Working on a construction site is a tough job that may involve working outside for long periods of time in all weathers. Furthermore it means doing your job while all around you other people are doing all kinds of other jobs as well. You have to be aware of what is going on and follow all the rules and regulations regarding health and safety to stay safe whatever your own particular job happens to be.
When injured construction site workers come to a company like Accident Advice Helpline, we will always consider what the reasons are behind the accident. In some cases we can prove that negligence was involved. When this happens the injured worker has a good chance of being able to claim compensation for any injuries they suffered.
How dangerous are construction sites?
There are occasions when construction sites can be more dangerous than they should be. The person in charge of the site has a responsibility to ensure all proper health and safety methods are followed at all times. If this doesn’t happen the odds that injured construction site workers will result go up significantly.
It’s worth knowing that of the many construction sites operating at any one time in the UK today, only a handful could potentially pose a problem to those who are working there. However injuries can potentially be serious in those who suffer them, depending on what happens at the time. Negligence can lead to some grave injuries being suffered if individuals find themselves in situations that are dangerous and should not have occurred.
Focusing on safety
Of course, construction sites can be perfectly safe to work at if the proper measures are always in place. Fortunately this is usually the case and there are few situations where people are caught up in accidents that occur through no fault of their own. Even in these circumstances though, it must be proven that someone else caused the accident to happen, perhaps through negligence for example.
Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with many incidents over the years involving people who have called our free 24/7 enquiry line for advice. Our advice is given on a no-obligation basis which means you can make a call to our team to speak to someone without any requirement to take things further if you don’t want to. Call 0800 689 0500 now to see if you can claim.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen