Labour Accidents

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If you work in the building and construction industry you know how dangerous your job can be.

But while your job may be dangerous, your employers and/ or the main contractors on site have a responsibility to minimise those dangers and keep you as safe as possible at work.

Other independent contractors working separately to you on the same site also have a duty not to act in a way which places you in danger or causes you injury.

There are many ways that you could be injured on a building site, but we are often contacted by people who have been injured as a result of:

  • Falls from scaffolding or falls down holes and shafts
  • Faulty or defective machinery
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Electrocution
  • Manual handling

However if you have been injured and your employer has not done everything they could to stop that accident happening then you could claim compensation.

Claiming Compensation for a Construction Accident

Often, the Health and Safety Executive investigation into an accident at work will find that a construction employer or contractor was to blame they will fine the company a large amount of money.

That should hopefully stop the same thing from happening again in the future.

But a claim for compensation will hold your employers responsible for the pain and suffering that you have been put through. It can also:

  • Pay for private medical treatment to speed up your recovery.
  • Repay you any money you have lost through missing work or having to pay for trips to hospital and so on.
  • Pay to adapt your car or home if you have been left physically disabled.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may also be able to claim even if you consider yourself to be self-employed.

Please contact us for specific advice if this applies to you.

If you have lost a loved one who worked in the construction industry, you can claim compensation for your loss and on their behalf.


How Can George Papantoniou and Co LLC Help You?

We have a team of dedicated, experienced lawyers who specialise in helping people to claim compensation after accidents at work.

We know the issues that you and your loved ones may be facing, and we can answer all of your questions.

If you are worried about taking action against a current employer, because you are afraid that you might lose your job or be given a bad reference, we can reassure you that laws are in place to protect you.

If you are particularly worried about this, we could put you in touch with our specialist Employment team for detailed advice.

As well as helping you claim compensation, we can also help with your rehabilitation and recovery. If you cannot work because of your injuries then we can also advise you on benefit entitlement and arrange for the best possible support to help you to recover.

Having helped many other clients who were injured on building sites, we can use our experience to get a positive outcome for you and your family.

As one of the most reputable law firms in Cyprus in workplace accidents, you can rely on us to help you to claim compensation and ensure that you receive the medical support that you need. If you would like to talk to us about making a claim, please contact us.

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