Building Site Accidents

Building Sites

If you have suffered a building or construction site accident that has resulted in a serious personal injury, you may be eligible to claim financial compensation. Building and construction sites are very dangerous places, and therefore employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees. If they have failed or been negligent in this duty, compensation is your legal right.

For more information, contact the experienced team of personal injury lawyers at Express Solicitors. Call anytime, 24 hours a day,0161 904 4660 or e-mail us and we will get back to you.

Your Employer’s Responsibilities

The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 state that your employer must:

  • Ensure a safe place of work;
  • Ensure a safe means of access to and from the place of work;
  • Prevent falls with specific regulations for work over 2m. high;
  • Employ precautions or provide equipment that arrests falls;
  • Prevent falls through fragile materials;
  • Erect scaffolding under competent supervision;
  • Protect employees and others from falling objects;
  • Ensure that materials and equipment are stored safely;

If you suspect that your employer has failed in any of the above responsibilities, and that this failure directly contributed to your building site accident, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

Common Construction Site Accidents

Unfortunately, many employers fail to carry out even the most basic of preventative health and safety measures, and therefore accidents on building sites are common. The most frequent building site accident claims relate to:

  • Falls from roofs;
  • Crane accidents;
  • Scaffolding accidents;
  • Vehicle accidents;
  • Accidents involving machinery;
  • Non-roof falls;
  • Falls from ladders;
  • Lifting accidents.

Express Solicitors: Our Experience

Express Solicitors recently won substantial compensation for a Manchester City Council employee who fell from a high ladder and landed on his head, breaking his arm and shoulder in the process. We were also able to offer employment law advice to the worker, ensuring he received his sick pay entitlement and avoided any discrimination that may have resulted from his claim.

Contact Express Solicitors

To start your building site accident claim today, contact Express Solicitors. We have a great deal of experience of making successful claims for accidents at work; if you have been injured in a construction site accident that was not your fault, call 0161 904 4660  or e-mail us and we will get back to you to discuss your claim.

Scaffolding

Our lawyers recognise that the building industry can be a dangerous environment for both workers and the public. If you were the victim of a scaffolding accident and are not to blame, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

For information on how to make a scaffolding accident compensation claim, do not hesitate to contact Express Solicitors today. Call us free on 0161 904 4660 or complete our simple contact form.

Who do scaffolding accidents affect?

Scaffolding accidents have an impact on a variety of trades such as bricklayers, electricians, painters, miners and electricians. The majority of work injury compensation claims occur due to insecure bracing, poor construction materials and lack of attention to safety procedures.

Research from the HSE found that on average scaffolding accidents led to 50 deaths and over 4,500 injuries each year within the UK.

Expert Personal Injury Solicitors

The HSE found that 72% of employees who suffered from scaffolding accidents said it was due to planking giving way, slipping or being struck by a falling object.

Our team of expert personal injury solicitors have experience in accident at work and Express Solicitors operate on a ‘no win, no fee basis’.

Contact Express Solicitors

Contact Express Solicitors today on 0161 904 4660 or complete our contact form if you have suffered from a scaffolding accident. Our team of personal injury solicitors can offer legal advice, representation and connect you with relevant medical professionals.

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