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Building and Construction Site Accidents Lawyers Scotland

Building and construction sites are full of risks, from heavy machinery, uneven surfaces and motorised power tools to noise, dust and distractions. Injuries in these work environments are unfortunately common, including falls from a height, and accidents involving vehicles and defective equipment. However, just because the environment is risky does not mean accidents should be dismissed as part and parcel of working on a site. Your employer and/or site manager have a duty to mitigate the dangers associated with construction sites, and ensure that the likelihood of their workers sustaining injury is kept as low as possible.

If you have suffered an accident while working on a building or construction site, you may be entitled to compensation. A compensation award will cover the financial losses you have incurred, for example for time of work and medical care, and take into account your pain and suffering. Contact Jones Whyte Law today for a confidential consultation, and we will advise you on what to do next.

Your Employer’s Duties

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) impose obligations on your employer to:

  • sensibly plan the work so that risks are managed from start to finish;
  • have the right people on the right job at the right time;
  • foster coordination and cooperation between workers;
  • stay apprised of workplace risks and how they are being managed;
  • communicate information regarding risks to workers and those that need to know; and
  • consult and engage with workers about risks where they are being managed.

Compensation for Building and Construction Site Accidents

You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured on a building and construction site and your employer or site manager is at fault. This may be the case where you were harmed because your employer has failed to:

  • provide and maintain safe work equipment;
  • provide adequate health and safety training, for example on manual handling;
  • provide the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); or
  • maintain the safety and cleanliness of the work environment.

You should discuss the details of your injury and how it occurred with a personal injury lawyer, preferably with expertise in building and construction site accident claims. They will be able to offer specialist, tailored advice on whether your employer is likely to be found liable, the steps you can take to strengthen your case and the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded.

Contact our Building and Construction Site Accident Claims Lawyers in Glasgow, Scotland

The team at Jones Whyte have extensive experience and knowledge of workplace health and safety, and the specific regulations that apply to the building and construction industry. This has allowed us to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for many building and construction site workers. If you have suffered an accident in this type of work environment in the last three years, contact Jones Whyte today.

Our solicitors are based in Glasgow and serve clients across Scotland, including in Stirling, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Contact us on 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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