You’d think that if a building was disused, there would be no reason for someone to enter it. For the most part you would be right, but this is not always the case. For example, if someone is interested in buying that building to renovate it and make it available for another use, they will want to go and see it. They may enter it to see whether it provides them with what they are looking for. In addition, they may instruct a surveyor to go and view the building and see whether it is in good condition to be bought and renovated.
While disused building accidents are rare, there is a potential for them to happen if appropriate steps aren’t taken to ensure that such buildings are safe to enter for such purposes. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have known of cases where a worker was injured in an accident that could have been prevented. In some cases, inadequate risk assessments were responsible for not identifying the potential hazards that were present.
Are disused buildings always dangerous?
Not always, but they are certainly not the safest of places to be. If anything were to happen to a worker who was in a building like this on their own, they may not be able to summon help. We’ve been able to work on behalf of people who have been injured in some way in a disused building. Accident Advice Helpline provide a no win no fee* claims process that is designed with people like you in mind. It is certainly good to know there is someone who can support and guide you if you have been injured in a similar accident.
Working in disused buildings
Those who enter disused buildings as part of their work should always be certain that proper risk assessments have taken place. This is the duty of the employer to take care of. If you have been injured and suspect there was inadequate attention paid to this, call us on 0800 689 0500 now. The team at Accident Advice Helpline can determine whether negligence was involved in your particular case. With 15 years’ experience behind us, we would be glad to take on your case if there is one to be answered and provide the expert advice that you need after an experience like this.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Building site accident claims