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 compensation.
Here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors in Ennis, we represent clients who have been injured during the course of their work in the construction industry, and we will be happy to talk to you about whether your case is likely to be successful. Any compensation claim will involve establishing where responsibility for the accident lies, and we recommend considering the following.
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.
What Happens If I Claim Compensation For A Construction Site Injury?
When claiming compensation 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.
Find Personal Injury Solicitors in Clare
Contact S.T. O’Sullivan & Co. Solicitors to discuss your personal injury claim*, whether you have been injured at work or otherwise, and we will arrange a consultation without obligation. Simply call into our office in Ennis, Co.Clare, contact us online or call us today on +353 (065) 6820620. We guarantee to call you back to discuss your case within one business day.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or a proportion of any award or settlement.