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Construction Site Injury

The rates of accidents at construction sites have beyond doubt increased to a considerably large extent than the last few decades. Being the employers, it is their duty to see that each worker that works under them is provided of a secure and safe work environment. It is not only their duty but also a great responsibility to see and prevent any plausible construction site injury at the workplace. This is in fact, a mandatory regulation under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Usually, the common accidents that are most likely met with the building and construction sites include the following:

  • Machinery accidents
  • Trips, falls and slips
  • Accidents caused by the lifting equipments
  • Defective equipment handling
  • Insecure premises
  • Inadequate safety
  • Roof associated falls
  • Electric shocks
  • Trench collapses
  • Crane accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Welding accidents
  • Run- over by the functioning equipments
  • Being struck by heavy falling objects
  • accidents by compressed gases

The construction site injury is very frequent at the work places like glass factory, chemical industry and the building/ construction sites. These injuries can be really hazardous and may prove to be fatal for the victim at times. as most of the accidents at these sites occur due to the negligence of others, like that of the employer who makes use of faulty and old equipment and has kept poor security and safety conditions of the workers, then the victim is rightly entitled to claim for a compensation. This compensation is very vital to be claimed for by the victim employee as it makes up for the various financial and physical losses that he has to undergo as a result of this injury.

As the victim employee may be rendered jobless temporarily or permanently, he may become handicapped or may suffer a trauma and he has huge medical bills to pay, this construction site injury compensation becomes all the more relevant and crucial. When suffering an accident at the construction site, the claimants must always make sure that they file for a suit before the time span of 3 years else their chances of winning will be greatly reduced. Moreover, if they take a timely action, their fellow workers can readily stand up as witnesses and evidences will be easier to gather to prove the case in their stride. There are very good and experienced solicitors who can help them in this regard. More so, as this is a legal matter, the advice and guidance of the lawyers becomes very vital regarding how to proceed in the matter.

Mrs B was crossing a pedestrian crossing pushing her grandson in a baby buggy when she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by the defendant. The accident caused a complex fracture to her right foot.   Liability was denied as both parties claimed the lights were in their favour. At trial Cooks were successful in proving Mrs B’s case and she was awarded £90,000.00.
"I would like to thank you and all your staff for your courtesy and professionalism in what has been a very distressing time for us all..."
Mrs B from London

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case