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Construction accident news stories

Clear Answers injury at work solicitors deal with a large number of accident cases each year, many involving injuries which happen on construction sites.

Below is just a small sample of construction site claims that we have successfully fought. To view the full story click on the link beneath the description. Alternatively you can visit our Personal Injury News Section to view other successful personal injury compensation claims that Clear Answers solicitors have been involved in.

Annual HSE fatal accident at work figures

In March 2009, the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) reported a provisional 6-month figure of 90 fatal accidents at work (see our News item “HSE latest fatal injury numbers” dated 2nd March 2009). Based on historical data, this was on target to be a record low, with a significant decrease on the previous five-year average. The provisional figure was in fact a 22% decrease on that average.

Figures issued by the HSE for the 12-month period to end of March 2009 have confirmed this trend with an annual figure of 180. However, it must be remembered that this figure is provisional until June 2010 when fatalities that can occur some time after the accident at work will be taken into account.
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Industrial disease compensation awarded to tunneller

Some years prior to his retirement, our client had begun to experience severe breathing difficulties. When he was diagnosed with both silicosis and lung cancer, as a result of the negligent exposure by his employers, he was advised to seek personal injury advice about making a claim for personal injury compensation.

Our client had worked for a large number of construction companies during his working life, as was typical in the construction industry, as workers moved on from one completed project to another. Sadly, he was negligently exposed to concrete and other dust products by many of them, a situation which was also typical of the construction industry at that time.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors were able to negotiate a substantial sum in industrial disease compensation for our client’s pain and suffering.
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Construction worker seeks personal injury advice after amputation

The circumstances of our client’s injuries at work were the result of the management’s failure to meet the requirements of workplace regulations.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors, who have vast experience and in-depth knowledge of fighting for compensation following serious accidents at work, were forced to issue court proceedings when the defendant refused to accept liability for our client’s serious injuries.

However, before the trial, our solicitors were able to negotiate acceptable injury at work compensation and our client received 100% of the compensation awarded, which was £335,000.
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