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Builders Accident Claims

Accident at Work Injury Claims

A builder’s job requires physical labour, such as handling heavy objects, as well as working with dangerous tools, often in unsafe environments. Combine this with the dangers of a construction site and it’s no wonder accidents are common in this trade.

If 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

A look at what causes accidents and how you can be injured

Who is responsible?

An explanation of who is liable in in a claim

Making a claim for compensation

Advice on making a claim if you’re an injured builder

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation

How we have helped others

Examples of successful accident claims involving builders


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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