Did you know that falls from height are the main cause of workplace fatalities in the UK? Whilst work at height should be avoided wherever possible, if you work in the construction industry then it’s likely that working at height will be necessary at some point.
But your employer should provide you with the training and safety equipment you need to stay safe, whether you’re working at height or at ground level.
Accidents in the construction industry could leave workers seriously injured, and if you have suffered as a result of an accident at work, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation, on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Just make sure you contact us within three years of your accident, as there’s a time limit in place to make a claim.
What accidents could happen?
You might be wondering what kind of accidents in the construction industry are the most common. Here are a few examples:
- Fall from height, such as falling off a roof or from scaffolding
- Slip, trip or fall
- Struck by falling objects such as tools or paint pots
- Injured by faulty machinery and equipment, like a cement mixer or drill
- Hit by a vehicle, perhaps a digger or forklift truck
- Building collapse, for example during a demolition
- Scaffolding collapse, if scaffolding is overloaded or not properly erected
As you can imagine, any of these accidents could lead to serious injury, but many of them could be avoided if proper precautions are taken by those in charge. Hiring qualified, competent contractors, providing training, ensuring safety equipment is provided and carrying out risk assessments before work commences could all prevent you from being injured in an accident.
If you’re a construction worker who has suffered broken bones after a fall from height or serious injuries in a building collapse, you could be entitled to claim compensation if your employer has failed to keep you safe at work.
You could report your accident to the HSE and then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We’ve been helping workers claim compensation since 2000 and are proud to have received a recommendation from our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service.
So you can trust us to handle your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. Call today and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert personal injury advisors, so you can decide whether you want to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen