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Construction & Building Site Claims

Construction and building sites can be very dangerous places to work. There may be large numbers of people working in small areas, increasing the risk of accidents such as being struck by falling building materials, slipping or tripping due to an obstruction, or falling from a height.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on a site in the last three years, and this was caused by somebody else’s negligence, contact Aequitas Legal today. We will help you make a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering caused, as well as help you recover any costs that have incurred as a result of your injury.

To speak to a solicitor, get in touch with us either by calling 0333 251 8988 or by filling in the enquiry form located on this page and letting us know a suitable time to call you back.

About construction and building site accidents

There are many hazards that can cause an accident on a construction or building site, including faulty equipment and machinery, working at height, unsuitable work practices and various on-site vehicles.
Construction workers are also at risk of illnesses contracted through work, such as asbestos-related diseases, vibration white finger and hearing loss, which can occur as a result of exposure to harmful substances or conditions.

Due to the high number of people working in close proximity on building sites, many workers can be placed at risk of injury. At Aequitas Legal, we have helped many different types of workers make claims for compensation, including:

  • Builders
  • Scaffolders
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Surveyors

Various injuries and illnesses can result from working on a construction site, each with differing levels of severity, but each potentially causing disruption to your life. No matter how you have been injured or become ill on a construction site, if it was a result of somebody else’s negligence then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Who is responsible?

Site contractors and subcontractors have a legal obligation to ensure you remain safe at work. The Health and Safety Executive imposes strict rules and regulations on those in charge of building sites to ensure safe working practices are in place. This includes undertaking risk assessments, creating and providing policies and providing suitable personal protective equipment to all employees.

We understand it can be a difficult decision to claim against your current or former employer. However, all employers are legally obligated to have an insurance policy in place that covers any injury or illness on a construction or building site, so you should not fear making a claim. In fact, in most instances your employer will urge you to pursue compensation.

What to do if you’ve been injured

When you have been involved in an accident on a construction site that was not your fault, there are steps you should to take to protect yourself. These include:

  • Not admitting liability until you have spoken to a solicitor
  • Collecting the contact details of any witnesses to the incident
  • Ensuring the accident is accurately reported in the Accident Report Book
  • Seeking medical attention if you’ve suffered an injury

These steps are provided as guidance only and should not be considered comprehensive legal advice. Should you wish to speak about an accident to a solicitor, please contact Aequitas Legal today.

Making a claim for compensation

If you have been injured as a result of an accident on a construction site, you should think about making a claim as soon as possible. This is because you have three years from the date of an incident to pursue compensation. In some cases, mainly those involving an injury or illness that was not apparent immediately, it is possible for the time limit to be extended.

In such cases, the three-year period for making a claim begins from the point you are aware that your injury or illness was caused by an accident on a construction or building site.

Like all personal injury claims, it must be proven that your injury was caused by somebody else’s negligence. The personal injury team at Aequitas Legal will help you do this by collecting and analysing evidence, speaking to witnesses and approaching medical professionals for expertise on your behalf.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

An injury may force you to take time off work, putting you at a financial loss and preventing you from paying for suitable treatment, adapting your home or transportation or, most importantly, from making a full recovery. Our solicitors will help you get the compensation you deserve and we have decades of experience in handling claims of this nature.

We pride ourselves on providing clients with a tailored service because we believe a personal approach allows us to better cater to your needs. You will be assigned your own solicitor, who will stay with you throughout the claims process and provide updates on your claim, as and when you require them.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped others in a similar situation, please take a look at our case studies.

Start your claim today

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident on a construction site that was someone else’s fault, get in touch with us today. Simply call Aequitas Legal or let us know you’d like to hear from us by filling in the contact form located on this page.

Call us for reliable, accessible and friendly advice:

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Reviews

5 months ago

"Excellent company"

What an excellent company. Always answered the phone quickly. Explained everything in simple terms no legal jargon. Highly recommend this company. Got me the amount that we discussed. Every member who I spoke to was polite and very helpful. Overall an excellent experience. 5/5

Andy Turner

6 months ago

"Always professional"

Excellent team, always professional and guided me through my claim every step of the way.

Rakesh Mehta

4 months ago

"Settled for more than what I expected"

Many thanks to the team at Aequitas Legal. My claim was settled for more than what I expected. Kudos to them!

1 year ago

"No regrets "

Really friendly. Kept me up to date so far in my case and always receive regular updates. No regrets picking Aequitas Legal.

Daniel Royle

11 months ago

"No hesitation recommending Aequitas Legal"

Aequitas Legal were the solicitors responsible and Matthew Trusch handled my case, very professionally, but able to communicate with me in layman's terms over any worries I had. Everything was handled with empathy and friendliness, I can only thank him and his team for fetching everything to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aequitas Legal to anyone who needed a professional service. Thank you again.

1 year ago

"Go above and beyond"

As a business we have an excellent working partnership with Aequitas. They are a proactive, genuine, responsible company who always go above and beyond for their clients and suppliers alike. Leemic are always willing to offer support to Aequitas because, fundamentally, they are a lovely and hardworking team who are always on the end of the phone should we require impartial advice! We wish them every success in the future because they deserve to do well!

Lizzy McDowell

8 months ago

"Very professional"

I received excellent from service and support from my solicitor Carl Jones and the other members of staff I spoke to Aequitas Legal. They are all very professional but also friendly and happy to help. I was always able to get in touch and any queries dealt with quickly. I would recommend Aequitas Legal to my friends and family.

5 months ago

"Highly recommend"

My experience with Aquitas Legal has been great. I was given no nonsense, realistic expectations and I am very happy with the outcome. Using their app made the experience even easier, however I always managed to speak to someone if I needed clarification on anything. I would highly recommend Aquitas Legal!

9 months ago

"Brilliant all the way through"

What can I say what a team ashleigh as been brilliant all the way through talking on whatsapp gets back to u really fast and always trys to help you out the all team been brilliant to get me the best outcome I will defo past aequitas Legal name on to anyone 5 out 5 keep up the hard work you all take care.

Dean Cotterill

1 year ago

"Always kept informed of everything"

I have been really happy with the quality of the advice and help I have received over the period of my claim. Always kept informed of everything and my claim has been won and settled in my favour. I would recommend Carl and the team to everyone.

6 months ago

"Outstanding service"

I would like to say a massive thank you to Aequitas Legal for such an outstanding service. The service received was very professional and very swift, I was kept up to date at al times through letters and emails. I would absolutely recommend Aequitas Legal to anyone looking to pursue a personal injury claim - Thank You Aequitas Legal

Ranj Lal

2 years ago

"The team were very helpful"

My case went on for just over 2 years. The team were very helpful and Matthew made sure i was kept up to date and always asked for my opinion. There was no pressure and he offered his own opinion to help along the way. Thank you very much aequitas legal!

7 months ago

"Process was made simple"

My experience with Aequitas Legal was excellent overall. The process was made very simple and took up very little time on my part, particularly with use of the 'InCase' App and emails. My caseworker, Jane Hargreaves, was very approachable and friendly, and responded to queries promptly. I was expecting my case to take the best part of 6 months to resolve but was settled with my cheque in the post within just a few months. Very impressed at such a stress free and innovative experience and would recommend to others.

Amy Fox

7 months ago

"Kept updated regularly "

Aequitas Legal, a very professional company from Katie who helped with my initial inquiry to Suzanne, the solicitor, who handled my case. I was kept updated regularly on all aspects and developments and given sound advice regarding my claim. I particularly liked using the App on my mobile which was full of useful information. Great customer service with prompt responses to questions and queries, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Thank you for a quick and easy settlement.

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