Construction sites are dangerous places, especially if you are on them most of the time as an employee. There are so many potential accident claims waiting to happen, which is why they have so many health and safety regulations to help prevent this.
Unfortunately slips, trips and falls do still happen on construction sites; here are 5 things that can cause injury on a construction site:
- Scaffolding – big cause of fall injuries
This is probably one of the most dangerous items you could have a fall accident involving. Scaffolding can rise up to a substantial height, so if an employee falls from this it may not be a simple accident claim as it could be fatal.
- Pipe work
On any construction site there are always pipes and wires coming out of the ground or walls. These can quite easily pose a trip or fall hazard if an employee is not aware of their surroundings.
- Wooden planks
Wooden planks are used as walkways, part of structures, foundations and the list goes on. If an employee is not looking where they are walking then these planks could cause a nasty fall injury depending on where they are.
This one may seem an obvious item but if a hole in the ground is not clearly marked out as dangerous or hazardous then a worker can potentially sustain a painful trip injury or worse from either falling down a hole or simply tripping over it.
- Work tools
One thing you need on a construction site is tools. Without tools the employees are unable to carry out most of their tasks. This means there are a lot of tools often lying about a construction site and if not tidied away straight away these could cause a trip injury.
As you can see a construction site can be a dangerous place for any employee and could potentially cause a nasty slip, trip or fall injury in many different ways.
If you have sustained a slip, trip or fall injury within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make an injury claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out how much compensation you could potentially get from your slip, trip or fall injury claim.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice