Construction sites are hazardous places to be around, particularly for employees. Health and safety should be a top priority for employers working in construction due the potential for serious injuries to occur. There are many potential hazards on a building site including heights, hazardous fumes and dust and falling waste or parts of scaffolding.
There could be a serious injury if protection is not provided in the form of personal protective equipment. Those working on-site should be wearing a high visibility vest to allow for visibility when people are working with machinery.
Hard hats and protective footwear should also be provided to protect from falling objects. Employers have a duty of care to their workers therefore they should also provide appropriate health and safety training.
There should also be training for the type of work carried out. This may include manual handling training or training for working at height. If training is not provided, workers may put themselves and others at risk. Construction employers also have a duty of care to protect the public from potential hazards.
This means disposing of waste correctly and not leaving anything behind that could cause a passer by an injury. If you have suffered an injury outside a construction site, you could be entitled to compensation.
Potential hazards outside construction sites
Construction sites may not dispose of their waste correctly and could leave some lying around outside the side. This is a trip hazard and could cause a member of the public to fall and injure themselves.
There could be parts of scaffolding left behind or parts of the building site itself. In addition, there could be a hazard if the site is not fenced off properly. Should you have suffered an injury outside a construction site, you may have a case for compensation.
How to get help with your claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which can assist you with any personal injury claim. If someone else has displayed negligence or has demonstrated health and safety failings, you could be entitled to a cash payout if you have been needlessly injured.
Call our expert team on our free helpline to discuss your case. If you are struggling financially because of your injury, you have no need to worry because we can offer you a no win, no fee* policy when you pursue your claim with us.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 13, 2014
Category: Construction accident claims