Despite only accounting for approximately 7% of the UK workforce, construction workers and building site staff make up some 25% of fatal accidents and 16% of major accidents and injuries in the workplace across England and Wales. These figures suggest that building site workers and construction workers face a high risk of construction accidents or injuries in construction while at work.
A serious construction injury can have a fundamental effect on the injured and their family members. It’s not only physical pain that an individual can experience, but, along with their family, they may suffer great financial loss or loss of earnings.
Surgery, physiotherapy and other such treatments may also be required and it is not uncommon for individuals with severe injuries to suffer psychologically from the stress of such an injury.
Our team of specialist solicitors often take on cases for workers who have suffered accidents and have managed to secure compensation for many workers in the construction industry.
Hugh James has one of the largest personal injury and accident legal teams in the UK, and represent clients throughout the UK. We have a dedicated employer liability department which has a vast amount of experience in dealing with construction site accidents and injuries.