Although the figures are dropping year on year, there were still 39 fatal injuries reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2013. On top of that, there are a further 231,000 that are severe enough to require three days off work to recover and another 175,000 that required over seven days to recover.
If you have been injured at work, and you’d like to explore the idea of claiming compensation, contact us. It’ll only take a couple of minutes for our experienced team of solicitors to tell you how successful your case is likely to be.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521 133 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.
How Could I be Injured on a Construction Site?
Construction sites are dangerous places. An HSE report, entitled Health and Safety in construction in Great Britain, details that despite being only 5% of the working population, accidents in the construction industry account for over 27% of fatal incidents in the UK. This made construction the most dangerous occupation in 2012-13.
The most common accident at work seen is falls, with 59% of people dying in these circumstances. Next comes being hit by a moving vehicle, with 10% of people dying this way. Five per cent of people die in both electrical and overturn or collapse accidents and 3% were killed when they were struck by a moving or falling object. These account for over 56% of the recorded deaths.
If a relative of yours was killed in an accident at work, there may be a case to claim compensation. Employers are obliged to care for their workers health and safety whilst at work, so it’s always worth looking into the circumstances surrounding the death.
On top of the deaths recorded on construction sites, there are also a huge HSE report states that in 2012-13 there were 1913 major injuries. This is again on the way down, but it’s still too high!
Falls are again the most common injury. Falls from height account for 28% and Slips, trips and falls on the level account for another 28%, with being struck by moving or falling objects at 15% and lifting and handling accounting for 8%.
Of the people who were injured, there were 3133 who were injured severely enough to require over seven days off work. Most of these, 28%, were due to handling injuries, 23% were of work for over seven days because of slips and trips.
The most commonly seen claims we see are from:
However, if your accident happened in different circumstances, contact us. We have a wealth of experience in this area and we’re sure we can help, no matter what the circumstances.
Think about it! If you were to injure yourself in your workplace – through no fault of your own – and that injury resulted in you being unable to work for a number of days, weeks or even months, how would you cope financially?
Why You Should Make a Claim For Compensation
Compensation is in place for just this kind of situation. It’s designed to help you cope with life whilst you recover.
So, if you need expensive medical equipment or rehabilitation – that’s what compensation is for!
If you have no other way of paying your bills while you are off work with your injury – that’s what compensation is for!
If you think you may need to adapt your house, to get a wheelchair in for example – that’s what compensation is for!
Claiming for compensation for a construction site accident is not difficult, so why not contact us for a free informal chat today. It’ll only take a couple of minutes, but could change your life.
It’s Not Personal
It’s important to remember that claiming compensation is not personal. All employers are required to have insurance to cover them for instances like this.
We understand that some people don’t like to claim from their employer because they think it will affect their working relationship with their bosses or colleagues. They worry that they will be sacked or pushed out. But, there are laws against that kind of behaviour. So you must never feel guilty about claiming for compensation.
If your claim is successful, your compensation money comes from the insurance policy, not the personal pocket of your employer.
We’ve put together a list of the most common reasons why people don’t want to make a claim for compensation, and how we can help – Eight Reasons Why People Who Should Claim for Compensation, Don’t!
If you’re still not ready to start your claim, we are happy to offer you more advice in a quick chat. Our team of experienced solicitors will advise on your claim, quickly and in complete confidence. Call now and let us put your minds at rest.
Our Experience of Handling Claims For Accidents on Construction and Building Sites
Asons have gathered together a team of experienced compensation solicitors to help you. All the people on our construction and building site claim team are knowledgeable in the area so can deal with your claim quickly and efficiently.
If you’d like to explore the possibility of bringing a claim for compensation against your employer, let us help. We just need a few minutes of your time and, in return, we’ll be able to tell you the likelihood of you being able to bring a successful claim. It’s free and with no obligation.
Asons Keep it Simple!
At Asons, we like to keep it simple. We promise to:
- avoid the complicated legal jargon, wherever we can. We find it confuses people and makes them feel like they don’t know what‘s going on
- give you a dedicated claims handler, who will deal with your case from the beginning right through to the end. Of course, there may be times when this is not possible. When this happens, you will be kept fully informed of why and who will be taking over
- explain what’s happening with the case, as it progresses, in a clear and concise manner
- be available for you when you need us. It’s important that you feel like you can contact us, to ask questions or for clarification, whenever you need to.
In short, we’ll take all the stress for you, so you don’t have to!
In law, this is classed as a personal injury claim. There’s a very strict time limit in place for claiming compensation in these circumstances. Any claims must be made within three years of either the date you were injured, or the date you discovered that your current medical condition is due to the injury you sustained at work. This time limit is called a ‘statute of limitations’.
‘No Win, No Fee’
Asons don’t believe that those who’ve been injured at work should, through no fault of their own, should suffer financially if they want to make a claim for compensation. That’s why we use the ‘no win, no fee’ system.
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
The process is easy. All you need to do is contact one of our specialist compensation claim solicitors, for a quick, informal chat. There’s no obligation and it’s free. We’d need just a few minutes of your time to assess the chances of your case being successful. And, if you’d like to go ahead, we can start your case straight away.