Construction Accident Claims
If an accident at work, either on a construction or building site, occurred and you are now suffering as a consequence of this, call our Personal Injury Solicitors in Skegness to discuss your potential claim for compensation. To book an appointment for a free case assessment call 01754 897150 or start your claim online and a member of the Team will call you.
Despite significant improvements over recent years to reduce the number and rate of injuries caused to construction workers, a vast number of serious injuries still continue to affect them. These are often devastating for individuals and their families.
In 2019 Health & Safety statistics revealed that there were 79,000 work-related cases of injury in the construction sector caused by slips, trips and falls (30%), falling from heights (32%), being struck by objects (13%) and whilst handling, lifting or carrying (7%). This was in addition to a further 58,000 cases of work-related ill health in which 42,000 were cases of musculoskeletal disorders.
Whether you are working for a national construction company or an individual builder, your employer or main contractor has a legal duty to protect your health and safety and reduce the risk of injury on site.
Frequent injuries and illnesses reported in the construction sector include:
- Physical Injuries - skilled construction workers are still at the highest risk of back injury and upper limb injuries.
- Noise induced hearing loss and vibration injuries caused by specialist power tools used on site.
- Exposure to hazardous substances including dusts, chemicals, gases and fumes which in turn can cause respiratory problems and skin disorders.
- Occupational cancer which accounts for over 40% of all cancers amongst the industrial sectors including asbestos and silica.
If you have been injured or suffered a work-related illness whilst working on a construction or building site and it was not your fault, our Lincolnshired based Accident at Work Team can help you make a claim for compensation. Through their specialist legal and medical knowledge combined with their experience of 39 years in the Personal Injury sector, our Solicitors can handle compensation claims for victims of workplace accidents irrespective of whether they occurred in Skegness or elsewhere. Their extensive knowledge also presents them with the ability to pursue Claims ranging from minor injuries, as part of the Ministry of Justice Portal Scheme to serious injuries which often include brain injuries, amputation injuries, spinal injuries, exposure to asbestos and fatal injuries.
Take the word of 98% of our Personal Injury Clients who rated our Personal Injury claims service as excellent and recommendable in our recent Client survey and let us get you the compensation you are entitled to. To start your claim today either submit your query online or call our Accident at Work Team on 01754 897150.