Working on a construction site doesn’t come without risks – there are plenty of hazards that could cause an accident. But having a reliable, competent foreman on site to oversee work reduces the risk of accidents occurring.
Their duty is to ensure that work is being carried out safely, that every worker is doing their job properly and that work is progressing on schedule. Unfortunately, not all foreman (in fact not all managers in any industry) are good at their jobs.
A foreman who doesn’t take the health and safety of their workers seriously could cause accidents to happen, and injuries caused by a negligent foreman could be serious. If you’ve been injured and you feel that more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening, chances are you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and take advantage of our 15 years’ industry experience? We can help you get the compensation you deserve after a workplace accident.
How have you been injured?
Injuries caused by a negligent foreman could range from minor to serious – here are a few examples of the types of injury which you could sustain:
- Broken bones or crush injuries after being struck or run over by a construction vehicle (such as a digger)
- Head or spinal injuries after a fall from height (where no safety equipment was provided)
- Broken bones in your foot after a forklift truck runs over you (and you have not been provided with safety boots)
- Loss of a limb or serious crush injuries after your arm becomes trapped in a cement mixer or other machinery
- HAVS from working with vibrating equipment for too long
Many of these injuries could be life-changing and you might be unable to return to work, affecting you and your family financially.
Getting away with it
A negligent boss should not be allowed to get away scot-free, so let us help you make a claim for personal injury compensation.
We’ve been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, and we’re here to provide excellent customer service and support you throughout the claims process.
Call Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you’ll be able to find out if you have a viable claim.
Our expert personal injury advisers are here to offer confidential advice, and there’s no obligation to claim, if you decide it’s not the right next step for you.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen