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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 building site injuries


    When it comes to accidents at work, building sites are among the most dangerous workplaces out there. If you work on a building site, there are many hazards to be wary of, including some of the most common building site injuries.

    If you are a builder and you’ve been injured at work and you were not to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline today.

    What are the most common building site injuries?

    According to the Health and Safety Executive, the most common building site injuries include:

    • Cuts and grazes
    • Bruising
    • Fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries
    • Vibration injuries, such as vibration white finger
    • Back pain
    • Occupational hearing loss

    In addition, stress and anxiety are commonly reported in people who work in the construction industry. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that 20 percent of recorded cases of illness and injury relate to stress and anxiety.

    Common building site accidents

    The types of accident which cause the most common building site injuries include:

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    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Falls from height
    • Accidents involving moving vehicles
    • Accidents caused by machinery and tools

    Preventing common construction injuries

    In order to prevent the most common building site injuries, site managers and company bosses should enforce health and safety measures. Examples include:

    • Providing safety and personal protective equipment
    • Ensuring that all members of staff have the relevant training
    • Making sure all equipment is tested on a regular basis
    • Carrying out frequent risk assessments
    • Noting down the details of every accident that is reported
    • Encouraging regular breaks
    • Providing lifting and handling training
    • Encouraging staff members to report any health and safety issues

    When is it possible to claim compensation for an accident at work?

    Work accident compensation is provided in cases where an employee has suffered work-related injuries through no fault of their own.

    If your employer has failed to provide you with the relevant safety equipment or you were injured using defective tools, for example, they should claim liability and you should be awarded work injury compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you’ve been the victim of the most common building site injuries and you are thinking of claiming compensation, Accident Advice Helpline can help.

    We have an expert team of personal injury lawyers on hand to deal with your work illness claim. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, and we do everything we can to make the process as hassle-free as possible. Most of our clients never have to go to court. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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