Injury Claim for an Accident on a Construction Site
A partially built wall collapse on me at work and I suffered multiple injuries. How much would my injury claim for an accident on a construction site be worth?
The potential value of your injury claim for an accident on a construction site depends on many factors which will be briefly outlined in this article, however it is strongly advised that you speak with a personal injury solicitor as this guide is no substitute for their expertise and he/she will be able to evaluate your claim and advise if it is worth your while pursuing a claim for compensation.
The impact of the injury on your personal life along with the severity of your condition will determine the amount of compensation you are awarded. You may be able to recover any direct costs you incur as a result of the accident under ‘Special Damages’, these damages are awarded with the intention of returning your financial position to what it was before the accident. It is likely you will also be able to recoup medical costs in your injury claim for an accident on a construction site.
Compensation may be awarded for a ‘Loss of Amenity’ if the accident has a detrimental impact on your personal life. For example, you may have enjoyed an active sporting and social life prior to the accident and if you are now unable to participate in these due to the injury you sustainedyou may be entitled to compensation. However as something like this can be difficult to prove, testimonies from friends or relatives may be required in order for them to give details about your life. It is also advised that you keep a diary of the events you were unable to attend and explain the effect that had on you emotionally.
A diary could also be useful if you intend to claim compensation for any emotional trauma suffered as it may be the case that you feel anxious or depressed while recovering from your injuries. Although a psychologist must first verify that you have sustained psychological trauma in order for you to claim.
Age, sex and the state of your health prior to the injury are factors that could alter the value of your injury claim for an accident on a construction site too, therefore it is best advised that you speak with a personal injury solicitor without delay to determine the amount of compensation you are eligible to claim.