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Surveyor Injury Claims

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.

    • Do not admit liability, even partial fault, until you have sought independent legal advice
    • If there are any witnesses, take their full name, contact number, address and email address
    • Make sure that the accident is entered into the Accident Report Book and check it is accurate before you countersign the entry
    • If you are injured, consider an ambulance or seek medical advice as soon as possible after the accident
    • Finally, if you believe the accident was not your fault, contact a personal injury law firm, such as Aequitas Legal, to make a claim

Making a claim for compensation

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.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

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.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped other surveyors make a claim, please take a look at our case studies.

Start your claim today

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.

Call us for reliable, accessible and friendly advice:
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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

3 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!

4 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.

4 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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