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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 industry accidents

    The building industry is known to be among the high-risk industries in terms of accident statistics. The good news is figures for accidents and fatalities have been dropping steadily over the last couple of decades. However there is still work to be done, as current statistics show. According to the Health and Safety Executive only….

    Compensation for building site injuries

    How often have you read about someone who has suffered building site injuries? While this is one of the main industries in the UK that incurs the most injuries of all sectors people work in, the rate of injuries is still very small. Along with other industries such as agriculture for example, the building and….

    Compensation for arm injuries on a building site

    Building sites are renowned for being one of the most dangerous places to work; there is lots of machinery and equipment that are dangerous to use and you must be fully trained to be able to use them safely. To add to this, building sites are very busy places, with vehicles, materials and personnel coming….

    Compensation for foot injuries on a building site

    A foot injury could involve anything from banging your little toe because you weren’t wearing shoes to having your foot crushed in machinery at work. Thankfully the majority of foot injuries will be small ones, but foot injuries on a building site could be a very different matter indeed. The average building site will be….

    Compensation for cement mixer injuries

    Have you suffered cement mixer injuries whilst working in the construction industry? Hopefully, you received proper training from your employer before operating such a hazardous piece of equipment. Cement mixer injuries can be incredibly serious and have even led to fatalities. However you have suffered, you may be able to make a claim for personal….

    Compensation for being crushed by a bulldozer

    Working in an environment such as construction site where bulldozers are used can be hazardous. It’s important that anyone operating a bulldozer has specialist training and is qualified to operate this type of machinery. Your employer should also ensure that you are competent and aware of the risks to yourself, other workers and members of….

    Compensation for disused building accidents

    You’d think that if a building was disused, there would be no reason for someone to enter it. For the most part you would be right, but this is not always the case. For example, if someone is interested in buying that building to renovate it and make it available for another use, they will….

    Can I claim for an accident as a building restorer?

    Getting the right help is essential if you have been injured. If you need to ask a question like “can I claim for an accident as a building restorer?”, then turn to Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm with more than a decade of experience helping people who have been injured through no….

    Compensation for being crushed by scaffolding

    Scaffolding poles and equipment tend to be very heavy and difficult to move. They have an important job to do in the building and construction industry, and they are often used when properties need renovating or building work done on them. Scaffolders should be properly trained in how to use and dismantle scaffolding safely, since….

    Skip injury advice

    If you have suffered as the result of an accident or injury relating to industrial or commercial skips, it is vital that you seek top-quality skip injury advice from qualified experts. The injuries associated with skips tend to involve construction sites and building projects – it is more common for construction site staff to injure….

    How to safely use wall supports

    Wall supports are used in a variety of construction, refurbishment and excavation projects. When installed correctly, they can be perfectly safe. When proper installation procedures aren’t followed, however, they can be the cause of very serious accidents. Read on to learn how to use wall supports safely to minimise the risk of accidents. What are….

    How to safely use ladders

    Ladders are a great tool for use at work, and stepladders and other ladders are used in many workplaces. Did you know that one third of fall from height accidents involve the use of a ladder? That equates to around 1,200 injuries and 14 deaths a year. But there are a number of steps you….

    The dangers of mobile platforms

    There may be times when the use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are needed on construction sites or for other engineering work, and there are a number of risks associated with the use of these mobile platforms. Here are some of the most common dangers: Overturning Falling from height Collision with other vehicles, pedestrians….

    Claim for collapsing scaffolding accidents

    Any accident involving collapsing scaffolding can result in serious consequences, especially in terms of personal injury. You might be working on the scaffolding at the time of the collapse or standing beneath it and at best may escape with minor cuts and bruises. At worst, you could suffer broken bones or head and brain injuries…..

    Scaffolding accidents: Injury risk

    Working on scaffolding carries a comparatively high risk of being injured by workplace accidents. Scaffolding-related accidents at work and injury risk When thinking about scaffolding-related accidents, most people immediately think about people falling from great heights. There are, however, many other injury risks associated with scaffolding. In addition to the possibility of workers falling off….

    Protective clothing can prevent injuries on building sites

    The UK Health and Safety Executive exists to ensure that health and safety guidelines are adhered to in all workplaces across the country and that no worker should ever have to face undue risk in the course of their daily duties. When it comes to the construction industry, the HSE have standards which must be….

    Scaffolding claims after collapse

    When scaffolding collapses it is an extremely frightening moment with the noise and turmoil that comes with it and injuries often occur. Like all accidents at work the reasons will be examined and if you have been injured then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Scaffolding claims after collapse are one….

    Have you been hurt by concrete work hazards?

    No matter where you live or work, you can look around your immediate environment and very likely see one thing – concrete. It appears in many forms, it is used in buildings and other construction work, and we would be living in a very different world without it. Yet working with this material is not….

    Top tips for using scaffolding safely

    Scaffolding is commonly used in a wide variety of building tasks and on various building sites. It enables workers to safely climb up and work at higher levels without having to use ladders. Needless to say, there is still plenty that could potentially go wrong when scaffolding is used. To avoid this, only a competent….

    How to claim building site lifting injury compensation

    When you are about to lift something, you must take every care to lift it in the proper manner. You should test the weight first to see if it is something you can lift, or whether you might need assistance to get the job done. Building sites see a lot of work done every day,….

    Compensation for builders injured at work

    According to official statistics, the construction industry accounted for nearly a third of fatal injuries in the workplace in 2014 (31%). However, this industry only has around 5% of the total workforce in Britain today. You can see there is a huge discrepancy here. The industry also accounts for 10% of major injuries caused to….

    Compensation for building industry injuries

    The building industry can be a dangerous place to work – you’re regularly working with heavy machinery and equipment, power tools and hazardous chemicals and materials. Building industry injuries often occur when employers are negligent towards staff safety, but the good news is that if you have been injured whilst working in the construction industry,….

    Compensation for risky building practices

    Most building projects are undertaken by reputable and experienced builders to ensure the best possible outcome in each case. However there are cases where things can and do go wrong. Often, risky building practices are found to have been involved in these isolated cases. This means there is the chance that the builders may not….

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