A construction accident solicitor is a specialist personal injury claims solicitor who not only assists with claims for personal injury compensation when you have been injured in a construction accident for which you were not wholly to blame, but who is familiar with the employment laws applicable to the many categories of workers found on a construction site. Whether employed, self-employed, sub-contracted or on a short term agency contract, should you be injured in any construction accident, it is always in your best interests to consult with a specialist construction accident solicitor.
Accidents on construction sites accounted for over 10% of all workplace accidents reported to the Health and Safety Authority last year, even though the number of people in Ireland involved in the construction industry has almost halved since the industry´s peak in 2006, and now represents just 7% of the workforce. Furthermore, the severity of the injuries – as quantified by the Central Statistics Office – shows that working in the construction industry is second only to agriculture as the most hazardous occupation to be involved in.
An experienced construction accident solicitor will be familiar with the many types of accidents that can happen on a construction site, the health and safety policies which should have been applied and how negligence should be proportioned in the event that you do not have full employment status, or where you have contributed to your injuries by your own lack of care.
The Advantages of using a Construction Accident Solicitor
There are many advantages of using a specialist construction accident solicitor to make a claim for compensation when you have been injured in a construction accident which was not your fault. Primarily, a construction accident solicitor is familiar with all the procedures required to ensure you receive a fair and adequate amount of compensation for the trauma you have suffered. At a time when you may be in a great amount of pain, the potential exists for incorrectly submitting compensation application documentation which subsequently influences the Injury Board Ireland assessment of what you are entitled to. Furthermore, should an employer deny his liability for your injuries or dispute the amount of an Injury Board Ireland assessment, an experienced construction accident solicitor will advise you of the best course of action.
One of the key issues affecting your entitlement to claim compensation for construction site accidents is your employment status. Although an EU directive to provide equal working conditions irrespective of your working status is currently being integrated into Irish employment, this may take some to become law, with other economic considerations receiving priority. Therefore, your best course of action is to seek guidance from a construction accident solicitor before considering a claim for construction accident compensation.
Due to the many variables involved in making a claim for compensation when you have been injured in a construction site accident, we have set up a legal claims advice helpline which you are invited to call and determine what construction accident compensation you are entitled to. Our service will enable you to speak with a specialist construction accident solicitor so that you can receive practical and helpful advice relevant to your individual circumstances. You can also ask any questions you wish. The service is entirely confidential and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim once you have spoken with us.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
We have many years experience of dealing with clients who have suffered injuries due to construction site accidents, so we will be aware that you may be angry, worried, confused and in pain when you call. Therefore, you can expect to be treated courteously at all times and with particular respect to your personal circumstances.
When you call our legal claims advice helpline, you will be speaking directly to a specialist construction accident solicitor who will ask you to tell us how your accident occurred, what injuries you sustained and how they have been treated by a doctor. It would also help to know where you feel that you employer was responsible for your injuries and what could have been done to prevent them.
It will also help us to compile a more comprehensive assessment of your case if you let us know how your injuries have affected your quality of life and interaction with your family and friends. Quite possibly, your injuries may have some long term effect on your future work prospects or maybe require long term medical attention. This is something we should know as well.
Wherever possible, we will make a preliminary assessment of your case, advise you if you have a claim for compensation which is worth your while to pursue, let you know how long we would expect your claim to take to process and the likelihood of its success. We also hope to be able to give you a general indication of the level of compensation we would expect you to receive.
If there are any elements of the advice we offer you that you are not clear about, or you have questions about making a claim for compensation which have not been covered, please do not hesitate to ask. We aim to provide you with a list of options and suggestions at the conclusion of our conversation, and it is important to us that you understand them all.
As mentioned above, you are under no obligation to proceed with a compensation claim once you have spoken with us. However, we advise that you do not leave it too long before giving us a call. The Statute of Limitations allows two years from the date when your injuries were sustained to file a claim, but often a construction accident solicitor will require several months to ensure that sufficient data is collected to maximise your award of compensation to your benefit.
Therefore, please give our legal claims advice helpline a call at your earliest convenience. Our lines are open twenty-four hours each day, seven days a week, and if it is not a suitable time to call right now, kindly leave your details in our call-back box below and one of our professional and dedicated team will get back in touch with you.