Construction Accident and Illness Claims

We offer free legal advice about construction accident compensation and illness compensation claims and offer a free assessment of your claim to help you understand if your claim could succeed.

For free legal advice call our Personal Injury Lawyers on 0330 606 9587 or contact us online and we will help you.

When Co-op Legal Services provides you with a No Win No Fee agreement, all your legal fees are covered, win or lose.

As part of the Co-op Group our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.

How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?

Upon taking on your injury claim your designated Personal Injury Lawyer and claims handlers will work to expedite an assessment of your injuries by a medical specialist.

At the same time, we work to collect evidence, witness statements and or arrange for expert construction accident witness statements, and then calculate the amount of compensation you should receive. The amount of compensation will be based on your personal injuries, your rehabilitation needs, lost wages and out of pocket expenses.

Your Personal Injury Lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company of the person or party at fault for the accident. If the other side denies liability (fault) for the accident, your Personal Injury Lawyer can then litigate (sue) to secure a fair amount of compensation for you.

In certain work accident compensation claims we can apply for Interim Payments of compensation to be paid before the case has been settled, but this only applies in certain cases and only after the other side has admitted liability. We will advise you if and when Interim Payments can be applied for in your case.

For free legal advice call our Personal Injury Lawyers on 0330 606 9587 or contact us online and we will help you.

Construction Injury Accidents

HSE Construction industry statistics reveal there were 65,000 self-reported workplace injuries and 35 workers were killed in fatal accidents in 2014/15, making construction sites one of the most dangerous places to work.

Common types of construction injuries reported by employers were:

  • Slips, trips and falls 23%
  • Lifting and handling 22%
  • Falls from height 19%
  • Struck by an object 11%

1.7 million working days were lost in 2014/15, 1.2 million working days were lost to work related ill health, and 500,000 working days were lost to workplace injuries. This is particularly alarming when we consider that many building site and construction accidents are preventable.

Construction Work Related Illness

HSE reported there were 69,000 cases of self-reported work related illnesses in the construction industry in 2014/15. 3% of construction workers suffered from an illness they believed to be work related. These illnesses included:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders 64%
  • Stress, depression, anxiety 20%
  • Other work related illnesses 15%

If you have suffered with a work related illness that you believe was caused by working on a building site or in the construction industry, you may have a claim for personal injury compensation.

At Co-op Legal Services we offer a free assessment of your work related illness claim that will help you understand if there’s a reasonable chance of successfully claiming compensation. Provide us with the details about your construction work and the symptoms of your work related illness, and we will assess your claim free of charge.

For free legal advice call our Personal Injury Lawyers on 0330 606 9587 or contact us online and we will help you.

Several of our Personal Injury Solicitors and Litigation Lawyers are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Source: HSE Construction Statistics

Co-op Legal Services has offices in Manchester, Bristol and London.

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