Construction Accident Compensation Claims

You may be eligible for compensation if you have been injured in an accident on a construction site caused by someone else’s negligence.

 
 
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What is a construction accident?

A construction site accident is an unplanned incident that causes injury or death to a worker or someone on the site. These can happen due to falls, falling objects, electrocution, or other hazards.

Construction accidents can often be caused by:

Am I eligible to make a claim?

You may have grounds for a claim if your accident was caused by something other than your own actions. Even if you were partly to blame, you might still be able to make a construction site accident compensation claim.

How much is my construction accident claim worth?

Every accident is unique, and the compensation depends on the specific circumstances. 

Factors considered include:

Who will pay for my construction accident compensation?

The liable party will depend upon the situation. Potential scenarios include:

  • Your Employer: If your employer failed to meet their health and safety obligations and this caused your accident, they may be held liable.
  • Manufacturer of Faulty Equipment: If your accident was caused by faulty equipment and the manufacturer is to blame, you may be able to claim against them.
  • Another Party: If a third party visitor caused the accident, they or their insurance company may be responsible for compensation.

What evidence do I need to start my claim?

Evidence that can support your claim includes:

Compensation can cover:

Frequently asked questions

Yes, self-employed workers and contractors can also claim compensation if they can prove negligence by another party Even if you’re on a zero-hours contract.

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In the UK, there is a three-year time limit for filing a construction site accident claim. This period usually starts from the date of the accident.

If you miss the deadline, you may lose the right to claim, but there are exceptions for minors and individuals lacking mental capacity.

There’s no simple answer, as construction accident compensation is calculated based on several factors:

  • Severity of injury: More serious injuries typically mean higher compensation.
  • Lost earnings: Compensation accounts for the time you were unable to work due to the injury.
  • Medical expenses: Treatment costs, both current and future, can be factored in.
  • Impact on your life: How much your life has been affected by the injury, including your ability to work and enjoy hobbies.

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  1. Report the accident: Your employer is legally obligated to keep an accident book. Ensure your incident is officially recorded with full details.
  2. Seek medical attention: Even for seemingly minor injuries, see a doctor to document any harm sustained.
  3. Gather evidence:
    1. Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries if possible.
    2. Note the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  4. Keep records: Hold on to medical reports, receipts for expenses related to the accident, and notes of missed workdays.

For a free consultation, speak to us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

Construction and building site accidents are any unintended incidents that cause injury or death on a building site. These accidents can involve workers, visitors to the site, or even passers-by on the street.

Many construction accidents are preventable. Here are some common causes:

  • Failure to provide a safe working environment: This can include inadequate safety precautions, poor housekeeping (like trip hazards from debris), or a lack of proper training for workers.
  • Defective equipment or machinery: Faulty equipment can malfunction and cause serious accidents.
  • Negligence of a co-worker or another contractor: If someone else’s carelessness causes your accident, you might have a claim against them.
  • Breach of safety regulations: Construction sites must adhere to strict safety regulations set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). If these are breached and an accident occurs, you might be able to claim compensation.

Start your claim today

Don’t hesitate to seek assistance if you’ve been injured in an accident. For a free consultation, call us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

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