Compensation for a Construction Worker Accident

What evidence is required to pursue compensation for a construction worker accident? Scaffolding collapsed and I suffered a broken leg and fractured two ribs.

Your first priority before pursuing injury compensation for a construction worker accident should always be your health thus the fact that there will be a medical record of the injuries you sustained in the accident will be of great benefit to your compensation claim.

In order to determine what evidence you should gather to support your claim for compensation for a construction worker accident you are advised to speak with a personal injury solicitor. It is likely that an experienced solicitor will have dealt with similar claims before and will be able to advise on evidence that you should collect. For example photographs of the accident site and the collapsed scaffolding could be very useful along with any CCTV footage of the incident that is available. You should also look to speak with anyone who saw the accident as eye witness accounts could be very important. Once you have done all that make a note of the incident in your employer’s ‘Accident Report Book’.

When you have made that entry it is possible that you may be contacted by your employer’s insurance company. It is often the case that insurer stipulates in the contract with the policyholder that it must be informed of any incident recorded in the ‘Accident Report Book’.

The insurer may approach you with a direct offer of compensation in return for an early settlement if it recognises that it are liable for your injuries. You must be vigilant in this instance as accepting a direct offer of compensation could leave you exposed to the risk of being under-compensated for your injuries . Thus any such offer of compensation for a construction worker accident should always be referred to your solicitor as her or she will ensure you receive that maximum amount of compensation for that you are entitled to claim.

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