Bricklaying might look incredibly easy, but this is usually the result of many years’ worth of training and experience. The one thing a novice bricklayer has in common with an experienced brickie, however, is the requirement to work in safe surroundings. This is part of health and safety and every bricklayer should be able to get on with their work without fear of being involved in a serious accident of some kind.
You might wonder how an accident could happen to a bricklayer. They can work on building and construction sites as well as in smaller areas where work is required to build a new garden wall, for example. In both cases health and safety is just as important though, especially when it comes to preventing accidents of all kinds.
Health and safety
Sometimes a bricklayer will have to work at height, particularly when they are involved in constructing a new building. In this case they should have received appropriate work at height training in the use of ladders and other equipment. Their employer should also ensure they have all the appropriate equipment they need. For example the bricklayer will have to carry bricks up to a higher level, or to wherever they happen to be working. They must be able to do this safely so there is no danger of potentially being hurt by lifting too much or by trying to lift things without the proper equipment.
Bricklayer injury compensation can help soften the blow of an injury suffered because of the negligence of another person. Sometimes this will be the employer, who may have neglected to do a risk assessment or provide the proper equipment to their bricklayers to ensure they can work in safety.
Can you claim bricklayer injury compensation?
It might be difficult to tell at first, especially if you have no experience of making a claim like this. That’s why so many people who receive injuries at work tend to call Accident Advice Helpline. We have years of experience in dealing with a variety of claims just like these. Once you know you can rely on us for no-obligation advice, it becomes a lot easier to see where you stand.
Why not call 0800 689 0500 to get in touch with us today? This is by far the best way to see if you could claim compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead