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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

    Category : Building site accident claims

    How Accidents with Scaffolding Happen


    Accidents with scaffolding are one of the most common causes of serious and fatal injuries on construction sites. Luckily, there are plenty of things workers and employers can do to prevent danger. But in order to prevent danger, we must first know where the dangers lie. This article explains how accidents with scaffolding happen. The….

    How to safely use a rubbish chute


    When working on construction projects on high floors of a building, workers need to have a way of getting rid of the large amounts of debris generated without having to manually carry it to the ground. An easy way of doing this is to use a rubbish chute, but because this involves simply throwing debris….

    Compensation for building site digger accidents


    Diggers can be extremely dangerous if they are not operated properly, and most construction sites will have at least one digger on site, usually operated by a trained professional. It’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure that anybody operating a digger has received the necessary training and holds the appropriate licence – untrained workers should never….

    Avoiding scaffolding, ladder, or trench digging accidents


    Many accidents at work can be avoided by good safety practices, common sense and by taking care. There are things, which can be done for avoiding scaffolding, ladder or trench digging accidents, which are among the most common building site accidents. For example, wearing hard hats and the correct protective clothing, including boots and gloves,….

    How to avoid cherry picker accidents


    Using a cherry picker can be dangerous as even though they move fairly slowly, you’ll be working at height. If the cherry picker crashes or the platform is clipped, you could fall or be injured. There are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself when using a cherry picker – and your….

    Where to get building site accident compensation advice


    There’s no denying that building sites can be dangerous places, particularly if you’re not a suitably qualified and trained professional. But with the right health and safety procedures in place, there’s no reason why accidents can’t be prevented, or at least the risk of accidents reduced. If you have been the victim of an accident….

    The consequences of unsafe scaffolding


    ContentsWhat might happen if the structure turns out to be unsafe?Are you recovering from injuries caused in this way?You only need to walk past a building site or a house that is being painted or having a new roof fitted to see how essential scaffolding is to a variety of building jobs. Scaffolding is typically….

    How to safely creosote a roof


    Creosote products are commonly used to protect wood against rot, fungus and decay. Although creosote was once very commonly used in the UK, it is today regulated so that only products which have been approved under the COPR (control of pesticides regulations) can now be used, and only approved professionals are allowed to use creosote…..

    Building restorer accident claim


    You may not really want to make a building restorer accident claim, but once you find out more about it then you could come to realise that it may be one of the most important things that you ever do. Consider the following questions: Were you injured through no fault of your own? Have you….

    Compensation for collapsing building work


    Can you imagine what it must be like to be inside a building when it collapses? Few of us can and indeed few of us could ever think about what the outcome would be from such an incident. For example there is the potential here for serious injuries to result from being involved with collapsing….

    Top 5 dangers of building site vehicles


    Vehicles are used on building sites for all kinds of reasons. The dangers of building site vehicles should always be borne in mind, because proper attention to the potential risks can mean accidents that would otherwise occur can be prevented. Let’s look at the main risks here, so you can understand what can be avoided…..

    Where to get forklift injury compensation advice


    Forklifts can be incredibly heavy, weighing anywhere from 2,800 pounds to over 100,000 pounds. This is why it’s so important that forklift operators are experienced and trained at operating a forklift. You’ll find these vehicles in use in warehouses, factories and other industrial settings, and provided they are operated carefully, there should be minimal risk….

    Compensation for fall injuries on a building site


    Working on a building site has always been a dangerous job as there are so many things that can go wrong on a building site, and so many accidents just waiting to happen. Building sites are incredibly busy with vehicles coming and going, machinery and equipment all over the place and an abundance of workers….

    Compensation for a fall during building work


    Building work often involves operating dangerous machinery, working at height or other tasks which could be dangerous, if proper precautions are not taken. Did you know that falls from height account for the most workplace fatalities? Luckily, most accidents can be avoided if the Work at Height Regulations 2005 are followed. If you have suffered….

