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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

    Compensation for building demolition accidents

    Building demolitions can be dangerous if they are not carried out properly by experienced, competent contractors. Bringing down a building of multiple storeys has the potential to cause injury not only to those working on the demolition site, but to members of the public and those living or working in neighbouring buildings. In building demolition….

    How to avoid scissor lift accidents

    Scissor lifts are mobile platforms on a scissor-style mechanism which rise vertically and they can be used both indoors and outdoors. They’re usually used in the construction and maintenance industry for work at height including electrical and mechanical work, or painting and decorating, and as with any mobile elevated work platform (MEWP), they pose a….

    How to claim builders merchant injury compensation

    Shopping at a builders merchant is probably a regular part of your job if you are a self-employed tradesman or contractor, and you’re more likely to find great value deals on the everyday essentials you need to get that job done. But how often do you spare a thought for your personal safety when you’re….

    How to safely use roof props

    Roof props can be used in a variety of different situations including construction, fire & rescue missions, mining, and excavation. They are used to hold up both permanent and temporary roof structures. As such, they must always be properly installed and secured so as to prevent the collapse of sections of roof or roof-like structures…..

    Top five building site safety tips

    Sadly accidents at work can have a devastating effect on workers who can suffer injuries of varying degrees and even death. While Accident Advice Helpline can often do a great deal for people who have been victims and can advise them in making a compensation claim for a construction site injury, there are also precautions….

    Injured by falling scaffolding

    Scaffolding is used on many buildings that are undergoing construction work, renovation or cosmetic changes. Scaffolding should always be assembled by an experienced person, and there should be a second person on hand to supervise it once it has been assembled. It should also be checked regularly if being used for a longer period –….

    The consequences of using faulty ladders

    Ladders are only useful to have if they are well-constructed and safe. Even the best ladder may require some maintenance from time to time, and if this isn’t done, the ladder could end up being dangerous to use. The consequences of using faulty ladders could involve falls from a height more than anything else. However,….

    How to claim building site head injury compensation

    Building sites can be filled with potential hazards that might pose a risk to anyone working there. If all the health and safety procedures are followed in the proper manner, there should be no reason why any such dangers could crop up. However we have all read about accidents that have occurred on sites just….

    How to claim scaffold fall compensation

    Are you a construction worker who has been injured after falling from scaffolding at work? You might have broken your leg, suffered a serious back injury or even sustained a life-changing head injury after falling from height – but what can you do about it? Well, either you or a member of your family could….

    How to claim builders yard accident compensation

    Shopping at a builders yard is definitely the best way to get trade discounts and pick up all the building supplies you need, whether you’re an apprentice, contractor or self-employed tradesman. However builders yards can be dangerous places if health and safety is not taken seriously, and there have been cases where people have been….

    Scaffolding accidents: Duty of care

    Construction and scaffolding companies have a legal duty of care towards both their employees and members of the public. Breeches of this duty of care, resulting in work accidents or injuries to members of the public, could leave responsible companies liable to pay industrial injury compensation or, in cases involving individuals not employed by the….

    Compensation for labourers injured at work

    Labourers injured at work could find themselves contending with an injury that keeps them off work for a period of time. In some instances – thankfully rare but still upsetting – the life of a labourer could be completely altered as a result of the injury they suffer. There are instances where spinal injuries, head….

    Scaffolding accidents: Common injuries

    Injuries sustained as the result of scaffolding accidents can vary significantly in severity and type. Here are some of the most common injuries in accidents involving scaffolding. Common injuries from accidents at work Work accidents involving scaffolding may cause a variety of more or less serious injuries. Such injuries may include lacerations caused by wood….

    Where to get scaffolding accident compensation advice

    Scaffolding is used not only on construction sites but also when repairs are being carried out to properties – for example roof repairs or redecorating exterior woodwork. Erected properly, scaffolding is generally fairly safe, but there have been cases where scaffolding has collapsed and left workers seriously injured. If you have been the victim of….

    How to claim dangerous building site compensation

    Dangerous buildings sites aren’t just a threat to those working on them, they also pose a serious threat to visitors or members of the public living or working nearby. There have been cases where people have been seriously injured or even killed whilst visiting a building site, and whether you’re a member of the public….

    Compensation for injuries from falling rubble

    Working in construction can be dangerous, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Working for a reputable company which takes health and safety seriously means you’ll be protected whilst carrying out your duties at work. On the other hand, if you work for a firm which is negligent and doesn’t care about the health….

    Compensation for building demolition injuries

    Building demolition is specialist work which should only be carried out by qualified, competent individuals. The Health and Safety Executive produces a range of guidance for building demolition work which should reduce the risk of accidents occurring that could lead to building demolition injuries. It’s important that any contractors considering building demolition work carry out….

    Compensation for dangerous excavator activity

    Excavators can be an essential piece of equipment on many construction sites. In fact without them there would be a variety of jobs that would be very difficult to complete. In some cases people might be struggling to get things done without one or more excavators to help them. Thankfully the vast majority of those….

    Compensation for being electrocuted on a building site

    Because we are surrounded by electricity 24/7 it is very easy to take it for granted. But anyone working in an environment where they must deal with electric currents should be aware of the potential dangers. Much of the machinery that is in common usage on construction sites operates at many thousands of volts. However,….

    Where to get digger injury compensation advice

    Diggers are enormously useful on construction sites and can be used to clear large amounts of debris in a short space of time. They can also help move sand and other materials from one area to another, also much more swiftly than might otherwise be the case. While construction sites do pose risks, these are….

    How to make building site accident claims

    Building sites can be a hazardous workplace and for those of us who work or visit building sites there are often extensive safety measures to follow including wearing the appropriate site attire of high visibility jackets and hard hats, and making sure we keep to the correct pathways to avoid items falling on us from….

    Advice on claiming for building site injuries

    Building sites can be dangerous places, with scaffolding, tools and machinery all used on a daily basis. If you have been injured whilst working on a building site or even whilst visiting a building site, you could find you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Claiming for building site injuries is possible….

    Common causes of falls from ladders

    Ladders are one of the most useful tools for workmen and those on construction sites, as well as for a whole host of other jobs around the home, but they can also be very dangerous. If you’ve been injured after falling from a ladder, are you wondering who is to blame for your accident? Establishing….

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