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Construction Site Injury Claims
Construction and building sites can be dangerous places, particularly if an employer has not taken all of the necessary steps to ensure their employees are protected from potential accidents at work. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of your employer, you are eligible to make a compensation claim. The solicitors at JMW have helped many labourers, builders and construction professionals to claim the compensation they deserve.
If you have been injured while working on a construction site, contact us 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.
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There are many ways in which you can suffer an injury while working on a building site, but the most common construction site claims usually involve:
- Trips and slips on uneven surfaces
- Poorly maintained machinery
- Falling debris, tools and equipment
- Falls from height, such as falling from scaffolding
- Inadequate training and lack of supervision
- Lifting and manual handling
Even if your accident does not fit into any of the above categories, if it occurred within the last three years and you were injured thanks to a third party’s negligence, contact JMW as soon as possible to make a claim.
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 breached their duty of care to you and this resulted in an injury, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
At JMW, we have a firm belief that cases should be approached with complete transparency to create a close, working relationship between you and your solicitor. This includes keeping you updated at every stage of the claims process, explaining legal terms in language you will understand and providing the support you need during what can be a difficult time.
As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, as well as our vast experience and expertise in this area of the law. If you have any questions about your case, at any stage during its lifetime, our personal injury team will be happy to answer them and put your mind at ease.
Mr C was driving a heavy vehicle when it went over a hole, causing him to suffer back pain.
Mr C, a salesman at a timber merchant's, suffered a slipped disc on two occasions whilst undertaking manual labour at his workplace.
Mr T was working as a lifeguard at his local leisure centre when a colleague hit him near his left eye with a rescue pole. He decided to make a claim and was put in touch with JMW Solicitors.
Mr B sustained burns to his right ankle and foot after a bottle of 70% sulphuric acid drain cleaner fell on him at his workplace.
Mr F, a yardsman, was injured when re-loading a large tree stump into a skip on the site of the recycling plant at which he worked, causing a crushing injury.
Mrs P, a support worker, was working with a service user at a facility for mentally disabled adults. She was attacked by a service user at the facility, who strangled her, causing damage to her vocal cords and exacerbated a pre-existing vocal condition.
Mr V injured his knee while working in a bar. He decided to make a claim to settle the case and was put in touch with JMW Solicitors.
Miss C made a claim against her employers after falling from an unsuitable ladder at work. She got in touch with JMW Solicitors to handle her claim.
Mr M suffered burns after cleaning out a chemical tank
Mr A a design engineer injured his back when tidying up a storeroom - he had no manual handling training and was able to claim compensation