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Construction Site Accidents

Accidents happen but we are here to help, ensuring you get the compensation you deserve.

Construction Site Accident Lawyers Glasgow, Scotland

Construction workers are required to work in demanding and hazardous sites on a daily basis. Consequently, in the UK, the construction industry has one of the highest records of work-related accidents causing injury.

There are many different tradesmen working in a construction site on various jobs at any given time. The main contractor should ensure that all tradesmen are properly inducted, and the works required have undergone a risk assessment. Your employer or main contractor are legally obligated to take reasonable steps to protect your safety whilst working on site.

If you have sustained an injury from a construction site accident within the last three years, our personal injury solicitors can assist you in making a claim for compensation and assess whether your employer failed to take protective measures.

Injury from a construction site related accident could occur for many reasons:

  • Falls from incorrectly built scaffolding
  • Falls from ladders that are unsecured
  • Falling into trenches that have inadequate barriers
  • Excavation and striking underground services such as electric cables or water and gas pipes
  • Struck by moving plant such as forklifts, excavators or dumpers
  • Poor or changing access to work areas on site causing slip and trip accidents
  • Incorrectly built walkways
  • Unsafe temporary coverings
  • Incorrect or unavailable personal protective equipment

What do I do if I’ve been in an accident at work?

If you have sustained injury from a construction site accident, it is important to report your accident and injury to your employer on site and ensure they record in writing what has happened. It may also assist your claim to take a written note of any persons who may have witnessed your accident.

Contact our workplace accident lawyers for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Scotland

If you have had an accident that wasn't your fault, get in touch with our personal injury solicitors today on 0141 429 8166 or complete our online contact form.

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Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.

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Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.

The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.

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