Accidents do happen, especially at work. If you have been involved in a construction accident and want to claim personal injury compensation, we can help.
What are construction accidents?
Construction accidents are a special type of accident at work. They occur when a worker (or visitor to a work site) is injured. It is common for there to be some failing on the part of the employer/ site owner, such as an accident occurring as a result of defective premises or equipment.
Unfortunately, because construction accidents often involve heavy or large machinery, serious injuries and fatalities can occur.
What sort of construction accidents can I claim personal injury compensation for?
Construction accidents take in many different workplaces, so they are varied in type. For example, a construction accident may occur if you fall at work (e.g. from a ladder, scaffolding or other height), due to faulty machinery or equipment, inadequate protective equipment being given to you, even a ‘road traffic accident’ involving a site vehicle would count!
Because of this, you should speak with a Donoghue Solicitors construction accident lawyer who will assess your accident circumstances for free and without obligation to see if you can make a personal injury compensation claim.
Will I lose my job if I make a construction accident claim?
Your job should be protected after an accident. Your employers are required by law not to hold the fact that you are making a construction accident claim against you. If they do, and you are unfairly treated or dismissed as a result, you may be able to claim additional compensation at an employment tribunal.
How does the law help people pursue construction accident claims?
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you will want to instruct a specialist construction accident lawyer to look after your claim. This is because there are many different laws, cases and regulations which have been introduced over the years to protect workers and visitors to construction sites.
Donoghue Solicitors’ work accident solicitors are specialists in this area of law, so know how to use these rules to your advantage. It is often the case that employers use their insurers and solicitors to hide behind complicated defences rather than admit liability for an accident. Our lawyers know how to cut through these arguments to ensure you receive the personal injury compensation you deserve.
Will you deal with my construction accident claims on a no win no fee basis?
Yes! Where appropriate, we will work this way. See our no win no fee page for more details. We believe that we offer the best deal and the best service to people making a personal injury compensation claim after their construction accidents. Contact us today to find out more.
What will my construction accident lawyer claim for me?
Your solicitor’s job is to try and put you in the same financial position as if the accident never happened. For things which can be calculated, such as lost earnings, private medical treatment, out of pocket expenses etc. this is done by working with you to obtain the necessary proof.
For things like personal injury claims, where it is impossible to put a figure on pain, suffering and inconvenience, our work accident solicitors use their experience and legal authorities to negotiate hard to get you the maximum compensation. You can get some idea of what your claim might be worth by using our free, no obligation, accident claims compensation calculator. Try it and then get in touch to discuss your claim further.
How do I start construction accident claims?
Call us on 08000 124 246 or complete the online form on this page. Our work accident solicitors are waiting to help with your construction accident claims.