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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common claims from building sites

    Building sites are highly dangerous places to be, and construction site accidents are not only fairly frequent, they are often also the cause of serious, even fatal injuries at work.

    Common construction site incidents

    The most common types of building site accidents include falls from height (scaffolding; ladders; raised parts of buildings); slips, trips and falls and injuries by electrocution. These are followed closely by injuries by falling objects, debris or materials or getting caught between materials or objects, as well as injuries by fire or explosions. Overexertion; machinery-related accidents (caused by errors; faulty equipment or misuse); accidents involving workers being hit by a vehicle and trench collapses are also fairly common causes of building site injuries.


    Building site employers have a legal duty to protect workers against work injuries by providing well maintained equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and training in safe working and safety procedures.


    Workers are in turn required to protect their own safety and that of others by using equipment and materials as instructed; following safe working procedures; wearing provided PPE and generally behaving in a manner that does not put others at risk of sustaining injuries on a building site.

    Building site incidents

    Should the unexpected happen and you are injured on a construction site through no fault of your own (because your employer or another employee was negligent; made a mistake or behaved inappropriately), you could be eligible to make a construction accident claim.

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    Compensation claims

    Injuries sustained by building site accidents caused by someone else within the past three years entitle the injured individual to claim for industrial injury compensation. While no amount of money will ease the pain and suffering caused by a workplace injury, it may help to ease the financial burden placed upon the individual and his family. Claiming for compensation may also help to improve working conditions and prevent future accidents at work if, for example, the accident was caused by unsafe work procedures; defective equipment; lack of PPE or inadequate training.

    How to claim

    Get more detailed information on when and how to claim by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. Our law firm specialises in work injury claims and has a team of in-house solicitors with years of experience in this field. Call our confidential freephone number now on 0800 689 0500 to get your claim for compensation started with the help of one of our highly skilled individuals.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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