If you have been involved in a construction accident in the last three years, you could be entitled to compensation.
A construction accident can come as a shock, leaving you with a potentially serious injury. The severity of the injury can leave you with significant consequence for your life, impacting both your physical and mental state and possibly affecting other areas of your life, such as your hobbies, finances, and your ability to spend time with family and friends.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it might be possible to claim construction accident compensation. Should you win your claim, the compensation will be able to financially assist you whilst you recover from your injury; it may also be able to compensate for any future problems that may occur due to your injury.
Get expert help to claim construction accident compensation
Our construction accident lawyers will provide sensitive support during your claims process. We will listen to your needs and cater to the best of our abilities whilst keeping things as stress-free as possible. We have your best interests at heart and will push for the maximum compensation so you can get the very best support for your recovery and any ongoing needs.
Our experience with construction accident claims
Whether you have suffered a relatively minor construction accident injury or something more serious with the potential for a substantial settlement, our expert team can help.
We are able to help clients who have suffered from various construction accidents claim compensation for the following type of accidents:
- Ladder accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Injuries caused by a moving obstacle or machinery
- Injuries caused from handling, lifting, or carrying an object or machinery
We regularly help clients claim compensation in the £1,000-£500,000 range and recently secured a £14million settlement for one of our clients.
We offer no win, no fee construction accident claims, so there is usually no upfront cost or financial risk in pursuing a claim with David W Harris & Co. We also take trade union-funded cases where appropriate.
Get a free first consultation with our construction accident solicitors in South Wales
Unsure if you are entitled to construction accident compensation or want to know more about how the claims process works?
We offer a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether you wish to pursue a construction accident compensation claim. If you'd like an idea of how much compensation you could receive for your claim, you can use our personal injury calculator.
Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with our team. There will be no obligation to take things further unless you wish to do so.
Why use David W Harris & Co. for your construction accident claim?
There are numerous reasons to work with our expert construction accident lawyers, including:
- No win, no fee funding for construction accident claims
- Millions of pounds in compensation recovered for our clients over the last 35 years
- Our expertise is independently recognised:
- We cover the whole of South Wales with offices in Pontypridd, Talbot Green and Swansea – home visits can also be arranged where appropriate
- Most construction accident claims we handle are settled out of court, saving you time, legal costs, and stress
- We have a strong track record of securing maximum construction accident compensation for our clients
Find out more about our personal injury claims expertise.
Construction accident claims fees and funding
There are two main options for funding a construction accident claim:
- No win, no fee construction accident claim – where you sign a ‘conditional fee agreement’ or ‘CFA’ with us.
- Trade union funding – if you are a trade union member, they may cover some or all of the legal cost of making a construction accident claim.
Advantages of making a no win, no fee construction accident claim include:
- No charge to start a claim
- No fees to pay until and unless we win compensation for you
- If we can’t secure compensation for you, you won’t owe us anything
- No financial risk to you
We will be happy to discuss the different options for funding a construction accident claim with you during your initial consultation with our team.
Find out more about no win, no fee personal injury claims funding.
Common questions asked about construction accident claims
Am I eligible to make a construction accident claim?
When working on a construction site, your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe from harm’s way by following health and safety rules and procedures. If there was a breach of duty that caused your construction accident, you might be able to claim against your employer.
Even if you are not an employee on a construction site, you might still be entitled to compensation.
Visitors – If you have been invited onto the site, the person in charge must follow health and safety rules and procedures by warning you of the dangers, as well as protecting you. This could be with a hi-vis jacket, a helmet, steel cap boots, etc.
Trespassers – Even trespassers could have the potential to make a construction accident claim. The occupier of a construction site must ensure that the site is fully fenced off to prevent members of the public from trespassing. This means ensuring there are no gaps in the fence that people could climb through.
How long do I have to claim construction accident compensation?
If you have been involved in a construction accident, we recommend that you make a claim as soon as possible. However, generally for a claimant to make a construction accident claim, it must be processed three years from the date of the construction accident or three years from the injury diagnosis.
There are some exceptions to the three-year construction accident claim period; these are:
- The injured person was under the age of 18 at the time of the construction accident - the claimant will have three years from the date they turn 18 to claim, which means they are able to make a claim until their 21st birthday
- The injured person was not physically able to make a claim within three years, e.g. they were in a coma, suffered from a brain injury, etc.
- The equipment used was faulty – if the machine was found to have a fault, you could claim up to three years after the fault was discovered
- The construction site was not in the UK
How much compensation can I claim for a construction accident?
The amount of compensation that you might be entitled to for your construction accident claim will depend on a range of factors depending on the impact of your construction accident on your life.
Issues you may be able to claim damages for include:
- Any financial losses due to your injury – where your injury has prevented you from being able to work
- Expected future financial losses due to your injury – where your injury is expected to impact your ability to work in the future
- Medical expenses – this includes travel to and from any medical appointments related to your injury
- Home modifications – if your injury has required any modifications to your home in order to assist you
- Pain, suffering, and psychological trauma experienced – this applies to both your physical and mental health
Our South Wales construction accident lawyers will be happy to discuss the potential compensation you could receive during your initial consultation.
What to do next about starting a construction accident claim
Simply use our short online enquiry form to tell us you would like to speak to a member of our personal injury team about a potential construction accident compensation claim, and we will be in touch promptly.