Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, which is why it is governed by additional health and safety regulations.
Despite these regulations, more than 60,000 construction workers are injured every year in the UK, with 40 losing their life as a result of poor employer health and safety. Many of these accidents are preventable.
When an employer fails to provide a safe working environment for employees or contractors, and an accident occurs as a result, those injured can bring a case for compensation.
I had no idea who to turn to, but then my union rep helped tremendously. He introduced me to Thompsons so I could take advantage of the free legal help scheme.
Craig, trade union member
Support for trade union members
Over the past 100 years, our specialist workplace accident team has successfully represented tens of thousands of construction workers and helped them receive the compensation they deserve following an accident at work.
Our experience in the sector is unrivalled.
We have worked alongside trade unions to protect and further workers’ rights since 1921. Since then, we have worked solely for those who have been injured and never for the employer responsible for the injury - or those who insure them. This commitment continues to this day.
If you or a colleague has been hurt while working in the construction industry, contact your union legal service today.