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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 : Construction accident claims

    Construction site accidents


    Given the nature of the work and machinery involved, it’s of little surprise that construction commonly troubles the upper echelons of lists compiling industries which see the most accidents occurring. Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that while construction accounts for only 5% of employees in Britain, construction site accidents make up….

    How to claim construction site injury compensation


    Have you suffered injuries whilst working on a construction site? Or maybe you have been injured whilst visiting a building site – didn’t you get issued with safety boots and a hard hat? Construction sites can be dangerous places if health and safety is not a priority, and it is up to the site owners….

    Compensation for building construction accidents


    The construction industry is known for being one of the most challenging industries around today with regard to health and safety. While the majority of building and construction sites are perfectly safe to work on, the incidence of accidents on these sites is higher than it is in many other industries people work in. As….

    Architect injury advice


    To get the best architect injury advice that you can after a bad accident, you can contact the specialists at Accident Advice Helpline. We give free advice about your eligibility to make an accident claim and can support you with no-win, no-fee*** legal representation. There is general advice about making an accident claim on our….

    Compensation for JCB loading shovel accidents


    A loading shovel may not be familiar to everyone, but it will be familiar to those who work in areas where these vehicles are regularly in use. A loading shovel is essentially a vehicle that has a shovel on the front that can be operated by the driver. In doing so the shovel can pick….

    What is CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety)?


    CLOCS, or Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety, is an initiative backed by Transport for London which aims to protect cyclists and other vulnerable road users from harm on the road. The initiative first came into being when a TfL report was published suggesting that more should be done to prevent road accidents between members of….

    Injuries you could sustain as a bricklayer


    ContentsBricklayer injuriesSmall or significant injuriesBricklaying is one of those jobs that looks incredibly easy. In reality, those who are fast and good at the job have usually been doing it for many years. While bricklaying would seem like a fairly straightforward job, it doesn’t come without potential risks and the chance that an accident or….

    Where to get construction injury compensation advice


    As you can imagine, working on a building site can be dangerous. There are power tools, heavy machinery, hand tools and of course the risks of working at height to contend with on a daily basis, but that doesn’t mean that accidents are inevitable. In fact, with the right attitude to health and safety, most….

    When can you make a construction accident claim?


    A construction site can be an incredibly dangerous workplace, with a high probability of accidents. The fact that thousands of construction workers are injured each year on building sites in the UK alone is a testament to the inherent risks of working in the construction industry. Construction accidents are prone to happen, regardless of how….

    Common accidents on construction sites


    It’s easy to see why working in the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous professions out there. With dangerous equipment and heavy objects everywhere, as well as the physical aspects of the job, buildings sites are considered more dangerous than any other working environment. This does not mean that construction workers should….

    How to safely saw a piece of wood by hand


    A handsaw can be used for a variety of construction projects or home improvements including woodworking. Handsaws are best used for cutting pieces of wood and precise shapes – they give you more control to ensure the perfect end result in terms of size and shape. Safely sawing a piece of wood It is important….

    Construction site and building site accident compensation claims


    If you’ve been injured on a construction or building site then you could make a claim for compensation – this will usually be slightly different to a personal injury claim. As an employee or contractor, your employer or the site manager has a duty to keep you safe whilst you are at work and they….

    Construction site accidents: Faulty lifts/hoists


    In recent decades, hoists and lifts have contributed to safe and successful lifting operations. However, failures in this kind of equipment can potentially cause very serious injuries in the workplace. What can I do to reduce the chance of an injury or accidents from a faulty lift/hoist in the workplace? There are a number of….

    The CITB – SMSTS Site Manager training course


    CITB stands for the Construction Industry Training Board. It has been in existence ever since 1964 and works diligently to provide a wide range of training courses for individuals working in all manner of different roles in the construction industry. The CITB training known as SMSTS refers to the Site Management Safety Training Scheme. The SMSTS….

