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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

    How crushing accidents on a construction site may occur


    Statistically, construction is one of the most dangerous industries in which you can work. If you’ve been injured on a building site, and you were not to blame, you may be able to claim compensation. Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent incidents like crushing accidents on a construction site, but if you’ve been involved in an accident which resulted from somebody else’s negligence, Accident Advice Helpline could help you secure a compensation payout.

    How do crushing accidents on a construction site occur?

    Crushing accidents on a construction site are usually the result of a collision between heavy machinery and an individual. Most commonly, a person will come into contact with moving parts of machinery, for example, the arm of a crane or the digger bucket. Injuries may also occur if heavy objects fall from a height on a building site, or a structure collapses.

    Injuries that may result from a crushing accident range from life-threatening head and spinal injuries to broken bones, internal damage and cuts and lacerations.

    Safety on site

    Every employer has a duty to ensure that the workers on site are protected by health and safety measures. If a worker is injured on site, and the accident occurs because an employer failed to comply with safety measures, they will be liable for any injuries, and the individual has the right to claim compensation for a work injury. If you’ve been injured on a construction site, and you were not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a construction accident claim.

    You may be able to make a claim if you’ve been injured as a result of using faulty safety equipment. If, you’ve been provided with unsuitable safety equipment or you’ve been asked to operate machinery, for which you don’t have the relevant training you will be able to claim. If a structure has collapsed or the site should have been closed as a result of hazards beyond your control, you will not be liable for your injuries.

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    Claiming compensation

    If you’ve been injured at work in the last 3 years and you’d like to find out if you have a viable construction injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today. We have a team of highly skilled personal injury lawyers on hand to help you make a no-win, no-fee* claim with minimal hassle. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: March 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.