Construction sites can be dangerous places if they are not appropriately organised and kept safe. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can lead to accidents occurring.
Common examples of where things can go wrong includes insufficient lighting, unstable structures, tripping hazards, items falling from height, to name but a few.
In these types of claims it can be difficult to establish who is responsible for the accident, given there are usually different companies working together on site. It may not be an employer responsible for example, but the company that has overall responsibility for the site.
If you have been injured on a construction site it is important that you report your accident to your employer and to the site foreman. Seek medical attention by a First Aider and get medical advice from your GP or local hospital.
If you are considering making a claim you need to get specialist advice from experts in this field. Our specialist Personal Injury Lawyers know how to get you the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured on a construction site. We have years of experience helping clients following construction site accidents and could help you successfully make a claim.
Making a claim can be distressing time, which is why we handle construction site claims on a No win, No Fee basis. This means that if your claim is not successful, you will have nothing to pay. We want to reassure you that there are no financial risks in making your claim.
Remember, legal proceedings must be initiated within 3 years from the date of your accident. Failure to do this may result in your claim being time-barred and you may not be able to make a claim for compensation.