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Building and construction sites can be dangerous places if health and safety rules are not carefully followed. Failing to do so can result in accidents and serious injury to those who work there, or to visitors to the site. Where the injury was caused (or partly caused) by unsafe working conditions or somebody else’s negligence, the injured person may be entitled to compensation.

What are construction accidents?

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the construction sector covers around 7% of Britain’s workforce, including those who work on the construction of buildings, civil engineering (such as roads and railways), and specialist trades (such as demolition, joinery, plastering, electrical, plumbing, painting and glazing).

The fatal injury rate for construction industry workers is almost four times the fatal injury rate for all industries combined. Averaged figures for the last five years show that injuries within the construction sector cause the deaths of 36 workers and five members of the general public each year. Construction industry accidents are the most common cause of workplace deaths involving falls from heights or being hit by a moving vehicle. 

In recent years, construction-related accidents have also been a major cause of non-fatal injuries from falls from height, slips, trips and falls on same level, being struck by moving or falling object, and lifting injuries. The most common non-fatal injuries in the construction sector were musculoskeletal disorders.

Research has found that 46% of current asbestos-related mesothelioma cancers in men who were born in the 1940s are associated with construction industry work, including carpenters (which account for 17%), plumbers and electricians.

Starting your workplace accidents in construction claim

Our serious injury lawyers specialise in helping clients with life-changing disability from head injuryspinal cord injury (SCI)major trauma or other severe physical and psychological injury. We help them maximise their recovery by securing access to rehabilitation whilst providing for their future needs with compensation.

Our service to our clients includes:

  • free, confidential advice and expert handling of their claim from experienced, specialist solicitors;
  • no win no fee agreements (conditional fee agreements or CFAs);
  • early access to rehabilitation;
  • interim (advance) payments in most cases;
  • high value settlements;
  • ongoing support with managing, protecting and accessing compensation funds. 


Why choose Boyes Turner?

  • We are nationally acclaimed major trauma lawyers. We are recognised as leading experts by Chambers Directory and Legal 500.
  • Our award-winning solicitors are accredited for our expertise and secure maximum compensation settlements for our clients which make the best provision for their current and future needs.
  • We have an extensive and highly experienced personal injury team with proven skills to succeed in high value, complex claims involving serious injury and severe physical and psychological injury.

Workplace accidents in construction frequently asked questions

What are common causes of building site or construction industry injury?

The most common construction site accidents which lead to serious injury compensation claims, include:

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What kind of injuries can lead to a construction accident injury claim?

At Boyes Turner, we specialise in claims for clients who have suffered life-changing catastrophic or severe injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Our clients have usually suffered one or more of the following:

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What health and safety (H&S) negligence leads to building and construction site injury claims?

Building and construction work is regulated by multiple health and safety (H&S) standards and guidelines. Employers and site owners must carry out regular risk assessments and provide safe working environments and systems of work to protect their workers and visitors to the site from foreseeable accidents and injury. Passers by should be protected from unguarded holes, falling objects or other hazards which could cause injury.

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Who should I claim against after being injured in a construction accident?

Our experienced serious injury lawyers carefully investigate each client’s accident, so that we can make sure that the claim is directed towards the correct defendant. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the claim may be made against:

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What compensation can I claim for injuries from a construction site accident?

At Boyes Turner, we specialise in claims for clients who have suffered life-changing catastrophic or severe injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Our clients have usually suffered one or more of the following:

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Our specialist Workplace accidents in construction team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
Kim Milan

Kim Milan

Senior Partner

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Claire Roantree


Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson

Associate Solicitor

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Our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been nationally recognised for over 20 years because of their expertise, empathy and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients.

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What our clients say


Kim at Boyes Turner was recommended to me after I had received ineffective service from another company. From the outset, Kim has been professional, reassuring and supportive. I have always had faith in her ability to get the best outcome, not only financially, but also in helping my rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury. She is friendly and empathetic, with unquestionable professional integrity. She was quick to grasp the important issues in my case, was meticulous in her investigating the details and analysing them, realistic in what the outcomes were likely to be and achieved a successful outcome.

I would not hesitate in recommending her and Boyes Turner.

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Almost 5 years ago my sons suffered a life changing brain injury accident. A new life for everyone, so many unknowns so many difficult decisions. I met Claire and the team shortly after the accident. So many questions answered but more than that, amazing lovely people. Claire has been guiding me and the family throughout this ordeal with such compassion, there every time I needed her we couldn’t of asked for a nicer person. I have met many others with in Boyes Turner and all have been genuine lovely people, I’m now working with Ruth and Lindsay from the court of protection. Again, I can't say enough about them amazing lovely people. They truly do won't the best for my son and they did and continue to do so.

Barry Williams

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Claire is exceptionally knowledgeable in the personal injury legal domain, especially in the specific area of my injury. From our very first conversation, she was clear in explaining the potential different routes that the process could take and provided me with expectations of what I could expect along the journey.

She ensured that all bases were covered, organising meetings, discussions and necessary specialist appointments, in order to bring together the case and take it forward. Claire was then able to use her extensive pool of contacts, to appoint an "area leading" barrister, to represent me.

Overall, I was very pleased with appointing Claire and Boyes Turner to act as my solicitor for the legal claim that I pursued. Thank you for all of your support.

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"Boyes turner workplace injury claim"

I approached Claire Roantree of Boyes Turner in regards to making a claim about a workplace burns injury. It was something that had scarred me physically and mentally and taken a huge toll on the lives of me and my family. Claire wasted no time in finding out what happened and made sure I was treated by known experts and quickly finding an answer to my burns scarring and how I could be treated to help manage my pain. Claire also helped me by appointing a psychiatrist to understand my situation and help me cope with post traumatic stress disorder. As well as taking as much stress of the claim away, she was thorough in every situation, making sure I had the best possible claim, and handled it all expertly, I am so very grateful to her and her team. They have helped guide my life back into a positive direction and I can't thank her enough!

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Excellent service from Claire and her team at all times. We were kept up to date at each stage of our claim. The outcome was much better than we expected and we would not hesitate to recommend Boyes Turner to family and friends.

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