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Construction Site and Building Site Accident Compensation Claims

About Accidents at Work on a Construction Site
  Injuries which can occur on a Building Site
Your employer has a duty to protect you while you are at work
  Rights of Building Site and Construction Site Workers
Building Site Accident Claims we have dealt with
  Construction Site Workers we have helped with their injury claims
News Stories we have published about Building Site Accidents
  Clients we have helped with their Construction Site Accident Claims
Building Site Accident Compensation Claim Advice
  How to start a claim if you have been involved in a Construction Site Accident

About Accidents at Work on a Construction Site

Injuries which can occur on a Building Site

Construction sites or building sites can be very dangerous places with hazards from falling material and electrical faults as well as the dangers from power tools and working on scaffolding, faulty lifts and hoists, collapsing trenches and foundations, people working in close proximity to each other and the movement of internal construction site traffic.  Some of the most common building site accident compensation claims we deal with involve people falling from heights, slipping or tripping on something or being injured by dangerous machinery.

We have also dealt with numerous claims from people who have developed asbestos related illnesses after being exposed to asbestos whilst working at a construction site or building site.  Cement containing chromium can cause breathing and skin problems.

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an accident and injury at work on a construction site or building site, which was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.  There are stringent regulations covering construction sites and imposing safety standards that must be adhered to by the main contractor on site and all subcontractors.

As with all personal injury compensation claims, you would need to prove that your injury, illness or disease was caused as a result of the negligence of another party (in this case your employer) and once you appoint a personal injury compensation solicitor, they will assist you in compiling your evidence and presenting it to the third party insurers.

Every personal injury compensation claim is very different and while some are settled within a matter of months, others can take years. Most cases are settled out of Court; however, some will need to progress this far.

If you have been injured on a building site or construction site you may be able to make a building site accident compensation claim.  Contact us on 08000 224 224.

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Your employer has a duty to protect you while you are at work

Rights of Building Site and Construction Site Workers

All employers now have a responsibility to protect their employees, contractors and visitors. This includes ensuring: -

They carry out risk assessments and devise safe working methods and processes often in writing and communicated to all of the necessary persons or bodies on site. These have to be updated as work progresses.

Scaffolding and hoists are checked thoroughly and systematically and must be maintained in a safe state.

They provide their employees with the necessary machinery and tools to complete their jobs. They also need to ensure the machines and tools are maintained to a safe condition.

The workplace is kept in a safe and tidy condition. Employees should be provided with suitable workstations and chairs and the floor and corridors should be clean and free from hazards. Doors and gates should not be obstructed.

All employees required to lift heavy objects should receive training to show them how to do this safely.  Again risk assessments are required before work commences.

All employers are provided with any safety wear they require to complete their jobs, such as goggles, hard hats, ear guards, dust masks, safety gloves, safety boots or high-visibility jackets.

If your employer has failed to comply with the above and you are injured at work then you may be able to make a construction site or building site accident compensation claim.  You can even make a personal injury compensation claim if your personal injury was caused by the negligence of another member of staff.

If you have been injured on a building site or construction site you may be able to make a construction site accident compensation claim.  Contact us on 08000 224 224.

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Building Site Accident Claims we have dealt with

Construction Site Workers we have helped with their injury claims

  • Mr Astbury was employed to work on a construction site as a trainee electrician when his accident happened. He was walking down the steps of a bridge set up by contractors when he lost his footing and injured his knee.  Complaints had been made about the bridge prior to the client's accident as the steps leading up to and down from the bridge were extremely steep with narrow footplates.  No action had been taken to rectify the condition of the bridge which provided access to the building site, therefore the client held his employers responsible for his accident.  With help from Thompsons' specialist personal injury solicitors Mr Astbury received £12,500 compensation. A thank you letter written on behalf of our client read "Just a short note on behalf of Mr. Astbury. He has asked me to email you to say thank you for all your help and hard work on his behalf. He was really pleased with how you represented him and is really pleased with the outcome. It is really appreciated thanks very much".
  • Mr Edmonson was working as an Industrial Bricklayer on a building site at the time of his accident. He was asked to stand at the bottom of a ladder and support it whilst two of his colleagues climbed the ladder to fix some tarpaulin which had came loose from a roof and was flapping in the wind.  As Mr Edmonson was doing this, a concrete block which was holding the tarpaulin in place became loose and fell onto Mr Edmonson's head.  He suffered from a fractured skull and loss of memory as well as headaches and dizziness. Thompsons' specialist personal injury solicitors recovered £12,000 compensation for him (the figure was less than would be normally expected as Mr Edmonson had chosen not to wear a hard hat at the time of his accident).  His thank you letter read "I would like to thank you for all the hard work you have done, also help and advice that you and your company has given me, in making a successful settlement for me in my claim for compensation. I am very pleased with the service I have received. Thank you once again.

If you have been injured as a result of an accident on a building site or construction site, we may be able to help you make a personal injury claim for compensation.  Contact us on 08000 224 224.

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News Stories we have published about Building Site Accidents

Clients we have helped with their Construction Site Accident Claims

In the past we have published news stories on our website about clients we have helped to make construction site accident compensation claims.  To read a selection of these stories, follow the links below or to read all of our news stories, visit our News Desk.

If you have suffered an injury due to a building site accident or construction site accident you may be able to make a building site accident compensation claim.  Contact us on 08000 224 224.

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Building Site Accident Compensation Claim Advice

How to start a claim if you have been involved in a Construction Site Accident

If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury, illness or disease at work on a construction site or building site, telephone us now for accurate claim advice.

There are strict time limits in place to make any injury claim including claims for building site accidents and construction site accidents.  For further information, contact us or visit our Questions Answered page.

Thompsons Solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Telephone us now on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

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