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Construction site accidents
Construction site accident claims
Construction sites are considered one of the most dangerous environments to work in. Not only is the nature of the work often strenuous, it is an environment that requires a lot of concentration.
Being employed on a building site often involves working from a height, or working with heavy machinery and sometimes harmful materials. Engaging in such activities in the workplace can often lead to construction site accidents. The most common construction site accidents include
- lifting accidents
- falls from ladders
- safety harness failure
- contact with forklifts and other heavy machinery
- tool malfunctions
- chemical spillages
- defective scaffolding
The majority of construction site accidents are caused by negligence and human error. Your employer or the main contractor is required by law to ensure you are working in a safe environment. If your employer or main contractor breaches any statutory duties and contributes towards the accident, they or their insurer may be liable to pay compensation for your damages and injuries. The same applies if you’ve had an accident and you think you did not receive appropriate protective equipment or sufficient safety training.
Injuries sustained on a construction site can vary, from strains and sprains to serious, life-threating injuries. If you have been involved in an accident on a construction site within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact one of our skilled personal injury specialist solicitors today, who will be able to guide you through the claims process.
Making a claim
How do I make a construction site accident claim?
If you have suffered a personal injury from an accident at work within the last three years, then there are necessary steps you must take for your claim to be successful. It is important to make sure any injuries sustained from the accident receive immediate medical attention. This is not only for health reasons, but also because medical records and receipts are crucial evidence in your claim further down the line.
You should also report the accident to your employer and main contractor as soon as possible. By making a health and safety record of the event, you’re providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.
Receiving compensation for an injury sustained on a construction site is important, as it eases the financial burden you may face as a result of being unable to work. At Watermans, we take the hassle out of the legal side of things for you, so that you can concentrate on the recuperation process.
Speak to our solicitors today, who are there to offer support and clear, straightforward advice. We can act on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve from the negligent party.
Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win your case, you won’t have to pay any solicitors fees.
It should be that simple.
How much compensation?
How much compensation for a construction site accident?
As with all personal injury claims, there is no definitive answer for how much compensation you could claim for your accident. It will be dependent on the severity of your situation and injuries.
In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of things including
- medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- loss of earnings or earning capacity
- any future expenses as a result of the injury
- home modification and care expenses
- pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?
Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.
Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.
Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.
Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.
We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.
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Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055
Our personal injury claims expert
“Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”
Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury