Often ranked in the lists of the UK’s most dangerous professions, there is no denying that construction workers are particularly vulnerable to accidents at work.
Construction: Just how dangerous is it?
While construction is typically recognised as hard-graft, a good honest way to make a living, it poses a number of risks to workers in the building profession.
According to The Guardian, the ‘construction industry is the most dangerous sector in Britain. There is no trade like it.’ To put it in context, 448 British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001. Over the same period, more than 760 construction workers have been killed on British sites.
‘And beyond the headline fatalities on building sites… last year there were 2,500 deaths due to asbestos exposure, 500 due to respirable crystalline silica exposure and 200 from diesel exhaust emissions.’
Accidents at work: The next steps
Not all accidents at work lead to fatalities, however, regardless of the severity of the injury you have sustained, you may want to seek legal advice.
In this case, if you can prove that the trauma and injury you suffered was not your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, offers specialised advice to victims of personal injury, and will advise if your claim is worth pursuing.
What information do I need?
When contacting Accident Advice Helpline, you will need to have information ready regarding your accident at work. When it happened, how it happened and why it happened. It is also helpful if you have the exact date and time of the incident, and a witness reference, where possible.
Other basic information regarding your work accident, including the name and address of the company you believe to be at fault, is also valuable and will help streamline the claims process.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in assisting victims of personal injury. Their 24/7 freephone line on 0800 689 0500, will put you straight through to their specialist advisors who will offer bespoke advice, depending on your individual accident details.
If you meet the necessary criteria, Accident Advice Helpline will process your personal injury claim and their nationwide legal team will help you win the compensation you are entitled to from the party at fault.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice