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Construction Accident Claims

There are over 2.7 million people working in the UK construction industry. Unfortunately, it is one of the most dangerous sectors to be in with construction accidents happening each day. According to the Health and Safety Commission (HSE), over the last 25 years, 2800 people have died as a result of construction site accidents and many more are injured in construction site accidents each year.

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Employers and Construction Accidents

If you work in the building industry, your employer has a legal responsibility to protect you from accident and injury whilst at work. It is vital, therefore, that employers of construction workers take steps to prevent building site accidents. They must provide you with the necessary tools, machinery and safety gear to carry out your job and also make sure it is properly maintained. What’s more, they should ensure the construction site is always safe to reduce the risk of a work-related accident. If your employer has let you down and you’ve had an accident on-site, our construction accident lawyers can help.

Making Construction Accident Claims

Had a construction site accident? We’ll help you get back on your feet. Here at First Personal Injury, we have a wealth of knowledge in handling construction accident claims. We have a team of specialist construction accident lawyers experienced in handling claims for victims of construction injuries. We’ll pursue your building site accident claim from start to finish and make sure you win the compensation you’re entitled to. When you make a construction accident claim, your job need not be affected.

This is money that is rightfully yours. Make sure you claim it.

We have helped make successful construction accident claims for clients injured as a result of various construction accidents including accidents on site and:

  • falls from height
  • scaffolding accidents
  • those hit by falling objects
  • faulty machinery
  • electrocution
  • injury from hazardous material
  • accidents caused by site vehicles
  • accidents caused by demolitions

Amount of Compensation

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. Compensation is understood by looking at two specific factors: general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused are main factors that are used to determine how much general damage compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that highlights the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much general damage compensation you might be entitled to based upon your injuries.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

In addition to receiving compensation for your injuries, you may be able to reclaim any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries. Compensation for financial losses is known as special damages compensation. This can include losses such as loss of earnings due to not being able to return to work, the cost of treatment as well as travel to treatment. It is important that you keep any receipts or evidence of additional losses in order for these to be reclaimed.

With the exception of children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident initially occurred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.