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Builders Accident Claims

If you’re a builder and you’ve been involved in an accident that was not your fault and suffered an injury as a result, our expert solicitors could help you make a claim for compensation. The personal injury team at Aequitas Legal is dedicated to helping you by providing quality legal advice and guidance that will see you get the justice you deserve.

To make an enquiry, contact us today by calling 0161 358 0800. Alternatively, fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.

About accidents involving builders

Builders work in various locations and each site comes with its own hazards. However, there are a number of common causes that frequently appear in this type of claim, including:
Being stuck by a falling object

  • Faulty equipment
  • Falling from height
  • Lack of training
  • Site traffic
  • Trips, slips and falls
  • Untidy work environments

Injuries caused as a result of these accidents vary in severity, from cuts and bruises to broken bones and serious head injuries and, in some cases, they can prove fatal. An injury can leave a builder unable to work, making payment for treatments – or anything else that will assist your recovery – very difficult. This is why it’s important you get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible.

Who is responsible?

There are various parties responsible for certain aspects of any construction or building site. Our solicitors will help to identify the right people responsible for your accident, and determine whether they have failed to create a safe working environment, which may include not undertaking regular risk assessments to reduce hazards.
If you’re a self-employed builder, it is not always assumed that you are responsible for your own safety, as many labourers can be hired to carry out working on a building project. In these instances, your safety is the responsibility of the site contactor, as it is their responsibility to ensure all employees and visitors are kept from harm.

Making a claim for compensation

If you believe your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, your first port of call should be contacting a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible because there are time limits on when you can make a claim. All injury claims have a time limit of three years, however, when this period begins depends on when you realised your injury was caused.

For injuries that are apparent immediately after an accident, the time limit starts from this point, but for injuries that do not present symptoms straight away, your three-year deadline begins from the date you realised it was caused by an incident at your place of work.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

We are dedicated to providing a service tailored to your needs. This includes a promise that we’ll provide comprehensive advice as and when you require it, will keep you informed of the progress of your claim and will make sure the process is as quick and easy as possible, enabling you to focus on recovering from your injury.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped other injured builders, please take a look at our case studies.

Start your claim today

If you’re a builder who has been injured in an accident that was not your fault, get in touch with us today. Simply call Aequitas Legal on 0161 358 0800 or let us know you’d like to hear from us by filling in the contact form on this page.

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3 years 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

3 years ago

"Always professional"

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

Rakesh Mehta

2 years 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!

3 years 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

3 years 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.

3 years 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

3 years 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.

3 years 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!

3 years 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

3 years 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.

3 years 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

4 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!

3 years 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

3 years 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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