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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

    Top 3 construction tools which cause injuries

    The construction industry is one of the most dangerous, with more employees involved in work accidents than in most other fields. If you work in construction, your employer should take the necessary steps to prevent injuries, such as ensuring that you have the relevant skills to operate construction tools which cause injuries. If you have sustained injuries at work and you think your employer was to blame, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call and see if you have a viable work injury claim?

    Top 3 construction tools which cause injuries

    When you work in construction, working with tools and machinery is part and parcel of daily life. Most of the time, these tools prove hugely beneficial, and they enable you to do your job efficiently and effectively. Sometimes, however, working with tools can be dangerous. Here are some examples of construction tools which cause injuries:

    1. Power drills: working with drills can result in hearing loss and damage to the tendons. The vibrations generated by the drill can cause damage to the nerves and tendons in the hands and arms, resulting in loss of sensation, weakness and tingling.
    2. Nail guns: nail guns make short shrift of many day-to-day construction jobs, but they’re also responsible for a lot of injuries. In most cases, nail gun injuries affect the hands, but it is possible for double firing to injure other parts of the body.
    3. Saws: saws of any kind carry a high risk of injury. Sharp blades can cause deep lacerations and even loss of limbs.

    Preventing construction accidents

    If you’re a construction worker, it’s important that you follow these safety steps:

    • Always use the correct technique when operating dangerous tools and machinery
    • Use suitable personal protective equipment
    • Listen out for instructions or warnings from colleagues and site managers

    If you’re an employer, it’s your legal duty to comply with health and safety guidelines to prevent accidents on a construction site. Measures you should take include:

    • Ensuring that tools and equipment meet safety standards
    • Providing training for your workforce
    • Providing the relevant safety equipment and protective clothing and footwear
    • Carrying out regular risk assessments
    • Recording accidents and identifying ways to eliminate the risk of similar incidents

    If you’ve been involved in a construction accident, you weren’t to blame and you’d like to claim compensation for injuries caused by working with tools, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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    Date Published: May 4, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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