Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on how to make a no win no fee road worker personal injury claim if an employer or other party is liable for the accident.
Road workers face a catalogue of potential dangers and injuries as part of their job. Using heavy machinery and working with HGVs – or working in all-weather conditions and the physical toll of the job are daily challenges for road workers.
Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are also a potential hazard if warnings signs are not put in place or road users like motorists are careless. Road traffic accidents are now one of the main causes for people in the UK making personal injury claims.
Road workers injured at work as a result of their employer not properly assessing risks – or because of faulty equipment or road traffic accidents caused by another road user – can claim for injuries such as:
Accidents road workers can claim for include:
Claims for 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 accident and injury at work compensation.
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 a road worker and have been injured in a work accident.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one working as a road worker has been injured and is recovering in hospital.
Compensation for Road Worker Personal Injury Claims 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, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident or injury as a road worker – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury, such as a motorist.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Road worker personal injury claims are mainly 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 personal injury cases and work injury and/or road traffic accidents, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a road worker personal injury claim by calling 020 7923 4020.