    How to claim building site injury compensation


    Building sites are a hive of activity. Many builders and other workers can be taking on different tasks at the same time to ensure the building work is completed on time and on budget. It should come as no surprise then to learn that health and safety is of immense importance on any building site,….

    How to claim scaffolding injury compensation


    Scaffolding is very useful on building and construction sites. It is also used when roofing work needs to be done, or any other work where people need to get up to a certain level to be able to reach the area concerned. Anyone who erects or takes down scaffolding should be trained in how to….

    Why safety boots should be worn on building sites


    The construction industry is a dangerous place to work which is why there are various regulations that workers and managers must abide by. There are also a number of safety procedures that must be followed by everyone working or visiting a building site to ensure that an accident does not occur. Safety boots are considered….

    How to claim forklift accident compensation


    Forklifts are a great way to move pallets and heavy deliveries from A to B and they are really useful in warehouse environments – but they are not without their dangers, and they are responsible for a large number of fatalities and serious injuries in warehouses year after year. In fact, one worker in the….

    Compensation for a pedestrian building site injury


    Building sites are dangerous places due to the machinery involved, the large loads being moved from place to place and the hazardous dust and fumes. Those working on a building site should be adequately trained for the job they are carrying out and should be trained on how to spot and control potential hazards. They….

    How to claim faulty scaffolding compensation


    When was the last time you felt worried about walking underneath scaffolding? Most of us don’t give a second thought to it – but there have been cases where members of the public have been injured by damaged or collapsed scaffolding. If you have been a victim of somebody else’s negligence, Accident Advice Helpline could….

    Quarrying: One of the UK’s most dangerous jobs?


    Quarry workers are particularly exposed to the risk of accidents at work. The HSE reports that since 2000, over 3250 quarry workers have been injured at work, 27 of which were fatal. Quarry workers are twice as likely to be killed as those in construction, and thirteen times more likely than workers in the manufacturing….

    The consequences of unsafe building sites


    Working on a building site means you work in one of the more potentially dangerous industries around today. While safety standards on building sites are very good in general, there are times when things can potentially go wrong. The consequences of unsafe building sites can be very serious indeed for those who are injured as….

    Staying safe when using mobile scaffold towers


    Mobile scaffolding towers are commonly used in the construction industry, and they can help prevent falls when working at height, if used correctly. It’s vital that the right type of tower is used for the job in question, and that those erecting and dismantling the tower are trained to do so. Protecting your personal safety….

    Building site accident


    The building and construction industry is a very high risk area of employment, although it accounts for only about 5% of the people employed in the UK, it is still responsible for 10% of reported major injuries. Sometimes these injuries may not pose much of a problem at first, but more often than not they….

    Causes of building site accidents


    The causes of building site accidents are obviously varied, depending on the people and machinery involved, the location and the environment. If you have had an accident on a construction site and it wasn’t your fault, then obviously you will want to make a claim for compensation for the injuries received at the time. You….

    Outcome of building site accidents


    What is the likely outcome of building site accidents if you’re making a claim for compensation? The truth is you’ll never know unless you investigate further, and that’s why here at Accident Advice Helpline, we recommend that you get in touch with us and tell us your story. That way, we’ll be in a better….

    Health and safety to prevent building site accidents


    You would imagine that there is plenty of legislation for health and safety to prevent building site accidents, wouldn’t you? In most cases you would be right. Over the decades the HSE has worked hard to cover all eventualities, that there are laws in place that instruct building companies about health and safety at an….

    Compensation for building site accidents


    Compensation for building site accidents may be readily available if you fit the criteria that is needed to make a claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we’re happy to talk you through the process of making a claim for injuries received in a building site accident, so call us today and see what we can….

    Claiming for building site accidents


    Claiming for building site accidents is much easier than you imagine it would be, particularly if you approach us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We’re a law firm that was established in the year 2000, and since then we have helped hundreds of clients, just like you, win compensation for their construction related accidents. Tell….

