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 site there are likely to be many people working at height at one point or another. As the buildings grow taller more and more workers will be working at height, either inside the buildings or outside with the aid of scaffolding.
This must always be done after a risk assessment has taken place, so that any risk of falling – or indeed of having another accident – can be reduced as much as possible.
How serious might a fall be?
A fall on a building site can be very serious. You are unlikely to land on anything that would break your fall with ease. With equipment, machinery and various other things sitting around, there is a chance of receiving multiple injuries regardless of the distance you might fall from.
Building site fall compensation can be paid to the injured individual in cases where other people may have been negligent. For example when you are working on a building site you will likely be employed by the person overseeing the project. They have a duty of care to make sure you and other workers are kept safe.
This includes performing risk assessments, providing protective equipment where needed and providing the appropriate training too. If any of these elements is missing and the employer (or any other person) has been negligent in some way, there could be a chance that compensation may be payable.
Looking into building site fall compensation
Suffering any type of fall on a building site can leave you with injuries that can take time to recover from. In some instances those injuries could ruin the career you were in the middle of.
It should come as no surprise then to learn that a building site fall compensation payout might be possible when proof of negligence is evident.
If you wish to learn whether this is the case for you, call Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this today on 0800 689 0500 and it won’t cost you a penny. One call might make a big difference to your future.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead