Building Site Accident

Building site accident 

Many of you might wonder what to do if an accident occurs in a workplace. If you believe you deserve compensation, we can assist you. Our expert solicitors can help you make a claim if you are injured due to someone else’s negligence while working on a building or construction site.  As a first step, we will analyze your dispute on the building site accident as well as provide free legal advice. If your case qualifies, we may connect you to one of our expert personal injury solicitors. A case accepted means you won’t be paying your solicitor initially if you don’t get compensated. 

What type of building site injuries can I claim for? 

Improper Safety and Security on building sites can lead to serious injuries like: 

  • Neck or head injuries – On a construction site, falling materials, crush accidents, harness slips, and similarly improper manual handling can cause life-altering neck or head injuries. 
  • Crush injuries – Construction sites might incur compression injuries due to falling items or mechanical failure. Faulty equipment can be another cause, resulting in malfunctions and catastrophic injuries. 
  • Slips, trips and falls – Untidy building sites expose workers to problems. Workers can also fall from heights if not properly trained or if their equipment, such as scaffolds or ladders, are defective. 

Laws concerning the building site accident 

Several laws safeguard construction workers from unjust injury. The Building (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 strive to integrate health and safety into all construction projects from the start. However, proper planning and supervision by law is necessary for working at heights.   The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 defines an employer’s responsibility for employee health and safety. All employers have a responsibility to keep you safe at work, and this is particularly true on building sites where risks are part of the daily work. For more information on building site accidents, read our related article.

What do I do if an accident occurs in the workplace? 

If you get injured on the field, there are several steps you must follow in order to claim your injury. These steps include: 

  • Seek medical help for the injuries occurred  
  • Notify the officials 
  • Find any witnesses 
  • Keep track of the accident  
  • Consult a construction site accident solicitor. 

Who is accountable for safety on a building project? 

Finding the at fault person is critical in any scenario. Occasionally, many parties are accused, since health and safety are linked on a building site accident. This includes the site manager, designer, and contractor. To determine responsibility, first identify your injury. 

A site manager can be held liable for not following client orders. If a site manager fails to advise the client of all important health and safety laws, a accountability may ensue from ignoring client safety concerns. Furthermore, clients who ignore a Construction coordinator’s directions may be accountable as well. If you are unsure who is liable for your health and safety issues, we can assist you in determining how to make a claim. 

How can I document my building site accident? 

It is critical that you gather all pertinent facts regarding your accident, such as: 

  • How the accident happened 
  • Verify if there were any witnesses to the accident. 
  • Photographic or CCTV record of the accident scene as well as its cause. 

If you’ve received an injury on a building site, contact the best solicitors in Scotland. Wallace Legal has the most experienced personal injury solicitors.  Therefore, we can help you claim a No-Win, No-Fee personal injury claim against your employer for an accident on a construction site. We are specialists in such claims and are certified and authorized by the SRA. So, visit Wallace Legal to learn more about time restrictions, claims process, and other help. Contact us using our phone number or by using the WhatsApp feature for free legal advice.