If you ever walk past a building site you’ll see a variety of notices warning you that no unauthorised personnel should enter the site without permission. Furthermore you’ll notice hard hats must always be worn.
There is also the requirement to meet a variety of other conditions, and these are all in place to minimise the odds that accidents on a building site may potentially occur.
Building sites can be hazardous because so many different jobs are going on at once. In these situations there are people who are doing all manner of things – operating heavy machinery, building walls, working on a roof, and so on. The more you think about it, the more reason there is to ensure all health and safety rules are always followed by those who are on the site.
Why can accidents on a building site occur?
They usually happen because there has been a lack of attention to health and safety regulations. While the vast majority of building sites are as safe as they can possibly be, there are occasions where standards can potentially slip. When this is the case someone might suffer an injury that could have a real effect on their life.
The experts working at Accident Advice Helpline have come across situations like this before. They have come across incidents related to them by the people who have suffered injuries on a building site – incidents that might leave those individuals off work for a period of time. If negligence led to the incident taking place to begin with, this can be a problem for those involved.
How might negligence play a part?
Every employer or manager of a building site has a duty of care to all those working on the site. They must be kept safe and free from harm, and if those in charge follow the health and safety regulations this should not be a problem.
If this doesn’t happen there could potentially be a greater chance that some kind of accident could happen. If this is the case one or more people could be hurt through no fault of their own, but instead through the fault of someone else.
Learning whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim can be tricky. Trying to work things out yourself is difficult at times. Fortunately the team at Accident Advice Helpline is able to step in to ensure you don’t have to miss out.
Call us now on: 0800 689 0500 – this is a completely free number to call.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Building site accident claims