    The consequences of cowboy builders


    Everyone is aware of the term ‘cowboy builders’. These are the kinds of builders you hope never to come across, and you would certainly never want to hire them. Unfortunately, you may find yourself duped by cowboy builders who seem nice to begin with, only to cut corners and fail to follow health and safety….

    Digger driver accident claim


    If you have suffered an accident while driving a digger, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a successful digger driver accident claim. Since being established over a decade ago, we have won numerous cases for our clients, helping them get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. You can trust us with your….

    The CITB Training – SSSTS Site Supervisor training course


    The Construction Industry Training Board has been in business for many years, supporting the construction industry and providing outstanding quality courses and qualifications to help keep the industry as safe as possible. One of these courses is known as the SSSTS Site Supervisor course. This is short for Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme. As the….

    Who’s to blame for my construction injury?


    Construction sites can be a dangerous place, but provided your employer pays attention to health and safety, they don’t have to be. If you have been injured whilst working on a building site and you’re worried somebody else is at fault for your accident, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation, however you….

    Injuries you could sustain as a roofer


    Roofers work in demanding circumstances and it goes without saying they could potentially be in danger if the proper rules are not followed at all times. Health and safety is particularly vital to be aware of if you work in this role, since you will be working at height for much of the time. As….

    Construction workers – safety tips


    Working in construction can be a dangerous job, and there are a number of hazards that construction workers face on site. Here are some of the most common: Falling from height Slips or trips Lifting heavy loads Injuries from hand tools Inhaling dust Exposure to dangerous substances Falling objects Vibrating tools or machinery The principal….

    What is Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS)?


    The Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety report (CLOCS) was first published in February 2013 by the Transport Research Library in order to address the number of cyclist fatalities and serious injuries caused by heavy goods vehicles. The report was devised as a result of research which showed that between 2008 and 2013, a large number….

    Making your construction site safe for all


    As working environments go, few offer such a range of potential threats as a construction site. Accidents at work within this particular setting tend to have expensive consequences in terms of products, equipment and manpower. Though there has been a significant reduction in the number of construction site accidents in the last 20 years or….

    Compensation for being hit by a JCB


    What is the first thing you think of when the name JCB comes up? If you’re like most people you probably think of diggers or similar vehicles used for commercial and construction purposes. The name JCB is commonly-used to refer to these types of vehicles even when they are not made by JCB as well…..

    Types of injuries you could sustain from a construction accident


    When it comes to accidents and being hurt there are many types of injuries you could sustain from a construction accident. Whatever the nature of the injury, however, you could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim if the accident was not your fault. Accident Advice Helpline, as a law firm dealing specifically….

    The cost of claiming for a construction accident


    If you have been injured in an accident in the workplace and it wasn’t your fault, you will want to know if you can make a personal injury claim. If you have been hurt whilst carrying out construction work, you will want to know more about the cost of claiming for a construction accident. Accident….

    Claiming for a construction accident


    Have you been the victim of an accident that was not your fault? More importantly, could that accident have been avoided if only others around you had taken more care? Did you sustain your injuries on a building site? If you did and you want to know more about claiming for a construction accident, then call….

    How you could become involved in a construction accident


    There are thousands of people who set off to work every day of the week, unaware that it could be the day they could be injured through no fault of their own. Having gone through your normal daily routine you probably don’t consider how you could become involved in a construction accident. Accident Advice Helpline is….

    Your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from having a construction accident


    As an employee working on a construction site, you have the right be as safe as is humanly possible during the execution of your duties. It doesn’t matter if you are a manager, supervisor or a general labourer working on site, it is your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from having a construction accident. We….

    Work injury on a construction site


    Have you suffered a work injury on a construction site? By law your employer has a duty of care to ensure you absolute safety and to prevent any work injury on a construction site or within working premises, you can usually be eligible for compensation if your employer’s negligence has caused your accident and this….

    Construction injury lawyer


    Construction injury lawyer – how can they help? Construction workers usually run the risk of serious injury throughout the period that they are working. Construction sites generally consist of girders being supported by a few wires, large blocks of concrete being moved here and there and on a general note, there are a number of….

