Building Site and Construction Accident Compensation Claims

If you have had an injury on a building or construction site that was not your fault then our accident at work solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.



If you have been injured on a building or construction site, the expert personal injury solicitors at Forbes are here to provide the very best in legal representation, advice and support.

Whilst working on a construction site, you are exposed to many dangers and hazards. Electrical faults, slippery areas, falling debris and material, faulty scaffolding, power tools, lifts, and internal construction site traffic all pose threats to workers, and can cause serious injuries if anything goes wrong.

Furthermore, injuries sustained on a construction site can have devastating consequences, leaving people unable to provide for their families due to loss of earnings and in some serious cases leave people with life changing injuries.

Employers' Duty of Care

Your employer or main contractor has a care of duty to ensure all safety standards are met, you are provided with the appropriate safety gear and all machinery is working safely. If you are injured due to any of these basic safety needs not being met, you may be entitled to compensation.

In addition, it is the responsibility of any independent contractors who are working on the same site to act responsibly and not cause injury through negligence or working practices that could be considered dangerous.

Types of Building and Construction Accident Claim

Many of the cases the expert solicitors at Forbes deal with on a daily basis involve accidents regarding:

  • Workers falling from height including scaffolding
  • Falling objects
  • Manual handling errors
  • Unsafe machinery
  • Electrocution
  • Trips
  • Collapsing trenches/foundations.

There are of course many other types of building site accidents that can happen on a building site, and if you are injured at the fault of a third party, you could be entitled to make a construction accident compensation claim.

Each of our solicitors are experts in their field and can help you claim compensation for any injuries suffered whilst you were at work. For a free consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer contact Forbes today.

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FAQs about Building Site Accident Claims

If you've had an accident on a building site that wasn't your fault and you have been injured as a result, you might be eligible for compensation. Construction accidents can sometimes have a life-changing impact on not only the person injured, but also their loved ones and dependents. If you'd like to find out more about construction site accident claims, we have answered some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you can't find the information that you're looking for, please contact the expert team at Forbes Solicitors and we'll be happy to help. Call us on 0800 689 0973.

How much is a construction compensation claim worth?

The sum of compensation that may be paid out for successful construction claims will depend on several factors and can be different in every case. These factors include:

  • The severity of your injury and your long-term prognosis;
  • The impact of the injury on your ability to work and your quality of life;
  • Any expenses that your injury has caused, such as loss of income for missed work, private treatment needed, travel to medical appointments, physiotherapy treatments etc;
  • The cost of any psychological therapy needed to help you deal with the accident and injury;
  • Whether any adaptations are needed to your home or vehicle to maintain quality of life after your injury.

For severe accident injuries that have a significant impact on your life, either for the long-term or permanently, the sum of compensation awarded for a successful claim is likely to be higher than if you are expected to make a full recovery from your injuries in time.

Once we have assessed your claim, we will be able to estimate the potential value of compensation that you might receive if your claim is successful. Get in touch today by calling 0800 689 0973.

How to make a construction injury compensation claim?

The first step in making a claim for a construction-related accident injury is to contact an experienced personal injury solicitor, like Forbes. In an initial consultation, we will find out about the circumstances of your accident to determine if you are likely to be eligible for compensation. We will discuss funding options for your claim to find the best choice for your circumstances and then we can start your claim.

We will contact the company or contractors responsible for your accident to notify them of the claim and to see if they accept liability for what happened to you. If they accept that they were to blame for the accident that caused your injury, then we can start negotiating a settlement. In some cases, when the other party accepts liability, we can secure interim payments whilst the claim is still ongoing, which can help you access ongoing care and recover expenses sooner. Any interim payments you receive will be taken out of the final compensation sum that you are awarded when the claim is finally settled.

If the employer or contractor does not accept liability for your accident at this stage, we can proceed with the claim, gathering the necessary evidence to prove that the other party was at fault for your injury and drawing on medical experts, along with health and safety specialists, to build a robust case.

Most building site accident claims are settled before they reach court. However, if your claim does require court proceedings, we will be with you at every step of the process, ensuring you have all the legal and practical assistance that you need for the best possible outcome.

Is there a time limit for construction accident claims?

As with most personal injury claims, there is generally a time limit of three years from the day that you were injured to file a building site injury claim. This type of claim can sometimes be complex, and gathering the necessary evidence can take some time, so we always recommend that you contact us as soon after the accident as possible to give your claim the best chance of success and get any compensation awarded to you as quickly as possible so that you can start moving forward with your life.

Why choose Forbes as your construction accident solicitors?

As experienced construction accident lawyers, we understand exactly what is needed for this type of claim to be successful. We want you to concentrate on your recovery whilst we handle the legal side of your claim and aim to get you the best outcome possible. Our dedicated team can help offer legal and practical advice at every stage of the claim process. Call us today to get started on your claim - 0800 689 0973.

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