If you work in the construction industry, you may be more likely to suffer accidents at work than other employees. If you spend your days on site, it’s important to ask what equipment should your workplace provide on a building site?
If you’ve been injured at work as a result of your employer not providing the relevant equipment, you may have a case for work accident compensation.
What equipment should your workplace providing on a building site?
A building site can be a very dangerous place. Before you start a job, ask yourself, what equipment should your workplace provide on a building site? If you come up with equipment which has not been provided, seek advice from your employer.
It’s essential that your boss or site manager provides suitable equipment to enable you to do your job without a risk of work injuries or work-related illness.
What equipment should your workplace provide on a building site? Here are some examples:
- Eye masks and goggles
- Ladders and scaffolding equipment
- Sturdy boots
- High visibility clothing and vests
In addition, employers should also ensure that all workers have the relevant training to use machinery on site and drive construction vehicles. Accidents involving tools, machinery and moving vehicles are among the most common construction site injuries.
Claiming work injury compensation
If you feel that your employer has not adequately answered the question of, ‘what equipment should your workplace provide?’, you may wish to claim work injury compensation.
Every UK employee has a right to go to work and do their day job without putting their health and safety at risk. If your employer has flouted safety rules and you’ve been injured at work, you have a right to claim compensation.
If you have a viable work illness claim, and you wish to pursue it, your case will be passed over to one of our expert personal injury lawyers. Our team works on a no-win, no-fee basis and the majority of our clients never have to attend court proceedings. We have over 15 years of experience and our firm is endorsed by consumer rights champion, Dame Esther Rantzen.
If you’ve had a work accident in the last three years and you were not to blame, contact Accident Advice Helpline now. Our friendly advisors are waiting to take your call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice