There are all kinds of reasons why some properties require refurbishment work to be done. For example some of them may need essential works completed to make them safe to live in or to bring them up to date so they provide the owner with a modern and practical building to live in. In other cases it may simply be a case of modernising the building in accordance with the owner’s wishes. In every case you would not expect there to be refurbishment work injuries being sustained by anyone living there, and that means making sure all health and safety rules are adhered to.
Accident Advice Helpline knows how important it is to ensure every worker is safe in their workplace, wherever that workplace might be. We have heard of many incidents where workers have been injured as a consequence of falling foul of a lack of health and safety measures at work.
How can refurbishment work injuries occur?
There are all kinds of ways things can potentially go wrong in situations like these. For example you might end up being at greater risk of a fall from height if the rules and regulations in this area are not adhered to. This could potentially lead to serious injuries. In other cases where excavation work is being done, it is vital to make sure there is no risk of any damage or injury being caused if the area should cave in. proper reinforcements should make sure this cannot happen.
Unfortunately while cases of injury are rare, they do happen. When this occurs it can potentially change the life of anyone who is involved. Injuries can be serious and potentially life-changing as a result.
Creating a safe environment
Renovation work can be in-depth and involved. However, it is always important to make sure all workers can complete each task safely and without risk to their health or safety. Only this will ensure the job is done properly without any injuries being incurred to those working there in the process.
Accident Advice Helpline can always provide you with a no-obligation advice service whenever you need it. By calling now on 0800 689 0500 you can benefit from talking to an experienced advisor on our team. Why not make that free call now? If you do you might discover whether you could make a no win, no fee* compensation claim as a result of your efforts.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown