Construction sites can be complex and potentially hazardous to work in. Fortunately few construction workers end their day nursing injuries, thanks to the hard work their employers put in to make sure they are always safe on the job. However while safety measures are always in place there is the possibility they may occasionally fall short of where they should be.
Construction site fall injuries can be incurred when this happens. Working at height is very likely to happen on a construction site. For example there will be scaffolding going up at the very beginning of the project, and people will be working at different levels as the building is constructed. As such the scaffolding should be safe to use and there should be no opportunity for anyone to suffer a fall.
Other examples of potential falls that could happen
Construction site fall injuries may also potentially occur in other circumstances. For example they might happen if you are working inside a property where there are no stairs installed as yet. The opening for the stairs on the upper level should be marked out clearly with barriers installed to prevent falls to the floor below.
In another example you might fall a short distance into a trench while walking through the construction site. Again, that trench should be clearly marked so this cannot happen.
As you can see, there are potential situations that could crop up in these circumstances. Whenever you are injured on the job like this, there is the chance you could suffer multiple injuries. A fall could result in multiple broken bones, for example. This could keep you off work for weeks.
Can you make a claim for an accident like this?
There is certainly an opportunity to make a compensation claim when something like this happens on a construction site. Every case is different though, so it is vital to get expert advice from someone who has dealt with such cases before.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline can put you in touch with a professional injury compensation lawyer if we feel you have a strong case. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
This is a completely free number to call and you can get through to one of our experts for no-obligation advice. Just one call could make a difference to your future.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead