Working on a building site may pose more hazards than working in an office, but with the correct health and safety precautions in place, the risk of accidents happening can be reduced. If you’ve been injured whilst working on or visiting a building site, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation from your employer. Some of the most common causes of building site accidents are health and safety mistakes which could be avoided, and if your accident could have been prevented, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
How do building site accidents happen?
There are lots of hazards lurking on the average building site, and here are some of the most common causes of building site accidents:
- Falls from height, for example from a crane, scaffolding or a roof
- Faulty equipment causing injuries, such as a broken ladder or tools
- Collapsing scaffolding, which could cause crush injuries
- Being hit by a digger or other vehicle
- Objects falling from height (such as tools) which could cause head injuries
- Facial or eye injuries from flying dust and debris
- Arm and hand injuries caused by cement mixers
- Lack of training in using specialist equipment leading to an accident
- Slips, trips and falls on uneven ground, or over equipment or tools
Those who have been injured in building site accidents will probably find they need time off work to recover from their injuries. This could mean losing out on pay, and if loss of earnings has affected you and your family, we’ll take this into account when you make a claim for personal injury compensation. In fact, you could receive a substantial settlement if you’ve suffered serious injuries, which could alleviate financial worries whilst you concentrate on making a full recovery.
Claiming compensation after a building site accident
If you’ve been injured due to one of the common causes of building site accidents, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. It’s free to call our helpline and speak to one of our expert advisors, to get answer to the questions you have about the claims process. The good news is that most personal injury claims are fairly simple and can be processed in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court. However you have been injured, our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so even if you are suffering financially after your building site accident, you can afford to make a claim for compensation.
Date Published: May 13, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton