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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:

0161 358 0800

2 years ago

"A star in the making"

I’d just like to give a very positive feedback to Ansa Rashid took on my case & finally got things moving. Before that I had Susan Mason who never answered my calls or emails & the case was ongoing still 3 years on. Ansa took over, got things moving & even through her busy day rang me mostly every week, sometimes on the phone an hour or so. I can not fault this woman she is amazing at her job. Very professional, caring, trustworthy & motivational. Plenty of times I wanted to to throw the towel in but she just wouldn’t let me give up. The case took 4 years in the end & even though we didn’t win I’d still recommend her to everyone. Thank you Ansa you are a star In the making

Lisa Jayne Hinds

1 year ago

" ‘in-Case’ app makes things so simple"

I was involved in an accident which was not my fault, and was recommended to use Aequitas Legal. From the start, the whole journey with the team was both efficient, professional and sophisticated, with everyone essentially making the process so easy. Their ‘in-Case’ App made simple things like documents and letters so accessible, and meant I could access any import documents at anytime in seconds. I first spoke to Sucheet, who was the gentleman in charge of the company, who explained how everything would work, and pointed me in the direction of Connor, who would be my main liaison during the case. Together, they both ensured I was given the best advice, and seamlessly helped me through the case, which was concluded with a positive outcome! I could not recommend this company more, and will always be my go-to firm.

Jay Amin

2 years ago

"Amazing determination"

I was amazed on how determined the team were in seeing my case through. If you are looking for a reliable, easy and transparent team to handle your case, here they are. I would like to thank Somia who I believe either led or coordinated my case for doing a fantastic job in both seeing the case through and communication.

Bethel Osuagwu

1 year ago

"Reassuring help throughout our case"

The team at Aequitas Legal were excellent. They were very responsive to questions with appropriate answers as well as being very supportive. They reassured my husband & I throughout our case & helped to acquire an amazing settlement of our case without having to attend court. I would greatly recommend their services to anybody unreservedly.

Sharon Cooper

1 year ago

"Professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply"

Highly recommend Aequitas who have recently dealt with my successful case. Special thanks to James Sloane who made the process much easier ; very professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply. Also very encouraging and supportive with regular updates as well as spot on with getting paperwork and documents organised.
For someone like myself who has never been involved in a legal process I'm delighted with how my case was handled with this company.

Wendy Hindley

2 years ago

"A deserved 5 Stars!"

Fantastic service from Ansa. Shes worked hard on my case and kept me up to date and well informed on everything that was happening. Pleasure to deal with. She deserves the 5stars!

Rachel Williams

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