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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 hazards in the construction industry


    Do you work in the construction industry? Then you’ll know that it can be a dangerous industry to be employed in, but that with a little attention to health and safety, your risk of accidents can be reduced. Common hazards in the construction industry don’t have to be the cause of workplace accidents; it all depends how seriously you, your colleagues and your employer take health and safety at work. But if you have been injured whilst working in the construction industry, you could find you’re able to make a personal injury claim for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.

    How have you been injured?

    There are plenty of things that could go wrong on your average building site, and whether you work in construction or are visiting a building site, here are some of the most common hazards in the construction industry:

    • Scaffolding – if not properly erected or if overloaded, this could collapse, causing a fall from height and crush injuries
    • Falls from height – you could fall from scaffolding boards, through a window or from a roof
    • Faulty machinery or tools such as a faulty cement mixer, which could cause serious arm/hand injuries or a faulty drill
    • Objects falling from height, for example from a roof or scaffolding, and hitting people walking below
    • Heavy vehicles such as diggers and forklifts, which could hit you or run you over
    • Overhead power cables, which could cause electric shock if you hit them whilst operating a crane, cherry picker or other vehicle

    Injuries sustained whilst working in construction could range from minor cuts and bruises to serious, life-changing spinal or head injuries. But you don’t need to have suffered severe injuries to be eligible to claim personal injury compensation, despite what you may have heard. Even if you’ve sustained minor injuries you could still make a claim if your employer is at fault.

    Get in touch today, don’t delay

    If you’re ready to make a 100% no win, no fee* claim or you simply need some more advice after your accident, give Accident Advice Helpline a call. We’re all too aware of common hazards in the construction industry; we’ve been helping workers claim compensation since 2000. It’s free to call us and there’s a three-year time limit to make a claim, so pick up the phone and dial 0800 689 0500 today. Our team of expert advisors are here to offer confidential advice, and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, so you have nothing to lose.

    Date Published: May 30, 2016

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    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Construction accident claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.