Accidents on construction sites can often lead to serious injuries and unfortunately sometimes even death. On most construction sites there can be a huge number of different tradesmen and women all carrying out their duties at the same time, unless all these people follow the health and safety guidelines correctly, accidents can happen.

At Cleversons we’ve a dedicated team of personal injury solicitors that deal with construction site accidents, they are experts in health and safety at work and have helped thousands of clients get the compensation they deserve. Speak to them today by calling 0800 368 5102 or complete an online enquiry form.

Common construction site accidents

According to the health and safety executive (HSE), in the construction industry alone there is on average 61,000 non-fatal work-related injuries in the UK every year. In 2020, 39 workers lost their lives in fatal accidents in their workplaces. Some of the most common causes of injuries include:

Falls from a height

Due to the nature of construction sites, workers are often required to work at heights above 5m, putting them at a much greater risk of suffering serious injuries should they fall. Heavy building materials are also often present which can also prove major hazards.

Struck by moving, or falling object

Moving heavy building materials can often require vehicles which can increase the chances of serious injury significantly. Loads can become unstable or loose while being moved and fall or you could be hit by the vehicle, both of which are likely to cause serious injury.

Slips, trips, or falls on the same level

Slips, trips, and falls can occur anywhere, however building sites often have a large number of potential hazards such as cables, spilt liquids, trip hazards and uneven surfaces. Injuries can range from minor scratches to broken bones and can result in lost working time.

Regardless of the circumstances of your accident on a construction site that wasn’t your fault, Cleversons can help you get the support and compensation you deserve.

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    What can you claim for after a construction site accident?

    After a construction site accident, you may be left struggling to make ends meet, not able to work due to your injuries. Whether you’re employed by a company or self-employed, our team will ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation and recover any costs or lost income.

    Here are some of the costs we can recover for you in addition to your compensation for pain and suffering:

    • Loss of earnings both past and future
    • Disadvantage on the labour market
    • Additional rehabilitation services
    • Post-accident retraining
    • Damaged work equipment
    • Loss of congenial employment

    Call our experts today for a free no obligation consultation regarding your construction site accident.

    Who is responsible for a construction site accident?

    Depending on the circumstances surrounding your construction site accident the responsibility could fall on several people or organisations. The client is responsible for making suitable arrangements to ensure the project is managed efficiently and safely.

    Health and Safety on the construction site is the responsibility of the site manager employed by the client or company carrying out the building work. They are responsible for carrying out vital checks and inspecting the work.

    While the designer or architect is responsible for planning the design to reduce the risks during the construction process. Should you have been injured by a malfunctioning or faulty piece of equipment or machinery, the manufacturer would be responsible.

    To get some clarity on who is likely to be responsible for your construction site accident speak to our team of personal injury solicitors by calling 0800 368 5102 or complete an online enquiry form.

    David Durkin-Finch

    Partner

    David has been part of Cleversons from the very start. He's a highly motivated personal injury solicitor who has helped hundreds of clients.

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