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Construction Accident Claims

The construction process always has a risk factor involved and people working at construction sites are more prone to accidents. If you have suffered an accident at a construction site, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. Construction accidents can happen when employers are negligent in their duty of care. 

Construction Accident Types:-

Construction accidents can be like:-

Construction injuries can cause broken bones, head injuries, internal injuries, and back injury even leading to paralysis. Some injuries may even cause death. As per records, Falls from height account for about 30% of all construction accident claims.

Injuries on construction sites

Construction site accidents can cause various injuries – starting from simple strains or sprains, to life-changing head injuries or spinal damage. You can make a compensation claim if the accident has occurred within three years and the accident was caused by a third person’s fault.

Poor health and safety on building sites also can lead to back injuries from heavy work. Using vibrating machines for a long time may cause motor function issues. Faulty machinery or minor negligence can cause fractures, strain injuries, and even amputations. Most equipment used at building sites are large, powerful, and infrequently unwieldy. Proper training and skills are crucial for anyone assigned to control these machines. Poor maintenance of the machines, inadequate training, and insufficient experience may end up in serious injuries. The scaffolding that’s old or damaged, incorrectly assembled, or carelessly inspected, are often a source of injury to one, or several people around if it breaks and falls off.  Anyone working below the scaffolding is always in danger of getting struck by the falling parts. Joints, muscles, and bones can get strained by lifting things incorrectly or without using suitable work equipment. Attempting to move only one item that might be too bulky or repeatedly lifting many items incorrectly, can both cause strains and injuries.   

Claiming Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries

If you have been injured in an accident on a construction site, you may reach to our Personal Injury experts. Our Personal Injury Partners will help you decide whether you have got grounds for a claim, as we’ll help to determine that before you attempt to anything. This is often a free, no-obligation consultation with one of all our friendly advisors.

There is a three-year limitation period for making a construction accident claims. This means that you have up to 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim. 

How Much Could Your Construction Accident Claim is Worth?

The compensation amount depends on the severity of injuries and the severity of the accident. Mild injuries lead to less compensation while Serious and longer-lasting injuries typically receive more compensation. This is because they often have more of an effect on your life. Sometimes the injury can lead to long-term medical care expenses. You can also claim compensation for out-of-pocket expenses. It’s called special damages and includes travel expenses, medical bills, lost earnings, and private care. In case of loss of earning, the compensation amount can go higher.

What to do After an Injury at a Construction Site

Your health and safety should get priority. If you have been seriously injured, getting your injuries attended to should take priority over making a compensation claim.

1). You should get an entire check-up at the hospital’s casualty department and have a detailed written report of your injuries and therefore the treatment that has been prescribed.
2). Record the main details of the incident within the accident report book. All workplaces are required to maintain an accident report book on site. These records are used as evidence to support your case.
3). Keep all the medical bills and the other incidental bills associated with your injury or subsequent treatment. If the court rules in your favor, all of those expenses will need to be covered by the employer.