Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on making no win no fee claims for construction industry accidents as an employee, contractor or sub-contractor.
Construction is one of the most high-risk professions and if you were employed on a construction site and suffered injury as a result of poor practice, health and safety breaches, failures in equipment or training – or the negligence of another party – you could make a claim for construction industry accident compensation.
Construction accidents for which personal injury claims can be made include:
The dependants of a loved one who has sustained fatal injuries in a construction industry accident may be able to make a compensation claim against an employer or another party liable for the accident.
Claims for construction industry accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for construction industry accidents.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured in a construction industry accident.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured in a construction industry accident and is still recovering in hospital.
Compensation for Construction Industry Accidents includes:
Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.
Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.
However, when accidents happen in the work place, the Health and Safety Executive – and sometimes the police and Local Authority – will investigate and an employer may be prosecuted for breaching health and safety legislation if found negligent in its legal duty to employees.
However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident at work or work injury compensation.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most claims for Construction Industry Accidents are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in claims for construction industry accidents, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in construction industry accidents and injuries.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for a construction industry accident by calling 020 7923 4020.