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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).

Construction industry accidents are the most common cause of workplace deaths involving falls from heights, being hit by a moving vehicle, slips, trips and falls on same level, being struck by moving or falling object, and lifting injuries.

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 clients have experienced life-changing construction accidents which have left them with lasting disability from a brain injury, spinal cord damage (SCI), amputation, severe physical and psychological injury. We help them secure the treatment and rehabilitation that they need to make the best possible recovery.

We obtain interim payments to ease financial hardship and compensation settlements which meet their future needs, whilst providing professional and practical support every step of the way. Our experienced lawyers can advise you whether, how, when and where to make a construction injury claim and ensure you recover the compensation you deserve. You can talk to one of our specialist lawyers, free and confidentially, to find out more about how we can help you with your claim. We handle claims on a conditional fee agreement basis (no win no fee).

Why choose Boyes Turner?

Our serious injury lawyers specialise in helping clients with life-changing disability caused from a construction accident, including a head injury, spinal 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.

  • We're nationally acclaimed major trauma lawyers. We’re recognised as leading experts by Chambers Directory and Legal 500.
  • We’re accredited by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and the Major Trauma Group as leaders in our field.
  • We've won awards & accreditations for our work and are known for securing maximum compensation for clients.
  • We have an extensive & highly experienced personal injury team with proven skills to succeed in high value, complex claims involving serious injury and severe physical and psychological injury.
  • We provide the highest standards of advice, skills, and knowledge to take on the most complex personal injury claims with confidence.

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?

During a construction accident, 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, visitors, and passers-by and prevent children from accessing the site.

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

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?

Each client’s compensation reflects the severity of their injury, its impact on their ability to live independently, work, and pursue leisure activities and the circumstances of their life. Depending on these factors, the claim may include compensation for:

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Meet your specialist team

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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Beth Hatton


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Roshni Patel


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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.

Boyes Turner Client

"Amazing people"

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

"Personal Injury Claim"

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.

Boyes Turner Client

"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!

Boyes Turner Client

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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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