Had An Accident on a Construction Site?

We are Solicitors that specialise in Construction Site Injury Claims, and we can help you claim compensation at no cost to you.

Call us now on 028 9039 4131 or use our Free Online Enquiry.

At McGee Solicitors we are experts in representing clients in construction site compensation claims. Our team has the expertise to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

Had An Accident on a Construction Site?

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, and anyone working on a construction site faces aHad An Accident on a Construction Site? number of risks on a daily basis.

However, this does not mean that if you are injured while working on a construction site, it is simply something you must accept. The law states that your health and safety should be protected while you are at work – just like any other employee, worker or contractor in Northern Ireland.

So if you have been injured while working on a construction site, you need to consider whether the company you were working for acted negligently. If so, you could have grounds for a personal injury compensation claim. Contact us now to find out more.

We are expert Personal Injury Solicitors and we can help you today. Call us now on 028 9039 4131 or use our Free Enquiry Form.

Construction Site Accidents and Injuries

Due to the nature of a construction site, there are various ways in which a construction site worker might suffer an accident and injury. Common examples include –

  • Falling from a height
  • Head injuries from falling objects
  • Accidents involving machinery
  • Injuries arising from a lack of protective equipment or training
  • Injuries arising from poorly maintained machinery or equipment
  • Slips and trips
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Poor working practice

This is by no means a comprehensive list and there are various other ways in which someone working on a construction site might come to harm.

Often the injuries sustained are serious, and sadly in certain circumstances, they will be fatal. In fact, the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) reported three construction site fatalities in 2016/17, and two the previous year.

Construction Site Claims

Construction site accidents are of course devastating for all concerned, and when an incident arises, it is natural to wonder whether anything could have been done to prevent it from happening. Unfortunately, the answer is often – yes.

This is because all employees and contractors working on a construction site (as well as any visitors) should be kept safe from harm, so far as is reasonably practicable. This responsibility falls to the employer.

In practical terms, this means that an employer must take steps to protect your health and safety while you are on site. This might include providing the correct training and protective equipment, implementing the correct health and safety regulations, supervising workers and servicing machinery, to name but a few.

If someone does sustain an injury on a construction site, it stands to reason that the employer has failed in their duty to provide a safe working environment. If so, the injured person will be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury claim for compensation. If the accident resulted in a fatality, the family of the deceased will be able to make a claim instead.

Compensation For Work Accident Claims

Because construction site accidents often result in severe injuries, the compensation awarded in such cases can be high. This is particularly true if the injured person cannot return to work because of their injuries, meaning there will be a large loss of earnings claim.

Accident Compensation Calculator

We have created a Compensation Calculator so that you are able to get an estimate of what your Accident Claim could be worth:-

Accident Claim Compensation Calculator

Why Choose Us?

At McGee Solicitors you will be met with a friendly face and a positive attitude by a team that really wants to see the best outcome for you.

  • Free Consultation
  • 100% Compensation Guaranteed
  • Full protection against Legal Costs
  • Friendly & Genuine
  • Experts in Personal Injury

Contact Us 

To make a free no obligation enquiry, please call us now on 028 9039 4131, email us on info@mcgeesolicitors.co.uk or Make An Online Enquiry.

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      "Couldn’t recommend McGee Solicitors enough, they are very friendly & informative. You’ll get 100% honesty and your case will be dealt with efficiently no matter day or night they are easily contacted and couldn’t do enough to help. Excellent service wouldn’t go anywhere else." Friendly Solicitors

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