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Claim for a Welding Injury on a Construction Project

Can I claim for a welding injury on a construction project despite the fact that I may be partly at fault for my own injuries?

You may be able to claim for a welding injury on a construction project if you were partly at fault for your own injuries, however you may have to forfeit a portion of any settlement to represent your own contribution. Before considering the implications of contributing to your own injury, you must ensure that you eligible to pursue a compensation for a welding injury.

In order to be qualify to claim for an injury on a construction site you must be able to pursue your claim for compensation against someone who owed you a ‘duty of care’ at the time of your accident – this is more than likely going to be your employer; although for casual, part-time or self-employed workers, the party with a ‘duty of care’ towards you may vary. In some cases, a claim for a welding injury on a construction project may have to be pursued compensation against a site’s owner, or a contractor. It is worth noting that even if the person who was responsible for your injury was a co-worker, you may still be able to pursue compensation against an employer.

Although speaking with a solicitor about your claim for compensation for a welding injury should be done as soon as possible, caring for your health is more important – no amount of compensation for an injury on a construction site can make up for the damage caused by a serious welding injury. Once you have had your injuries treated by a medical professional, you should seek guidance from a solicitor.

Once you have explained the details of your claim for compensation for a welding injury to your solicitor, they may be able to tell you whether or not you are entitled to claim for compensation, and if contributory negligence is likely to be a factor. If your solicitor tells you that contributory negligence will not factor in your claim, it is likely that you will be able to keep 100 percent of any award issued to you. If your solicitor believes that contributory negligence may factor in your claim, you may have to cede a portion of any settlement you are awarded to represent your own contribution to your injury. The portion which may be taken from your settlement will be reflective of your contribution to your injury – if your contribution to your injury was negligible, you may have to only forfeit only 10 percent of your settlement for example.

It may be difficult to predict how much compensation you may have to give up if contributory negligence is found to be a factor in your claim. A solicitor will be able to provide you with assistance. Even if you believe you may have been partly responsible for your injury on a construction site, it is always best to best to speak with a solicitor about your claim – as many solicitors in the UK now offer free initial consultations to initial claimants, this can often be done for free. In order to find out how much you could be awarded for your claim for a welding injury on a construction project, speak with a solicitor at the first available opportunity.