Working on a construction site of any shape or size is a demanding yet rewarding job. There can be many workmen from many different trades all working towards creating the finished building. This means there is a great need for health and safety laws to be followed at all times. While this is the case with every business, it is clear that some businesses may perhaps pose more potential danger than others. If the proper measures are not followed or taken in the construction industry, there could be a chance that accidents may potentially happen.
Take construction site burns for example. These can occur if there is an explosion or fire, or if equipment is used that is not fit for purpose. For instance if something overheats it could be a fire risk as well as potentially injuring people who are working on the site. Proper health and safety measures should highlight potential dangers such as these, so negligence is not present.
Do burns always come from fires?
No, not always. This can happen of course, but in other cases electrical wiring can cause a burn to occur. Construction site burns can be fairly minor but they can also be very severe depending on the heat involved and how serious the burn is, not to mention how it is caused.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of a number of companies that have been involved in fighting compensation claims that have resulted from construction site burns. If a burn is severe it may never heal properly and could prevent someone from working for an extended period of time.
Obviously there is a clear possibility here for people to be burned in a number of ways if appropriate safety measures are not taken. As such there is the potential for someone to be seriously hurt in a way that could affect them for the rest of their lives.
Regardless of the seriousness – or otherwise – of their injury, an individual in this situation may have cause to make a no win, no fee* compensation claim via Accident Advice Helpline. If you call us today on 0800 689 0500 (it’s free) you can find out whether this may apply in your case. We may be able to put you in contact with one of our professional injury compensation lawyers who can support your case via our no win, no fee* method.