Surveyors are required to visit sites for a variety of reasons. If you’re a visiting surveyor, it is the site owner’s responsibility to keep you from harm. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and sometimes you may be caught in the crossfire and suffer an injury. Common causes of injury include uncovered potholes, equipment and materials left in unsuitable places, falls from a height and slips and trips.
If you have suffered an injury on a construction site that could have been avoided, you may be entitled to compensation. Our solicitors will be able to tell you in as little as five minutes whether you’re able to make a claim and help you through the claims process.
Who is responsible?
Whether you’re a quantity, building or chartered surveyor, it is the site manager’s legal duty to prevent an injury from happening while you undertake your duties. Before you arrive on a site, it is important for site management to have undertaken a risk assessment of all the areas that you will be visiting and made efforts to reduce the amount of hazards.
In the result of an accident, if the site manager is found to have not fulfilled their legal obligations and you’re injured, then a claim can be brought against them. However, you should not worry about making a claim as all workplaces are required to take out an insurance policy, which covers injuries sustained to workers and visitors to a site without a financial impact on a business.
What to do when you have been injured
Should you, unfortunately suffer an injury on a site, there are a number of things you should do if you’re able to. However, please note that these tips do not constitute as legal advice and are for guidance purposes only. For comprehensive advice, please contact the personal injury team.
For a personal injury claim to be successful, you must be able to prove that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.
In these circumstances, this can constitute anything from a site manager’s failure to carry out a risk assessment to incorrectly erected scaffolding. Our personal injury solicitors will be able to investigate and gather evidence to help you prove that an accident was not your fault.
You have three years after an accident to make a claim, although, with injuries that have delayed symptoms, the time limit can begin from the moment it is realised that an accident at work was the reason for your injury, sometimes referred to as the date of knowledge.
The personal injury team has over a decade of experience in handling claims for surveyors who are injured through no fault of their own. We work with your best interests at heart as we understand how compensation can quicken and strengthen your recovery.
Our solicitors are always happy to answer any questions you might have and will keep you updated on the progress of your claim and what the next stages will be. We only work with solicitors who are caring, committed and dedicated as we believe providing a personal, tailored service is the only way to get real success from an injury claim.
To read about how we have helped other surveyors make a claim, please take a look at our case studies.
If you or a loved one are a surveyor who has been injured as a result of an accident on a construction or building site caused by somebody else’s negligence, contact Aequitas Legal today.
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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.
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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.
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Carl qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has specialised in the personal injury matters ever since. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace accidents, accidents in public and serious road traffic accidents.
Paschal qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and has worked in the personal industry field ever since.
Matthew qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has worked in the personal injury field ever since, working in most areas of personal injury work. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace and accidents in public. He also heads up the Travel Claims Department which deals with accidents abroad in many areas such as road traffic accidents, package holiday accidents, cruise ship holidays and accidents on an aircraft.
Rachel Martin joined Aequitas Legal in 2011 and began training in all aspects of Personal Injury.
I represented this Claimant who I had acted for successfully in the past. He was employed as a crib attendant – responsible form regrinding drills for his engineering company employers. When placing a regrinded drill into the cabinet in his workplace, the draws collapsed and the cabinet fell over onto him.
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I represented my Client who was employed as a general assistant with a major national supermarket, who suffered bruising and grazing to his left knee as a result of moving a cage of orange juice from a lorry into the store, which caught on a divot on the ground and caused it to fall upon him.
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