Bricklaying might look easy but it is actually a highly-specialised job. Only those with experience in this area will be able to make it look easy. They need to mix exactly the right things together to make a good mortar that will cement the bricks together, and they must know how to build the bricks, how to keep to a specific line and how to build a strong wall. Bricklayers should also be able to work at height since some walls will need to be built very high, such as those on the exterior of a house.
As such there is a chance that a lack of health and safety might lead to injured bricklayers being unable to work for a time. Fortunately most employers take every care and consideration necessary when it comes to their workers.
They must ensure the circumstances and workplace are considered and that everything is safe. Risk assessments help identify potential dangers and help ensure no one is put at risk.
Examples of injuries that might be sustained
A fall from height has already been mentioned, and could potentially happen if no safety measures are in place. Injured bricklayers might also be injured if they are not informed of the various safety procedures in place on a particular building site. For example they should be aware of the areas that are safe to walk in and those that should be avoided.
In some cases injured bricklayers will get in touch with a company such as Accident Advice Helpline to discuss their injuries. In this situation we will consider the facts of what happened to determine whether negligence might have been to blame. Although cases like this are rare, there is no doubt that many people are affected by them when they do occur.
Could injuries prevent a bricklayer from working?
The severity of the injuries will always play a part. However it is possible that a bricklayer might suffer spinal injuries or head injuries if a fall occurred from a height.
In this case they may suffer severe injuries that could prevent them from working for a long time, or at all.
If you want to know whether you could claim compensation using our no win, no fee claims model you can call us today on: 0800 689 0500.
Accident Advice Helpline has 15 years’ experience to our credit, and we may be able to use it to help you.