Building Site Accident Claims

In cases where you are involved in a building site accident that was not your fault, there may be a legal remedy. This legal remedy, you can seek by way of a building site accident claim.

Common Building Site Accident Injuries

Being involved in a building site accident, as an employee can be a traumatic experience, especially if you have suffered any personal injuries. The most common injury claims that can occur after a building site accident are:

Employer’s Duty of Care

Employers have a duty to ensure safety standards are met in the workplace. These in theory should help to minimise the amount of building site accidents.

The duties of an employer include:

  • Managing activities in a way which prioritises health and safety.
  • Providing the correct training and protective equipment to employees.
  • Ensuring that the working environment is suitable for the work that is to be carried out.
  • Ensuring that any equipment needed is in a good working condition.

A breach of these duties by the employer can lead to accidents. If an employee has sustained an injury and it is found that it was caused by employer negligence then the employer is likely to be found liable.

Common Building Site Accident Claims

It is essential to take all necessary safety precautions on a building site as their nature present challenges to working safety on a daily basis. Building sites have the highest injury rates of all working environments by a considerable margin. Employers of building sites have a responsibility to ensure that the best possible safety procedures are carried out and followed. An employer is accountable for safety hazards causing personal injury to an employee.

The most common building site accident claims are:

What do I do if I’m involved in an accident on a building site?

Following a building site accident, there are a number of steps you should follow:

  • Seek medical attention
  • Report the accident
  • Identify any witnesses
  • Document the incident
  • Speak to a building site accident claims solicitor

Case Settlement

If you are to proceed with a building site accident claim you may be entitled to claim compensation for the accident and added expenses you may have incurred. These claims are called damages.

General Damages

General damages are non-financial damages such as pain and suffering and/or physical and emotional injuries following a building site accident.

Special Damages

Special damages are out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the building site accident, for example, loss of earnings (if you are out of work), medical bills, and added travel costs as a result of the accident (for example, travel to and from the hospital). Learn more about Special Damages. 


At Tracey Solicitors, we make law accessible to all – regardless of your knowledge or experience with the claims process. For more information and a confidential discussion on your building site accident, phone 01 649 9900 or email to tell us about your case, where you can speak with a member of our team straight away. We give legal advice in Russian. If you need legal help, call us 01 649 9900 or email to

Tracey Solicitors
16/17 St. Andrew Street
Dublin 2

T: 01 649 9900 – Reception


*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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