    The cost of claiming for building site accidents


    The cost of claiming for building site accidents is less than you might think. If you’ve been put off making a claim for compensation after having an accident on a building site, you should talk to us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We like to ensure that everything is manageable and that includes making sure….

    Building industry accident compensation


    When you work in a job like the building industry, it is quite normal that you may suffer the odd bump and bruise here and there and accept this as part of the work. Building or labouring is a physical occupation and it is no wonder that the odd thumb gets hit by a hammer! But what….

    Builder injury compensation


    Building can be a rewarding profession whether you are involved with the construction of homes, industrial buildings of something completely different. On building sites there are many rules regarding health and safety and how to carry out various tasks with everyone involved staying safe and sound. Sometimes, however, these rules and regulations are not followed….

    Scaffold accident


    Do you need an injury lawyer? If you work in the construction industry, whether it is on a large site or for a small local building firm, you will be used to scaffolding, and probably realise the importance of it being erected correctly to avoid a scaffold accident. Building scaffolding is skill all of its….

    Scaffolding accident


    A scaffolding accident can happen at any time, often on construction sites but sometimes on repairs jobs such a roof repairs.  Anyone attempting any type of repair to a roof, or working at height on a building site should be adequately protected from a scaffolding accident. Scaffolding is only ever meant to be temporary, to….

    Claim for injury at a building site


    Suffered an accident and need to claim for injury at a building site? Suffered an accident and need to claim for injury at a building site? Are you looking to be compensated for this building site injury? If you arel ooking for compensation for an injury at a building site, perhaps you were visiting a building site….

    Compensation for scaffolding accident


    If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident and you want to get compensated for it, there are things that you should refrain from doing because they can hurt your claim.  When you’re trying to get compensation for scaffolding accident, you may inadvertently do things that might make it impossible for you to get….

    Compensation for a Scaffolding Fall


    Where do you claim for compensation for a scaffolding fall or a similar construction site accidents? Accident solicitors are specialists in dealing with personal injury claims. Not every law firm handles injury claims for construction site accidents and not every solicitor deals with injury claims either. You may have to contact quite a few law….

    Claim for a ladder accident


    When you have been injured at work while using a ladder, one of the things that you want to do is to find the right solicitor to help you.  But how do you find someone that is going to be good for your case? There are a lot of solicitors who would be glad to….

    Seeking compensation for scaffolding falls


    Construction is one of the most dangerous types of work that anyone can do and that is why many workers often have to consider seeking compensation forscaffolding fall. But this doesn’t have to be the case.  The truth is that a lot of accidents which have to do with scaffolding can be avoided if the….

    Compensation for a Ladder Accident


    How to find out if you are entitled to compensation for a ladder accident Mention ladders and people of a certain age will immediately think of George Formby cleaning windows. Unfortunately, working with ladders can be dangerous and it only takes one person not to follow Health and Safety procedure and a serious accident can….

    Compensation For A Scaffolding Injury


    Compensation for a scaffolding injury may be possible Compensation for a scaffolding injury may be possible under the following conditions: The scaffolding injury took place within the last 3 years The scaffolding injury occurred due to some other person’s fault This scaffolding injury meant that medical help was needed Under the above circumstances, it could be….

    Injury at building site


    Of all the unfortunate accidents that happen to people, suffering an injury at building site locations can be one of the most serious and the most traumatic. There are lots of things about building work which can make it quite dangerous, especially when compared to sedentary office work. If you have sustained an injury at….

    Building site accident claims


    Whether you are employed on a building site as a foreman or a labourer, you’re probably aware of the many risks that come with your job. Whilst some risks are obviously acceptable and there are steps you can take to stay safe at work, there may be time when you are put at risk of….

    Building accident claims


    Building accident claims are a part of every working day at a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. Despite a raft of safety legislation and guidance there are still too many serious accidents in the construction industry and some will lead to building accident claims. Many could have been prevented if safety equipment was provided….


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