Building & Construction Site Accident Claims
Building sites are especially hazardous areas to work in. The physical labour required and the heavy and dangerous materials and equipment used on building sites present a lot of opportunities for workplace accidents to occur. Workers in the building and construction industry are therefore particularly vulnerable to suffering an injury in a building site accident or contracting an industrial disease. Fortunately, the law recognises the inherent risks involved in working in construction and allows people to make a building site accident claim if they suffer an injury on a site that wasn’t their fault or contracted a disease because they weren’t properly protected.
Building and Construction Site Accidents in Cardiff
If you are based in Cardiff and suffered an injury on a building site or contracted an industrial disease, our local building site accident claims solicitors** can help. To find out whether you can make a personal injury claim, please contact us for more information.
In many cases, a building site accident claim can be made if an injury and illness is suffered because the firm responsible for the site breached their duty of care, usually by failing to meet health and safety requirements. The Health & Safety Executive oversees workplaces in the UK, especially hazardous work environments such as buildings sites, and has in place measures that firms must comply with in order to mitigate injuries and accidents.
Firms responsible for building and construction sites owe a duty of care to any person on their premises, which includes their employees as well as contractors and visitors. This means they have to meet certain requirements to protect people from suffering avoidable harm when on their sites, such as:
- providing safety wear
- ensuring workers are properly trained to use equipment
- regularly and thoroughly checking equipment, including machinery, scaffolds and hoists
- ensuring the building site can be entered and exited safely
If someone suffers an accident because a firm failed to meet these requirements, or because one of their employees acted negligently while carrying out their duties, the firm responsible for the site will be liable to compensate the injured person. In most cases, compensation will be paid to the injured person by the firm’s insurer. This is because building and construction sites should have workers’ compensation insurance in place that provides cover should a building accident occur.
Building Site Accident Injuries Compensation
If you suffer an accident on a building site in Cardiff that wasn’t your fault, you are likely to be able to claim compensation. How much compensation you will be able to claim for a building site accident depends on the individual circumstances. To ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation, it’s vital to get the support of specialist building accident claim solicitors. They will be able to assess the strength of your claim, carry out a detailed investigation of the accident and inform you on how much compensation you should be claiming.
As well as claiming for the pain and suffering that your injury has caused you, you can also claim for your loss of earnings because of the time you’ve had to take off work to recuperate and any adaptations you’ve had to make to your home or lifestyle if you’re injury has had permanent consequences.
Making a Building Site Accident Claim
When making a building site accident claim, it’s important to have the support of expert solicitors** based in your area. They will be able to carry out all the necessary investigations into your accident and help you build a strong case for compensation. Local solicitors** have knowledge of the area and will have no trouble visiting the location of the accident and contacting relevant parties such as witnesses, healthcare professionals who attended to the injury and the building firm responsible for the site where the injury occurred.
Specialist building site accident solicitors** will also be able to negotiate on your behalf with liable parties and insurers to make sure you get the maximum amount of compensation possible. When a firm’s negligence has resulted in your injury, their insurers are likely to try to limit the amount of compensation they pay out. An experienced personal injury solicitor** will be able to fight your corner in negotiations and get you the compensation you’re entitled to.
It’s important to keep in mind that there are strict time limits for making a building site accident claim. In nearly all cases, a building site accident claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident and injury. If you or a family member has been injured in a building site accident in Cardiff, please contact us as soon as possible to find out whether you can make a claim.
Best Building Site Accident Claims solicitor for Cardiff
If you want to discuss making a claim for your building site injury, our expert building site accident claims solicitors** in Cardiff are ready to help you. Contact us for a no-obligation assessment of your accident claim and for more information on claiming on a no win, no fee* basis. Call our solicitors** on 02921 682 687^ today.