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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

    Common accidents on construction sites

    It’s easy to see why working in the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous professions out there. With dangerous equipment and heavy objects everywhere, as well as the physical aspects of the job, buildings sites are considered more dangerous than any other working environment. This does not mean that construction workers should expect to be injured, however. Employers should always provide adequate training and the protective gear which keeps injury to a minimum.

    Falls and falling objects: The most common injuries on a building site

    Due to the heights at which construction workers often have to work, and the use of sometimes-unstable scaffolding and narrow platforms, it’s no surprise that falls are the most common accident on building sites. The second most common accident is workers being injured or crushed by a falling object. Additionally, construction workers are also at risk of tripping over, which can result in serious injury when dangerous equipment is involved. If dangerous chemicals or irritants are being used in the construction process, rashes, burns, and eye injuries can be caused. Vehicles can cause injury, either by directly crushing people, or by bumping into heavy objects which crush people. Finally, the loud noises on a building site can cause serious hearing loss over a long period of time.

    It’s clear that a building site is a minefield of dangers, but as long as all safety standards are adhered to, workers are adequately trained, and the proper gear and procedure is used for every situation, no construction worker should have to suffer injury as a result of his or her profession.

    What to do if you have been injured at work

    If you have been injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. This includes being injured as a result of not being given the proper safety equipment, having to use faulty or old equipment, not being given the proper training on using any dangerous piece of equipment, or being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you’d like to discuss your situation with a professional advisor, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. The line is open 24 hours a day. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in helping victims of others’ negligence receive the compensation they are legally entitled to. We are personally endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, and have been helping others just like you for over thirteen years.

    Date Published: November 17, 2013

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    Author: David Brown

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