Injuries caused by accidents on a building or construction site are often simply put down to the hazardous nature of the work.
However, although some accidents are unavoidable, you could be entitled to compensation if your accident was caused by fault on the part of your employer.
In this article, we take a look at some of the causes of accidents on building sites that you could be entitled to make a claim for.
Falls from a height
One of the most common accidents on building or constructions sites is workers falling from ladders or scaffolding.
Your employer has a duty of care to keep all employees safe on a construction site by ensuring walkways are guarded and there is safe access to scaffolding.
This means that if you have suffered a fall accident that is not your fault, you could be entitled to receive compensation.
At Your Accident at Work Claims, we understand that your priority is getting back to full health. That is why our specialist solicitors take a care of all the legal aspects of your claim to make the process as hassle free as possible for you.
Injuries caused by falling objects
Objects falling onto workers is another common cause of accidents on building sites. This can often cause injuries varying from minor cuts and bruises to more serious crush injuries.
As your employer has a legal responsibility to keep you safe, you could be entitled to receive compensation for any injuries you have suffered.
Slips or trips on hazards at the site
Slips or trips on hazards are another common cause of injuries on building and construction sites. If your injuries were caused by the site being poorly maintained, you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation against your employer.
Defective or faulty equipment
If your employer provides any tools or equipment to allow you to do your job then they are responsible for ensuring they are in fully working order.
If you have suffered an injury caused by defective or faulty equipment, you will most likely be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Your legal rights to make a claim
If you have suffered injuries caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault on a building site whilst at work, it is important to remember that you have a legal right to make a claim.
Any claim you bring will be dealt with by your employer’s insurers and our specialist solicitors will deal with them directly on your behalf.
By making a claim with the team at Your Accident at Work Claims, you will have more than 40 years’ combined experience on your side.
Our specialist solicitors will fight for you to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your claim.
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