Compensation for Construction Accidents in Cyprus
The construction industry has been named the "lungs of the Cypriot economy" – it is also one of the most dangerous industries.
Frequently accidents occurring on construction sites have attracted the attention of the media in Cyprus. It is unfortunate that more commonly than not these construction work accidents take place due to the negligence of construction companies. In this area of the law we represent clients that have suffered construction accident injuries with the sole purpose of securing fair compensation for their injuries.
Below we present some important data on accidents occurring at construction sites in the European Union:
- The group most vulnerable to construction accidents are men aged 24 to 34.
- Falls (ex. from scaffolding or ladders) and defective equipment cause most accidents and injuries.
- Serious injuries occurring on construction sites are very frequent and occur that often that 10% of employees are affected.
- The reasons why construction accidents occur vary: electrocution, accidents occurring due to objects falling from heights, collisions, unsteady scaffoldings, piercings from needles, poor use of heavy machinery, equipment malfunction, even carelessness or exhaustion.
The consequences vary and can be very severe - from paralysis to skull injuries even death can occur due to construction accidents. Consequential losses are loss of salary and income – many workers need to be retrained due to the change in their career and suffer from intense psychological and emotional trauma because of their injuries.
Health and safety at work is very important in Cyprus and our legislation imposes strict duties upon the employer. If you or your loved one's have been involved in a construction accident you should immediately request from the employer to notify the authorities so that the accident it is documented.
For more information on your rights after an employment accident you may browse our employment accident compensation article as well.
Get Help for your Construction Accident Case Today
In this area of the law we work with clients that have suffered injuries due to construction accidents with the sole purpose of safeguarding their rights and claim on their behalf the maximum attainable compensation. We have assisted many victims of accidents to get the compensation they deserve. Our office has secured for many accident victims fair compensation for their continued medical care, the loss of their income and the pain and suffering they have endured due to the negligence of others.
Call us today at our law office in Nicosia at +357 22 020130 or email us for a free assessment of your road traffic accident case. If you are unable to visit us at our office we may arrange for a home or hospital visit.
Our law office is in Nicosia and we take on cases and appear before all district Courts in all cities of Cyprus, Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and Pafos.
We do not charge for the initial consultation. The decision of whether you wish to proceed is entirely yours. We will advise as to the merits of your case, the chances of success and the amount you may expect as compensation. We offer no win no fee funding agreements which means there is no financial risk to you.