The building industry can be a dangerous place to work – you’re regularly working with heavy machinery and equipment, power tools and hazardous chemicals and materials.
Building industry injuries often occur when employers are negligent towards staff safety, but the good news is that if you have been injured whilst working in the construction industry, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you make a claim for personal injury compensation.
We believe everybody who has been injured through no fault of their own deserves the opportunity to make a claim – which is why we offer a 100% no win, no fee service to all our customers.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Building industry injuries have the potential to be life-threatening and could include:
- Strains, sprains and broken bones sustained after a slip, trip or fall
- Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) from using vibrating machinery and equipment
- Falls from height leading to head injuries, spinal injuries and fractures
- Crush injuries after a fall, building collapse or being struck by a vehicle
- Amputation of a limb after injuries caused by heavy machinery – for example getting your hand stuck in a cement mixer
As you can see, the construction industry can be a dangerous place to work, but with proper safety precautions in place, accidents can be avoided or the risk of being injured in an accident greatly reduced.
Your employer should ensure that contractors receive training before working on site and that they are provided with PPE and safety equipment necessary to carry out their job safely.
Working at height? Then guard rails or safety harnesses should be provided to reduce the risk of a fall from height occurring.
If you’re concerned that your employer has been negligent and believe they could have done more to prevent your accident from occurring, give us a call. Over the 15 years we’ve been in business, we’ve helped hundreds of customers claim compensation for accidents in the construction industry and you can get confidential, no-obligation advice from our personal injury advisors.
Spinal injuries, head injuries and even facial injuries all have the potential to change your life and impact your ability to work in future.
If you’re unable to return to work after a fall from height on a building site or have been left disabled after being crushed by a heavy vehicle, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 – we’re here to help.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen