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Claims for Minor Injuries on Construction Sites

Are claims for minor injuries on construction sites possible, such as minor burns to the hand after touching a hot surface?

The decision of whether or not to pursue claims for minor injuries on construction sites rests with the victim of the accident. In your case, you may question whether a claim for a minor burn to the hand is worth pursuing. However the compensation to which you may be entitled for your injury will be determined beyond the injury itself. For this reason, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor if you wish to determine your eligibility to make a claim, and who can advise on whether this claim is worth pursuing and the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.

A construction site minor injury compensation claim may be possible as long as your employer is liable for your injury claim. The severity of your burn may determine whether or not you will have a visible scar for the rest of your life. So even if the physical pain caused by your injury is only temporary, the psychological damage may have a long-lasting effect if the scar has an effect upon your confidence or you have difficulty finding work. If this is the situation, your injury may be considered to be more serious.

The compensation awarded for claims for minor injuries on construction sites takes more into account than the injury itself. The physical and psychological impact of your injury will also be considered if you suffered an injury for which you are not primarily to blame. For this reason, your compensation for minor injury on a construction site should include damages for the injury itself, the impact that the injury has had upon your life and for the financial consequences of your injury.

If you wish to determine who is liable for your injury, the amount of compensation which you may be entitled to receive and whether your claim is worth pursuing, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity. A solicitor can guide you through the process of claiming compensation and may offer you representation on your behalf. If the compensation to which you may be entitled is less than £1,000, you may be advised to pursue your claim through the small claims court. If greater than £1,000 you will be given the option of how to proceed by your solicitor. It should be noted that as per the Statute of Limitations, a time limit of three years exists in which to make a claim. For this reason, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity if you have any queries on claims for minor injuries on construction sites.