Building sites are a hive of activity. Many builders and other workers can be taking on different tasks at the same time to ensure the building work is completed on time and on budget. It should come as no surprise then to learn that health and safety is of immense importance on any building site, regardless of its size.
Some people have managed to win building site injury compensation because they have been injured while working on the site. This may happen if it can be proven that someone else caused an accident to occur in which one or more individuals were hurt.
Examples of typical accidents that might potentially occur
If you walk past a building site you should see everyone on that site wearing a hard hat. If you are working on a building site and you are not provided with a hard hat, this could open the way for you to be hurt.
Similarly any other personal protective equipment you require to do your job should be provided for you if you are employed by the people in charge of the site.
Injuries may happen in falls from height, while operating machinery or simply while working on the site in some other way. Even if you are working safely with the proper equipment and you know how to use it, someone else might make a mistake that could potentially put you in danger.
Working out whether you could claim building site injury compensation
If you’ve worked on a building site and been injured, or you have even been walking past one and been hurt by something falling on you, you may have an opportunity to claim building site injury compensation.
While building sites are generally quite safe, they are among the more potentially-dangerous workplaces anyone could work in. As such there are situations in which workers have been injured, either in a minor way or more seriously. In either case there could be a chance to get compensation for those injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide no-obligation advice if you are in a situation where you might be entitled to compensation. If you wish to take advantage of our advice, call us on 0800 689 0500 free of charge now. You could have some answers within the next few moments, thanks to our experienced and friendly team of advisors.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead