Construction Accident Compensation – Key Information
Construction is statistically one of the most dangerous industries. HSE statistics reveal that in 2019, there were 54,000 non-fatal injuries to construction workers and 36 were killed in fatal construction accidents. In fact, almost half of UK workplace fatalities occur within the construction industry.
In addition to these wrongful deaths, thousands more suffer minor, moderate or life-changing industries. As you might expect, construction industry injuries are among the most common types of claims handled by our solicitiors.
If you have been affected by a construction accident within the last three years, due to poor health and safety practices, you could be eligible to make a construction claim against your employer. At Tylers Solicitors, we are committed to help those affected by construction industry injuries claim the compensation they deserve. In order to successfully make a construction injury claim, you must be able to demonstrate the following:
- That you were owed a duty of care by another person or organisation (this is usually your employer).
- That this duty of car was breached.
- This breach caused the accident and any associated injuries.
If you are able to demonstrate the above, you should be awarded compensation for the injury and distress you have experienced. You may also be compensated for any rehabilitation costs and any other financial losses you incurred as a result of your construction accident.
Have you experienced a construction accident that wasn’t your fault? Get in touch with Tylers Solicitors on 0800 699 0079. You can also reach us by completing the contact form below. Our no-win-no-fee solicitors could help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries?
Despite stringent health and safety legislation, accidents and injuries are still common on all kinds of construction sites. Even relatively minor building work is dangerous and can cause serious injuries which can leave you with life-altering conditions. In most cases, injuries on a building site are caused by a failure to adhere to the correct health and safety rulings.
Some of the most common causes of construction site injuries include a lack of health and safety equipment, improperly maintained equipment, a lack of training or workplace negligence. It is also possible for falling from ladders, heights and collapsed scaffolding to lead to serious construction injuries.
Other leading causes of construction site injuries include:
- Overwork, heatstroke and hypothermia.
- Repetitive strain injury.
- Trench collapses.
- Falling objects.
- Trapped by something that collapsed or overturned.
- Cherry picker injury.
- Crane accident.
- Digger accident.
- Contact with moving machinery.
If you have experienced any of the above injuries, get in touch with our experienced team today. You may be entitled to make a construction site accident claim.
What Are the Most Common Construction Injury Claims?
Construction site injuries are often extremely serious. In some cases, they can be as minor as a few bad bruises or minor abrasions. However, they can also involve life-altering or life-threatening injuries, including head injuries, injuries requiring amputations or even spinal injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. These common construction injuries can often cause long-term or life-altering injuries. Many injuries sustained on a building site will prevent the injured party from working as a builder or construction worker in the future, leaving them without a trade or livelihood. As such, if you (or a loved one) has suffered any kind of construction site injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim.
I’ve Been Injured on a Building Site – Am I Eligible to Claim?
If you’ve suffered an injury on a construction or building site, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. So long as the injury wasn’t caused by your own negligence, you will be able to make a claim for construction site injury compensation. For example, if you were injured by another worker’s negligence, a lack of safety equipment, defective tools or simply due to a lack of effective training on your employer’s part. If you’re looking to begin a claim for construction site compensation, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today!
What can I do to assist my construction compensation claim?
If you intend to make a construction accident claim we would strongly advise hiring a reputable solicitor to do so on your behalf. Our experienced solicitors have successfully secured compensation for many people who sustained injuries on construction sites. If there is sufficient basis for a claim, our experts have the legal knowledge and expertise to ensure you receive the compensation you are owed. With that said, in order to maximise your prospects of a successful claim, there are several things you can do to assist our solicitors. These are:
- Report the incident to your site manager or employer as soon as possible.
- Ensure that the incident is recorded in the accident book.
- Provide us with precise information regarding how the accident happened, details of injuries sustained.
- Collect names and contact details of anyone who witnesses the injury.
- Take photographs of the accident scene (providing it is safe to do so).
- Keep a record of any expenditures as a result of your injury (e.g. rehabilitation costs).
- Keep a record of any financial losses incurred as a result of your injury (i.e. loss of earnings)
The more of these criteria are satisfied, the more likely your claim will be successful. If you have any questions, please contact our team.
Construction Injury Compensation Calculator
When you’ve suffered any kind of construction site injury that wasn’t your fault, you should be entitled to claim compensation. The amount of compensation that you receive depends on a few factors, the main one being the severity of your injuries. Additionally, you may also be able to claim based on the level of negligence displayed, loss of wages and any long-term impact the event has on your life. If you’re curious about how much compensation you could be entitled to following a construction site injury, we are here for you. Simply get in touch or use our simple construction site compensation calculator below!
Head Injuries on a Construction Site Compensation Amounts
Head injuries are some of the most common, and most dangerous, injuries sustained on a building site. Even if you were wearing a hardhat, head injuries can still be dangerous and life-altering. In the worst circumstances, head injuries can also lead to serious brain damage. Whether your head injury was caused by equipment falling from height, slipping, tripping or falling, you should be entitled to claim. The amount of compensation you’re likely to receive for a construction site head injury depends on the severity of your symptoms.
Up to £307,000
Crushing Injuries on a Building Site Compensation Amounts
Building sites are dangerous environments. Heavy equipment, materials and aggregates can all lead to serious crushing injuries. In many cases, crushing injury result in broken bones, nerve damage and can even cause so much damage to limbs that amputation is required. In addition to limbs being crushed, it is also possible for crushing injury to affect your head and chest. Crushing injuries can be minor or serious, so the compensation that you’re entitled to will depend on the severity of your crushing injuries.
Up to £307,000
Hit by a Vehicle on a Construction Site Compensation Amounts
Larger construction sites often rely on heavy vehicles to transport materials, equipment and aggregates. In many cases, these vehicles have limited visibility or reduced control due to the loads they are carrying. If the operator of a vehicle isn’t fully trained, or is negligent in their operation, they can cause serious injuries to other personnel on the construction site. If you’ve been hit by a vehicle or sustained any other injury due to the vehicle’s operator, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Up to £307,000
Wrongful Death on a Building Site Compensation Amounts
Every year, dozens of people are fatally injured while working on a building or construction. These dangerous environments can lead to wrongful deaths in variety of ways. Whether the death occurs due to faulty equipment, improper use, workplace negligence or a lack of effective health and safety training, you should be able to claim for the wrongful death of a loved one. No amount of money can bring your loved one back if they were wrongfully killed at work, but the amount of compensation you will receive depends on a range of different factors. These include the deceased’s age, experience, role in your household and more.
Up to £307,000
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Solicitor for Construction Site Injury Compensation?
Yes! Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee services, you’ll be able to claim for compensation without having to spend any of your own money on the legal battle. Our experienced team can help you to get the compensation you’re entitled to, wherever you’re from and whatever your economic circumstances.
How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim for Construction Site Injury Compensation?
From the date of your incident, you have up to three years to begin your claim for compensation. Some people choose to start their claim as soon as possible to make sure they receive their compensation as quickly as possible. Other injured parties choose to wait until the full life-altering symptoms have become apparent. So long as your claim begins within the three-year period, you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Can I Claim for Long-Term Conditions Caused by Construction Accidents at Work?
If you’re left with long-term health concerns following a construction incident, you may be able to claim compensation. In many cases, these injuries can prevent you from continuing to work in the construction industry. As such, you may also be able to claim for loss of wages in addition to any chronic pain and mobility issues you are left with.
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