DEMOLITION ACCIDENT SOLICITORS - PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIMS

SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0844 332 0553

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 place onerous duties on employers and if personal injury occurs on a demolition site as a result of failure to comply with the law, a contractor may be held liable to pay damages. An employer is required to provide competent co-workers, adequate materials, safety equipment, protective clothing and a safe system of work with proper training and supervision and if he does not do so and injury occurs an employee may instruct a demolition accident solicitor to take legal action for personal injury compensation.

Employers Duties

In order to comply with the regulations employers are required to :-

  • assess the risks to the health and safety of employees and any others who could be affected by work activities
  • where the risk is considered to be significant, then this must be recorded in writing
  • Provide health surveillance where there is an adverse health condition related to the work concerned.
  • appoint one or more nominated competent persons to assist in complying with requirements
  • establish emergency procedures to be followed in the event of serious and imminent danger of a demolition accident
  • provide relevant information to employees on the identified risks, the measures to be taken and emergency procedures
  • co-operate fully with other employers where work areas are shared, by exchanging information and subsequently pass such information to employees in those areas
  • provide relevant training to employees in respect of:
    • duties and tasks allocated to them
    • induction on first being employed
    • when transferred to new work or given increased responsibility
    • when changes in work equipment or methods are introduced

Safety Equipment

Personal protective equipment must be provided by the employer :-

  • if an eye injury can occur then an employer must provide adequate eye protection and take supervisory responsibility to ensure that it is worn
  • suitable heavy duty gloves should be provided and worn on all demolition sites
  • where a job may be expected to generate significant levels of dust, respiratory masks adequate for the anticipated size of the dust particles, must be provided including in extreme situations full breathing apparatus
  • safety boots and a hard hat are both essential on any demolition job and employers must ensure that they are worn and failure to do so may be considered as negligence on the part of the employer in a demolition accident compensation.
  • concrete, brick, wood and dust can be thrown over a wide area during demolition and an employer must consider those working nearby to the job who are not employees but who may nevertheless be affected.

Compensation Awards

Compensation that a demolition accident solicitor can claim in a personal injury case may include :-

  • pain & suffering
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • loss of lifestyle
  • loss of amenities
  • loss of earnings
  • disadvantage on the job market
  • special care aids & equipment
  • adapted transport
  • adapted accommodation
  • travelling expenses including car hire
  • assistance with household chores
  • cost of care and assistance
  • prescriptions & therapies
  • out of pocket expenses

Demolition Accident Solicitors

Our demolition accident solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. For free advice just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a specialist lawyer who is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts will speak to you on the telephone at no cost and with no obligation.

SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0844 332 0553

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