The construction industry experiences a higher rate of accidents and injuries than most other workplaces. The most common accidents include falling from heights, such as ladders and scaffolding, and being injured by falling objects. Many of these accidents are due to the failure of employers to maintain the statutory minimum levels of health and safety standards. Such accidents are frequently the subject of claims for redress.
WHO IS LIABLE FOR A CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURY?
All employers who are involved in construction activity have well defined statutory obligations to keep their workers safe. This includes providing their employees with the appropriate protective clothing and safety equipment.
- All employers who are involved in construction activity have well defined statutory obligations to keep their workers safe. This includes providing their employees with the appropriate protective clothing and safety equipment.
- All equipment used on site should be in good working order, and should not present a danger to anyone using it. This means that manufacturers and suppliers can also be the subject of legal proceedings if faulty equipment is provided.
- Reasonable precautions must be taken by an employer to protect his or her employees. If there are unsafe or hazardous areas, these should be highlighted by the use of warning signs and should be properly cordoned off.
How to Proceed with my case ?
When bringing a case for an injury suffered on a construction site a person will be entitled to damages for the injury itself, both physical and psychological, and will also include a claim for loss of earnings and any other expenses, short or long-term which may be incurred such as medical expenses and the cost of rehabilitation. There are many other categories of expense which may be included in a claim and these depend on the particular circumstances of the claimant.
How to Proceed with your case
If you feel that you may be entitled to bring a case as a result of an injury sustained due to the negligence of a medical professional or due to a personal injury that was not your fault, it is important to consult with a solicitor experienced in these areas of law.
At S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we have 35 years’ experience in dealing with claims of this type and are sensitive to the burden that such litigation places on the claimant. This is why we take the time to understand the impact such injuries have on our client’s everyday life and wellbeing.
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