What do you think about when you see building work taking place? You probably naturally assume the work is being done to the highest of standards so that no one is ever in any danger through what is being done. However, while this is the case in the vast majority of instances, there are isolated incidents where dangerous building work is found to be taking place. Sometimes this may only come to light when something catastrophic happens.
For example the news recently reported on two brothers who were sent to jail for doing dangerous building work that resulted in the collapse of a former curry house in Sheffield. The building was so badly compromised and damaged as a result of the incident that it had to be completely demolished.
Why do things like this happen?
It should be noted that such incidents are very rare indeed. However, there are cases where dangerous building work is undertaken because the builders involved do not plan the work out in advance. For example they may not call in structural engineers to work with them to ensure safety always comes first. They may do things that compromise the structure of the building, therefore, increasing the chances of collapse.
In some cases people could be injured if part or all of the building does collapse. This could occur if someone is inside at the time, or if they are nearby. You never know if debris from the collapse is going to spread over a wider area than the building itself.
Finding out the cause of a building collapse
In these cases, it is important to research what happened so you know what went wrong in the incident. Clearly, someone who is hurt as a result of getting caught up in a situation where dangerous work of this nature has gone on may have nothing to do with it. However, if someone else is found to have caused the injuries they have a good case to make for compensation.
If you think you might have a good case to answer in this sense, let Accident Advice Helpline assist you on 0800 689 0500. This is our free 24/7 enquiry line and it enables you to get in touch with an experienced advisor to chat about your situation. Make that call today to learn whether you could claim for compensation.