plumbing, bricklaying, and electric work, injuries can occur in various ways.
Some of the most common injuries include:
- Slips, trips, or falls from spills or uneven surfaces.
- Falls from heights.
- Electric shocks
- Accidents involving vehicles or moving objects.
Additionally, working on construction sites can lead to work-related illnesses, such as pain in limbs and joints, asthma, dermatitis, and even cancer.
As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. It means that if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
Before taking on your claim, we must establish that your employer owed you a duty of care, and due to their negligence, that duty was broken, resulting in your injuries.
Failing to carry out adequate risk assessments.
Failing to ensure correct training for all workers to prevent injury.
Failing to fix defective equipment.
Making workers perform repetitive work leads to repetitive strain injuries.
To build a strong case against your employer, we recommend gathering evidence such as CCTV footage, photographs of the accident scene and any visible injuries, witness statements from colleagues, and a report on your workplace. Employers are legally required to record and report accidents in the workplace, so providing us with a copy of the report will make it more challenging for your employer to deny the details of the accident. It’s also essential to see a medical professional for a diagnosis of your injuries, as this report will be useful in gaining compensation for your condition.
Compensation for construction accident claims is typically split into two types of damages: general damages and special damages. General damages compensate for the pain and suffering caused by the accident, as well as any loss of amenities. Special damages compensate for financial losses such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, and travel expenses.
Most people have three years to make a construction accident compensation claim, but the timeframe can vary depending on the individual circumstances of each case. If the employer responsible for the accident admits fault, the process may be quicker. However, if the employer denies responsibility, the claim may take longer due to a negotiation process that may lead to going to court for a judge to decide.
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, it’s crucial to begin the process as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact Primus Solicitors, medical negligence experts, for a free assessment to learn more about how we can help you with your construction accident claim.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your construction site accident compensation claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal Injury matter.