The construction industry is known for being one of the most challenging industries around today with regard to health and safety. While the majority of building and construction sites are perfectly safe to work on, the incidence of accidents on these sites is higher than it is in many other industries people work in.
As such there are situations where people have come to Accident Advice Helpline as a result of being involved in building construction accidents. These accidents can potentially involve a lack of training, inappropriate or poorly-maintained equipment or perhaps even working at height. There are many things that employers in the building and construction industry need to be aware of with regard to health and safety. Fortunately most of them do adhere to all the rules and regulations, but in some isolated cases the standards are not as high as they should be.
How might building construction accidents happen?
We have given some examples above, but of course the real-world incidents are very different to these. Someone might end up with broken bones or severe crush injuries as a result of a fall from height. Someone else might be injured while using machinery that is not fit for purpose. There are numerous examples that could be given in this situation, but of course it is wise to note the vast majority of employers do an excellent job in ensuring their workers are safe.
The consequences of an accident could result in a worker being hospitalised or requiring treatment for a period of time. They may also be unable to work, which could lead to a lack of funds coming in while they are recovering. As you can imagine, this can lead to tough times through no fault of their own.
Keeping the workplace safe
As you can imagine, construction sites can potentially be very dangerous. It is commendable to the employers managing these sites that very few of them witness accidents whether major or minor in nature.
We should always do all we can to keep these sites safe. If you work on a construction site and you’ve been injured in the last three years, make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now. This is the best way to ensure you get expert no-obligation advice regarding your situation so you know whether or not you could claim.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown