Building sites can often involve many different trades all working together to make sure the building project is finished on time and to a high standard. This means every site has to be very well-organised to ensure nothing goes wrong and everything goes according to plan.
It is the job of the employer to make sure everyone can work in total safety too. If they do not meet this requirement there could be an increased chance that injuries on a building site might occur.
No injury is fun to have, but injuries caused on a building site have the potential to be more serious. There are numerous types of machinery in use, lots of people around and many things going on at once. If something goes wrong it could leave one or more people nursing injuries that could have a significant effect on their lives going forward.
Examples of injuries on a building site
There are all manner of things that could potentially happen in these areas. For example someone might be injured through a lack of training if they do not understand the potential dangers involved in a situation.
Another example might be that someone working at height is not protected and therefore experiences a fall. In another case someone may be hit by moving machinery if there is no adequate warning of the machinery being there.
Companies including Accident Advice Helpline are often called upon by those who have been injured to see whether they can fight for compensation for the injuries these individuals have suffered. Finding proof of negligence is an important part of this process that can facilitate such a claim.
Working in a safe manner and location
Clearly this is the aim in every situation you might come across at work. It is arguably even more important on a building site where so many things are going on at once. The more you can do to stay safe the better the outcome could be.
If things have gone wrong and you’ve been injured already on a building site, make sure you get no-obligation advice as soon as possible.
This is available through Accident Advice Helpline. One call to us today on 0800 689 0500 might be the best call you can make to find out what happened and where you stand. Pick up the phone now to do it.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen