Construction sites can potentially be dangerous places. Many trades are usually working alongside each other at once, and as a building is being constructed there are all kinds of machinery on the site as well. As such you can imagine there are constant potential hazards cropping up that could cause problems if the right measures are not taken to keep everyone safe.
Construction site falls are just one of the potential hazards that may occur. Whenever someone has to work at height a series of preventative measures should be put in place to ensure no one is in any danger of being hurt. If there are no methods to prevent someone from falling, clearly the odds of them taking a tumble could be potentially higher than they would otherwise be.
How serious might construction site falls be?
These falls can be potentially very serious indeed. Even a fall from a fairly low height can incur injuries that may take a long time to heal from – if at all. In some cases people have been seriously injured through taking a severe fall, and in isolated cases people have sadly lost their lives as a result of a fall. Obviously the greater the distance someone falls the greater the likelihood of potential injuries, but even shorter distances can be devastating in terms of the injuries suffered.
This is something Accident Advice Helpline is aware of, as we have spoken with people who have suffered construction site falls of one kind or another. Thankfully we have been able to help many of them towards compensation payouts that are designed to help them recover in whatever way they can.
Could you be in a position to make a similar claim?
This is possible if you have suffered a fall in the last three years while working on a construction site. If you know you have evidence that negligence could have played a part in your accident, it’s worth seeing if you could make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is in a good position to provide no-obligation advice regarding situations just like these. Make sure you give us a call on our free 24/7 enquiry line now on 0800 689 0500. It doesn’t cost a penny to call and if you do make a claim it will be through our no win, no fee* claims procedure – so call us today.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown