Building and Construction Site Accident Claims

If you have sustained an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence while working on a building or construction site, JMW Solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you deserve. Our legal experts have helped many labourers, builders and construction professionals through the legal process, meaning we are well placed to assist you in making a claim and restoring your peace of mind. 

We have the knowledge and expertise required to secure the maximum possible compensation if you have been injured while working on a building site. Our solicitors will handle your claim sensitively and efficiently, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Compensation can make up for losses you've incurred while you have been unable to work, or help you to make adjustments to your lifestyle if your accident was especially severe.

If you have been injured while working on a construction site, contact our solicitors today on 0800 054 6570 to get your claim underway, or fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to get in touch with you.

How JMW Can Help

Our experienced and knowledgeable solicitors can work on cases involving any type of construction site accident. Compensation secured will help to cover medical costs, loss of earnings and any other expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury. 

We will do our utmost to secure the maximum amount of compensation for you at this stressful time of your life. 

The most common types of building site accidents that we have dealt with involve: 

  • Slips and trips on uneven surfaces 
  • Poorly maintained machinery
  • Falling debris, tools and equipment 
  • Falls from height, such as falling from scaffolding 
  • Inadequate training and a lack of supervision 
  • Lifting and manual handling 

If your accident does not fit into any of the categories above, but it occurred within the last three years and was caused due to somebody else’s negligence, contact JMW Solicitors to make a claim. 

How Much Can I Claim for a Building and Construction Site Accident?

The amount of compensation you will receive following a building site accident will depend on the type of injury you have suffered and the extent of your injuries. It will also be influenced by the impact of the incident on your life, including any financial losses you've suffered as a result.

The figures below provide a rough guide of how much you might be able to claim for an injury on a building or construction site, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculator of how much you could be able to claim, based on the specifics of your case, get in touch with the team today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.

Cuts or abrasions causing scarring£1,500 - £15,000
Breathing in harmful fumes£4,240 - £10,040
Fractures between the elbow and wrist£5,280 - £15,300
Vibration white finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome£2,390 - £30,630
Shoulder injuriesUp to £6,290 - £38,280
Knee injuries£13,000 - £76,690
Burns from hot surfaces or chemicals£1,890 - £83,550 and above
Arm injuries£15,300 - £104,370
Leg fractures that include the knee joint£41,550 - £55,590
Deafness or tinnitus£11,890 - £112,100
Damage to the eye(s) from a lack of goggles£18,880 - £214,520
Back and spinal injuries£1,950 - £322,060
Head injuries from falling objects£1,760 - £322,060

A financial reward will compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, and will also help to support you while you are recovering. Compensation can cover the cost of unexpected medical bills, rehabilitation and any required care from family and friends. In addition, compensation will cover any time you have taken off work due to your injury.

An Employer’s Responsibility

Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to avoid accidents at work. These steps include:

  • The provision of appropriate personal protective clothing
  • Ensuring all employees are properly trained and supervised
  • Placing safety barriers in appropriate areas, e.g. when working at height
  • Displaying warning signs in hazardous areas
  • Keeping the workplace clean and tidy

If your employer has breached their duty of care and this resulted in an injury on a building or construction site, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. It is important to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible after an accident to make sure your claim gets underway quickly, while you focus on your recovery.

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If you or a loved one have been injured while working on a construction site, contact JMW today to make a claim. You can get in touch with us by calling 0800 054 6570 or by filling in our online enquiry form and letting us know when it is best to call you back.

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