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’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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
– Paschal KellyRead more
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.
– Paschal KellyRead more
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