Building is one of the more challenging and potentially dangerous industries you could choose to work in. However there is no reason why the vast majority of builders should be able to work in complete safety at all times.
Health and safety laws are there for a reason, and the people you work for should always follow these laws to ensure the building site is as safe as it can possibly be every day.
An accident on a building site does have the potential to be quite serious. There are numerous potential hazards that could be present on a site like this. For example something could fall on you from a height. You might be working at height in an unsafe manner and experience a fall as a result.
On the other hand you could be given tools that are unfit for purpose and you might be injured by using them. You may also be unable to get the proper training you need to do your job safely.
Why are building sites potentially dangerous?
If you walk past a building site you will see a variety of warning signs to tell you what to expect inside. There will be various potential hazards there that everyone should be aware of. This is one of the reasons why hard hats are so important to have.
However if these hazards are managed in the proper way and risk assessments are done for various tasks to ensure the right ways of working are employed, there is no reason why we should worry about being injured in this setting. Most employers have excellent safety standards they are rightly proud of. This means they will be able to keep accidents to a minimum.
Have you had an accident on a building site?
This can be anything from a minor incident to something that could be life-changing for you. Whatever the case may be you should think about whether you are in a position to get any compensation as a result of what happened.
Proving negligence is essential in this situation. Make sure you have the ability to make a no win, no fee claim if you possibly can. You are able to do this if you have evidence of negligence – and Accident Advice Helpline might be able to help. Call 0800 689 0500 now to find out more.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen