Work in the construction industry can be as dangerous and physically demanding as work in almost any other sector.
Construction workers often rely heavily on their physical abilities to gain and keep employment. As a result, if a construction worker sustains injury this can have devastating effects on their capacity to gain further employment, while also impacting seriously on their family and leisure life..
Unfortunately, in some construction sectors, a macho culture has developed which encourages constructions workers to accept poor health and safety practices and the flouting of rules and regulations designed specifically to protect them.
If managers and employers ignore the rules and regulations in place to protect construction workers and a worker sustains injury there may be reasonable grounds for a compensation claim.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
In addition to the many other general health and safety regulations that are designed to provide protection for construction workers, in 2007 the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations were brought in to improve health and safety within the construction industry specifically.
Issues covered include:
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Construction lighting
- Construction accidents involving nails and sharp objects
- Falls from heights
- Construction accidents involving scaffolding
- Slips and trips in the construction industry
Your legal rights following a construction accident
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident on a construction site, it is essential to talk things through with an expert. As one of the leading personal injury law firms in Scotland, Thompsons Solicitors is well placed to help you secure your legal right to compensation for your injuries, lost earnings and medical and rehabilitative expenses.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident on a construction site, it will pay to talk things through with an expert. As the leading personal injury law firm in Scotland, Thompsons Solicitors is well placed to help.
For compensation claims advice call us today on 0800 0891331 and one of our specialist advisors will talk through your options with you. No win, no fee funding is available - meaning that unless you win your case (we win around 90% of the cases we take on) you will not have to pay even a single penny of your claim.