    Construction Injuries on a Worksite


    Did you sustain construction injuries on a worksite? Did you sustain construction injuries on on worksite and you now want to get compensated for these injuries? When you are at your place of work, it is the duty of your employer to take care of your safety. If something goes wrong and you meet with an accident, you….

    Construction site injuries


    If you work on a building site, or do any other sort of physical labour, the chances are that you or someone you know has fallen prey to construction site injuries. The reasons for this are obvious: there is often lots of potentially dangerous equipment being used, a lot of the work takes place at….

    Construction site accidents at work


    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 incurred due to construction site accidents at work. Sometimes these injuries may not pose much of a problem….

    Construction accidents lawyer


    The best place to go if you need a construction accidents lawyer If you or someone you know has been injured whilst working on a building site, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to receive the injury compensation you’re entitled to. Why seek justice? Recent decades have seen a steady decrease in construction site accidents, and….

    Construction accidents solicitor


    Are building sites getting safer? Will there still be a call for a good construction accidents solicitor in the future? A construction site is one of the most dangerous workplaces. Despite strict HSE (Health & Safety Executive) guidelines, there are still higher than average accident rates for most types of injury. It is no wonder there is….

    Making a construction accident claim


    Take the headache out of making a construction accident claim for compensation In the UK alone, many of the injuries that result in time off from work actually happen at work, and if you work in the construction industry then the risk of injury is significantly higher. If you have sustained an injury at work that….

    Construction accident law


    Stay safe in the workplace and know your rights When it comes to construction accident law regarding health and safety in the workplace, you can quickly become overwhelmed by the amount of information you will be required to remember. Regardless of whether you’re an employer, employee or contractor, there are certain regulations that are put in….

    Claim with construction accident lawyers


    In a physically demanding job like construction even the slightest injury can be life altering. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, claim with construction accident lawyers such as Accident Advice Helpline. Whether you have been involved in electrocutions, ladder injuries, defective machinery, malfunctioning tools and injuries from the collapse of….

    Construction accident claim solicitor


    Despite improvements in construction site safety in recent years, construction sites can still be dangerous places to work. According to the Health & Safety Executive, over half a million working days are lost each year as a result of injuries on construction sites. Injuries on construction sites can arise from a number of sources, including:….

    Construction accident claims


    Many people involved in accidents that were not their fault had never even considered the possibility of being injured until their accident happened. This is not really surprising; most of us go about our daily lives trying to be as careful as we can and also trying to ensure we are not responsible for hurting….

    Accidents on construction sites


    Accidents on construction sites There was an incident where a worker was inflicted with burns and singeing after an accident whilst at work. The injured man was using a large mechanical drill when he suddenly hit cable beneath the pavement. This sent a huge volt of electricity through the drill and up onto the man,….

    Construction injuries


    Construction injuries can be very serious indeed. There are so many hazards on a construction site, including: Faulty scaffold Delivery vehicles Heavy plant and equipment Unfinished electrics Lack of safety rails These are just a few of the dangers construction workers face every day they are on site. They all have to go through a….

    Accidents in construction


    Accidents in construction There was an incident where a worker was inflicted with burns and singeing after an accident whilst at work. The injured man was using a large mechanical drill when he suddenly hit cable beneath the pavement. This sent a huge volt of electricity through the drill and up onto the man, causing….

    Construction injury claims


    It is widely recognised that the construction industry is a particularly dangerous sector in which to work. Sadly, this is reflected in the high number of reported accidents and fatalities. The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for advising on and enforcing Health and Safety laws and regulations on building sites. They have produced detailed….

    Construction accident


    Every year in the UK, the construction industry gives rise to deaths, serious injuries and construction accident claims. The industry is aware of this and has made huge improvements in health and safety over the last decade. The equipment used in construction is continually evolving and being developed and new equipment is appearing on construction….

    Construction site accident injury


    Have you had a construction site accident injury? A lot of people are finding that they get injured at work, even when they work at a place that they expect to be safe. But there are some places that people expect accidents and injuries to happen. One of the places that is the most dangerous….


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