Construction Accident Claims
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), around 140,000 workers in the construction industry suffer from work-related ill health or injury every year.
We understand that accidents and injuries sustained on construction sites can have serious consequences – from immediate to long-term financial losses and immediate and long-term health issues.
If you’ve suffered an injury while working on a construction site, we can help you make a claim for compensation.
We’ve been representing workers for 100 years, playing an active and influential role in the trade union movement to keep workers as safe as possible and hold negligent employers to account. We only use our extensive expertise to represent workers in accident at work claims, and never those who are responsible for causing the injuries in the first place.
While we encourage every worker to join a trade union to access bespoke legal services with no deductions from any compensation, you can still access our unrivalled experience if you are not a union member. Our specialist team of workplace accident lawyers can support you with claiming compensation on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay a fee unless your claim is successful.
You can start your claim for construction accident compensation today by completing our online claim form.
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Frequently asked questions about construction injury claims
If you are a construction worker who has been injured because your employer failed to provide a safe place of work and breached their duty of care towards you, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
For example, if you were hurt on a building site because the site manager didn’t implement sufficient health and safety measures, your employer may be liable for your injury.
If you’re unsure whether you can make a claim, get in touch to discuss your case with one of our lawyers.
You can make a construction accident claim even if you are sub-contracted. The main contractor has responsibility for all those who come on site, whether they are employed by them or not.
There is a time limit of three years for making a claim for construction injury compensation.
The three years starts from the date you sustained the injury or from the date you first became aware of the injury (this usually applies for industrial diseases where the condition develops over time, such as vibration white finger or an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma).
Everyone has a right to be safe at work – but sadly, construction site accidents are all too common.
The HSE states that, on average, 61,000 construction workers are injured at work each year in the UK.
The most common types of accidents at work in the construction industry are:
- Workplace slips, trips or falls on the same level – such as falling over equipment left in walkways.
- Manual handling injuries – for example, hurting your back at work by picking up a heavy object without proper training.
- Falls from height – such as falling from scaffolding.
- Being struck by a moving object – this could include being hit by a falling object which wasn’t properly secured or being hit by a moving construction vehicle such as a forklift truck.
Why choose Thompsons Solicitors?
We are the UK’s most experienced personal injury law firm.
Since 1921, we’ve been using the law to improve workers’ rights and workplace safety standards, winning the landmark cases which established or clarified the laws that protect workers today.
Our lawyers’ workplace accident expertise and experience is unrivalled. Over the past 100 years, among many other successes, we:
- Won the case which established the concept of employers’ liability
- Won the first industrial disease case
- Helped write the Health and Safety at Work Act
- Won the first asbestos case in the House of Lords
- Established the concept of equal pay for work of equal value.
As a matter of principle, we only represent workers and never employers or insurers. Call us for a chat on 0800 0 224 224.