Trench Collapse Injury Compensation Claim
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places in the UK. Almost every single day, a worker is injured in a UK construction site. One of the most dangerous kinds of accidents is a trench collapse injury. These problems can cause a wide range of issues and health concerns for all kinds of workers. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident at work, you need to get in touch with the expert team at Tylers Solicitors today.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide complete no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you deserve. Any kind of injury sustained from a collapsing trench can be extremely serious. In many cases, these issues can seriously your long-term health and mobility. It is possible that these accidents can cause disabilities, for example, which will make you unable to work in the future.
Our no-win, no-fee legal specialists are here to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Whether you’re left with long or short-term disabilities, get in touch with our team today. The money you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the way they have impacted your life.
What is a Trench Collapse Injury?
When a trench collapses, it can happen extremely quickly. The weight of the displaced earth or material will create a very heavy load which can cause serious damage to any equipment it lands on. In the worst cases, the trench can collapse while there is someone working within the trench itself. An injury resulting from a collapsed trench can be extremely serious and cause long-term injuries and disability.
If you’ve suffered any kind of collapsed trench injury, or if a loved one has died following an accident at work, get in touch with our team today. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can deliver a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to.
Common Questions About Collapsed Trench Injuries in the UK:
- What Kinds of Projects Will Require Trenches?
- How are Trenches Dug?
- What Causes a Trench to Collapse?
- Are Trenches Supported Once They’ve Been Excavated?
- How Common is a Trench Collapse Injury?
- How to Prevent Trench Collapses in the UK?
- What are the Most Common Kinds of Collapsed trench injuries?
- Can Workers Die Following a Trench Collapse?
- How Common Are Worker Deaths Due to Trench Collapses?
- Am I Eligible to Make a Trench Collapse Injury Claim?
- How Much Compensation Could I Get for My Trench Collapse Injury in the UK?
Trenches are an important part of many UK construction or maintenance projects. They are commonly used to:
- Perform Maintenance on Foundations.
- Install Essential Property Utilities, Including:
- Gas Pipes.
- Water Mains.
- Sewers and Drains.
- Telephone Lines.
- Internet Lines.
There are many different pieces of equipment which can create trenches in UK properties. They can be dug manually, using shovels and spades. Today, they are usually excavated by industrial machinery such as diggers and excavators operated by trained professionals.
There are many reasons why a trench could collapse during installation or maintenance work. This could be due to movement of the soil/material itself, inefficient (or lack of) supports or heavy equipment impacting the trench. Any of these can be extremely serious.
Once a trench has been excavated, it will need to be supported. The supports will depend on the surface material and the trench’s volume. For example, soil can be supported by wooden frames, whereas stone will normally require metallic supports.
Collapsed trench injuries in the UK are a lot more common than you might think. Between 39 and 54 workers are killed by a trench collapse incident every year. Many more workers are left with injuries ranging from minor to life-altering.
To prevent collapsed trench injuries, you need to conduct a risk assessment. You should make sure that your workers follow all appropriate health and safety requirements. This includes the prevention tips suggested by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Any risk assessment to prevent trench collapse injury should take a wide range of factors into consideration. These can include:
- The Surface Material.
- The Project’s Length.
- The Trench’s Width, Length and Depth.
- The Strength of Trench Supports.
- Machinery in Use.
- Nearby Groundworks.
The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety’s trench collapse preventions tips include:
- Appointed Person to Inspect the Trench Daily.
- Entry and Exit Measures for Trenches Deeper than 3-Feet.
- Ensure Ladders, are Close to Workers.
- Place Non-Essential Equipment a Safe Distance Away.
Collapsed trench injuries, whether they’re caused by equipment or subsidence, can be extremely dangerous. Some of the most common injuries can include:
- Broken Limbs.
- Head Injuries.
- Crushing Injuries.
- Asphyxiation and Suffocation.
These issues can be extremely serious and cause long-term health concerns.
It is possible for workers to die following the collapse of a trench. The weight of collapsed soil/equipment can be life threatening. If you lost a loved one following a trench collapse, you may be able to claim for wrongful death.
Dozens of workers die every year following a trench collapse. This is normally due to suffocation/asphyxiation in the trench, or injuries sustained by the soil weight. If a wrongful death has occurred, you need to pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.
If you’ve sustained any kind of injury from a collapsed trench that wasn’t your fault, then yes! Get in touch with the no-win, no-fee legal experts to see if you are eligible. The compensation you receive could help you to move on and recover.
The level of compensation that you receive following any kind of trench collapse injury will depend on the severity of your injuries. The more serious your injuries, the more compensation that you are likely to receive. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer a serious disability or health concern, then this compensation could be essential. You could use the money you receive to pay your bills while you’re unable to work, adjust your property or pay for any outstanding medical bills.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. The injuries you can suffer following a trench collapse, or any other kind of workplace accident, can cause long-term disability and impairment. The injuries can prevent you from returning to work, engaging in social activities, driving or even moving about your own home.
Even if you completely recover from the injuries, they will have put you out of work for some time. As such, claiming for the compensation that you are entitled to is essential to remain comfortable during this period. Whether you’ve suffered long-term or short-term impairment following your trench collapse injury, get in touch with our experienced team today. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation you need, whatever kind of injury you have suffered.
|Type of Trench Collapse Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Back and Shoulder Injuries.||This can range from short-term fractures to long-term nerve damage.||£6,000 to £122,350.|
|Leg and Arm Injuries.||Collapsed trench injuries often involving the crushing of arms and legs. This could cause long-term damage or short-term health effects.||£4,000 to £48,300.|
|Crushing Injuries Requiring Amputation or Permanent Immobility.||Depending on the type of material that falls on you, you might suffer serious injuries to your limbs. In the worst cases, this can lead to permanent injury and damages requiring amputation.||£76,650 to £239,140.|
|Wrongful Death||If the injuries are so serious that they lead to wrongful death, you may be able to claim on your loved one’s behalf.||Up to £300,000.|
What Kinds of Collapsed trench injuries Can I Claim Compensation For?
No matter what kind of injury you or your loved one has sustained, you may still be able to claim compensation. So long as the injury wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for any kind of workplace injury. Collapsed trench injuries can be extremely serious and cause long-term problems of all kinds.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. We can deliver a comprehensive range of legal services to help you move on with your life following a serious injury at work. When a trench collapses, it can be harmful to your health and cause long-term health concerns. Therefore, the compensation you receive might be necessary to help you move on with your life.
Important Information About Trench Collapse Injury in the UK:
- HSE: Preventing Accidents in Excavations
- NHS Choices: Compartment Syndrome
- HSE: Fatal Injuries Arising from Accidents at Work in Great Britain, 2017
For No-Win, No-Fee Trench Collapse Injury Compensation, Contact Tylers Solicitors
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can deliver a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services. We can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to following any accident at work that wasn’t your fault. Whether you’ve suffered short-term or long-term injuries following a trench collapse, our team are here to help.
We have extensive experience when it comes to all kinds of legal claims across the UK. We have helped construction workers, industry experts and the families of deceased workers to get the compensation that they need to move on with their lives. Whether you’ve lost the ability to work, drive or engage in social activities, our team are here to help. The money that you receive will help you to move on from the injury and adapt your life as required.
For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. Our professional and sympathetic team are here to help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
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