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Construction Industry Accident Claims

Construction industry accident claims

 

Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Construction Industry Accident Claims

 

No Win No Fee Construction Industry Accident Claims

 

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.

 

What sort of construction industry accidents can be claimed for?

 

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:

 

  • Equipment failures (safety helmets, harnesses, etc)
  • Falls from height (scaffolding, unguarded roofs, fragile skylights, etc)
  • Fork-lift accidents (unbalanced loads, poor maintenance, inadequate training)
  • Glass injuries (falling glass, falls from height through skylights)
  • Machinery accidents (cement mixers, machinery/conveyor belt jams)
  • Negligence (poor working practices, failure to assess working methods)
  • Slips and trips (untidy construction sites, spilt liquids etc)
  • Vehicle accidents (fork-lifts and crane accidents, etc)
  • Road traffic accidents (onsite and off-site accidents).

 

Fatal Construction Industry Accidents

 

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.

 

How long do I have to claim for Construction Industry Accidents?

 

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.

 

How much compensation can I claim for Construction Industry Accidents?

 

Compensation for Construction Industry Accidents includes:

 

  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.

 

Will my employer pay compensation for a Construction Industry Accident?

 

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.

 

Will I have to go to court to claim 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.

 

Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Construction Industry Accidents

 

  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic injuries from construction industry accidents can be – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a compensation claim for a construction industry accident is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts construction accident claims on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from injuries sustained in a construction industry accident – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your claim for construction accident injuries
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.

 

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.


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