Can you imagine what it must be like to be inside a building when it collapses? Few of us can and indeed few of us could ever think about what the outcome would be from such an incident. For example there is the potential here for serious injuries to result from being involved with collapsing building work if it is going on. Even if you are outside the building you might still get caught up in the fallout if it collapses.
While incidents such as these rarely occur, they are not completely unheard of. Whenever they do happen it is often the case that health and safety laws have not been properly followed and there has been some degree of negligence involved in what has happened.
Why would collapsing building work happen?
We have already touched on the reasons but to be honest there are cases where people are unfortunate enough to hire builders that do not have the experience to do the job properly. Thankfully very few ‘cowboy builders’ actually exist, but if you were unlucky enough to hire one of them to undertake some building work you never know what the outcome might be. Dangerous building work could put at risk the people inside the building, as well as those in the immediate area outside.
Negligence would have to be proven in these cases in order for anyone who received injuries to be able to make a compensation claim. This is possible if there is evidence that negligence played a part in what happened.
What kinds of injuries might be suffered?
A lot would depend on the severity of the collapse and whether you were immediately inside the building or whether you happened to just be passing by at the time. You may get away with relatively minor injuries or they could be far worse. If this was the case you could end up being hurt through crush injuries, broken bones, head injuries and all manner of other potential injuries as well. As you can imagine, multiple injuries might also be possible.
If you have been in this type of situation within the past three years, a call to Accident Advice Helpline would be a very good idea. Call us today free of charge on 0800 689 0500 to get the ball rolling – you could soon make a no win, no fee* claim for compensation.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown