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Injured on Worksite

Recently, a lot of connection between the declining economy and the increase in accidents on worksites has been seen. The association fits in well because owing to the decline in economy, the companies and the employers have lesser profits and thus they largely ignore the safety of the workers and employees. So, because of their negligence to ensure security of the employees on the worksite and to maintain the equipments in well functioning order, the accidents on these construction sites are ever on the rise. There are many incidents being reported that involve the victim being injured on worksite without any fault and incurring serious injuries.

The workers at construction sites are the ones who are subjected to bear extreme cold/ heat and hazardous working conditions all throughout the year. They work at inconvenient times and also have to handle heavy machinery and equipments. As they work in harsh environments and with electric and heavy machinery, their safety and security is the responsibility of the employer failing which he breaks the law. Most commonly, the accidents that occur on the worksites include the falls, slips and the trips, scaffolding accidents, crane and lifting equipments accidents, explosions, machinery accidents and due to faulty equipments.

If any of the workers do get injured on worksite while performing their job and they are not at any fault, then they are very much liable to claim for compensation from their employers. This is important because the compensation amount that the victim earns then will be able to recompense for the physical and monetary losses he has suffered. Like, if he is rendered jobless for some time or permanently, is handicapped by the accident, has suffered mentally and had to pay heavy medical bills for his treatments, the compensation amount will take care of all this. The victim must keep in mind that he makes the claim within a time period of three years because after his claim may not be considered as valid. More so, a timely claim will not only fetch him better compensation but it will be easier for him to look for the evidences and witnesses.

It is always better to hire a good personal injury lawyer who can effectively handle all these legal matters. These lawyers are well aware of the tricks that they should employ to the particular case of the victim and thereby help him to get the maximum compensation possible.

Trip on highway
Mrs J tripped on a pothole whilst crossing a service road running parallel to a main road, fracturing her shoulder, wrist and ankle. The Council initially denied full liability for her accident alleging Mrs J was partly to blame for not avoiding the pothole. Cooks arranged a Conference with a barrister and on his advice rejected this. After intense negotiations Mrs J was awarded £17,000.00 she said:
"I had help from the start regarding my claim and found the advice very reassuring. I have never had to make a claim before so was apprehensive but you did a lot to alleviate my worries. Thanks again for all your help and support."
Mrs J 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