How often have you read about someone who has suffered building site injuries? While this is one of the main industries in the UK that incurs the most injuries of all sectors people work in, the rate of injuries is still very small.
Along with other industries such as agriculture for example, the building and construction industry can potentially still be more dangerous than other jobs however.
Most of the time building sites are perfectly safe. Indeed, if the health and safety laws are followed to the letter there should be no reason why someone is hurt while working on a building site.
There should be no way any unauthorised person should get onto the site or for anyone working there to be injured through negligence.
How can negligence cause building site injuries?
This can and does happen on occasion, although fortunately those occasions are rare. For example there are cases where people are injured because equipment or machinery they are using is not fit for purpose and has perhaps not been properly maintained.
In other situations people may not have been trained or supervised in the use of certain items of machinery. In this case it might lead to injuries that could have been prevented.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline has come across many situations where people have been injured through no fault of their own, but instead have suffered building site injuries that were found to have been caused through negligence.
The manager or owner of the site has a clear duty of care to ensure no injuries occur. They must make sure everyone working there is safe from harm.
How serious might building site injuries be?
Some people – although thankfully not very many – have been injured severely enough to not be able to return to work at all. In other cases people have been injured and been able to return to work, but they may then suffer from problems for the rest of their lives.
However, even when your injuries are minor and they are fully resolved, there is the possibility of compensation being paid to you.
All you have to do is contact Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 (our free enquiry line) to see whether you have good evidence that negligence was to blame for your injuries. Why not make that call now to see whether you could make a claim?