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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 trip injuries on a building site


    Building sites are filled with hazards, from moving vehicles to power tools, but you’ll find that trip injuries on a building site are one of the most commonly reported types of injury. We have helped hundreds of workers and members of the public claim personal injury compensation for trip injuries on a building site since….

    Compensation for bulldozer accidents


    Bulldozers can weigh between 8 and 104 tonnes, depending on their category, and even 8 tonne bulldozers have the potential to cause serious injury in the case of bulldozer accidents. Here are a few examples of the types of bulldozer accidents that you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for: A bulldozer rolling….

    How to claim dumper truck driver injury compensation


    Whether you work in the construction industry or even sanitation, you may be asked to drive a dumper truck – but it’s important that you only do so if you hold the appropriate licence. Dumper trucks weigh many tons and as a result they can put their drivers at risk of serious injury if they….

    How to claim dangerous scaffolding compensation


    Whether you’re a builder, roofer or member of the public, chances are you will come into contact with scaffolding at some point. We’ve all been there, crossing the road and walking underneath scaffolding without a thought for our own safety – but did you ever stop to think that you could be injured by faulty….

    Compensation for injuries caused by a building demolition


    Building demolition is specialist work that is carried out by qualified, competent contractors. Yet carried out incorrectly, or by incompetent contractors, a building demolition could go wrong, causing horrific injuries or even fatalities to workers and members of the public. Suffering injuries caused by a building demolition could leave you permanently disabled or unable to….

    How to avoid accidents on building sites


    Every day, a number of people working in all kinds of different trades go to work on building sites. These can be quite dangerous to work in, as you can guess, but in reality most potential accidents on building sites are entirely preventable. Good health and safety measures are normally in place in a variety….

    Common causes of building site accidents


    Working on a building site may pose more hazards than working in an office, but with the correct health and safety precautions in place, the risk of accidents happening can be reduced. If you’ve been injured whilst working on or visiting a building site, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation from….

    Common causes of scaffolding accidents


    If you work in the construction industry, sooner or later you will find yourself working on scaffolding, at height. Whilst scaffolding doesn’t have to be dangerous, there is the potential for accidents to occur at any time, and so it pays to be aware of your own safety. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that….

    Top 5 dangers of manual labour


    Manual labour can be very physically demanding. It also has the potential to lead to injuries if the proper rules and regulations aren’t in place. Some of the dangers of manual labour are mentioned below, in our top five list of issues that could occur. Examples of potential risk areas Manual handling injuries. This refers….

    How to claim building site fall compensation


    A fall can occur in a variety of circumstances and it does not have to involve falling from a great height either. A lot may depend on what you fall onto and how you fall. Clearly, landing on your feet is better than landing on anything else, especially if you fall head-first. On a building….

    How to safely use hoists and slings


    When materials need to be moved from one area of a construction site to another, hoists and slings are often used to transport the load. This can be a dangerous process, especially in windy conditions or when using worn equipment. For this reason, there are certain safety procedures which must always be followed when using….

    How to safely remove dust and fumes from a worksite


    Dust and fumes should never be considered acceptable on a worksite. Even when they are not considered toxic or dangerous to human health, they can still be very irritating to the eyes and lungs. If the particles are large, they can cause miniscule scratches which combine to create a larger health problem. They can also….

    Injuries you could sustain while labouring


    Labouring on a building site might be a tough, physical job, but it doesn’t need to be dangerous. It’s up to your employer to ensure that you’re safe at work. This includes things like providing you with personal protective equipment (PPE) to enable you to carry out your job safely, ensuring you have the necessary….

    Compensation for personal injury on a building site


    Do you work on a building site? Have you ever stopped to think of the risks of personal injury on a building site that you face every day? Unfortunately, if you have already been injured whilst employed on a building site, it may be too late to take precautions, but at any rate it’s up….

    Labourer injury advice


    Have you been involved in an accident and are you now looking where to find labourer injury advice? Has the accident left you unable to work? Perhaps it has resulted in severe physical or psychological injuries with a harmful effect on your daily life. You may also have the worry of not knowing when you….

    Who’s to blame for my scaffolding accident?


    Scaffolding doesn’t have to be dangerous. When erected properly, it’s safe to use at work and can be found on construction sites and buildings across the country. If you’re a labourer, chances are you have worked on scaffolding at some point, and if you have been injured, you may well have found yourself wondering, “Who’s….

    Who’s to blame for my building site fall?


    Working on a building site can be hazardous, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 says that work at height should only take place when absolutely necessary – but if you’re working on a building site, it’s likely you will need to spend some of your time working….

    Where to get manual labour injury compensation advice


    Being employed as a tradesman is hard work, no doubt about it. Whether you work as a plumber, a joiner or a builder on a construction site, manual labour is physically exhausting, and there’s always the risk of accidents occurring. When you’re working with power tools and other equipment that has the potential to cause….

    Top 5 dangers of working with ladders


    We’ve all heard of accidents that have occurred while people were using ladders. The dangers of working with ladders are usually all too obvious, but you may not be aware of them all. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the main dangers to be alert to. Possible dangers of working with ladders Falls. The higher up….

    What to do if you were hurt on a building site


    We see signs outside building sites that warn us they are not to be used as playgrounds. They seem very attractive to children, of course, and it is easy to see why. However, building sites can potentially be dangerous for adults too – even to those who work on them and are aware of all….

    Compensation for building site accidents


    Every now and then you might read something in the news about building site accidents. Minor accidents are never reported in the mainstream news but when one or more builders are seriously injured or even killed as a result of something that goes wrong, you will almost certainly get to read about it. In these….

    Compensation for building renovation injuries


    While some buildings are constructed from scratch, others are renovated to ensure they can have a new life. The process of renovation may require all kinds of duties to be undertaken, from working on a roof to putting in new stud walls and relaying floors. This merely scratches the surface – there are many other….

    Scaffolding accidents: The legal regulations


    According to HSE guidance (http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/scaffoldinginfo.htm) and UK government legislation (Work at Heights Regulations 2005; http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/735/contents/made), scaffolding must be erected and worked on by properly trained personnel only in order to prevent scaffolding accidents. Some types of scaffolding must be specifically calculated and designed to ensure the public and workers’ health and safety. Adequate measures to….


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