Construction is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous environments to work in. Not only is the day to day work hard but it is a busy environment which can prove challenging. Working in construction very often involves working from height, operating heavy machinery and also coming into contact with harmful materials. It is up to your employer to make sure that you are safe and that you have received the right training to ensure that you can do your job safely. If however, you hurt yourself while at work and your employer is to blame then you may be able to claim compensation for your injury.
You could be entitled to make a claim if you have suffered an injury because of the following:
No matter how you are injured, if your employer did not take measures to ensure your safety at work then you will be entitled to make a claim.
The injuries you may suffer could be anything from bumps, scrapes, broken bones and in the most serious of claims paralysis or even death. The injuries you may suffer could result in you needing to take time of work or even stopping working altogether.
There is a three year limit applies to making a construction accident claim in Scotland. The best time to make a claim is as soon as you have been injured.
You may be able to make a claim against your employer if the injury is due to their negligence. Your employer has a duty by law to make sure that the place you work is safe. If your employer breaches any of their duties and contributes to the accident for example, if they do not provide you with the correct safety equipment then you may be able to claim compensation for the damage and your injuries.
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Your lawyer will be able to advise you as to what you can claim for depending on the individual circumstances of your claim however, your compensation could include a variety of things such as:
The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. Your lawyer will be able to discuss this with you as your claim progresses and further information has been obtained.
There is no timescale for how long it will take for a claim to be settled. This depends on the seriousness of the injuries you have suffered. Your lawyer will be able to instruct you depending on the individual circumstances of your claim.
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