Most building projects are undertaken by reputable and experienced builders to ensure the best possible outcome in each case. However there are cases where things can and do go wrong. Often, risky building practices are found to have been involved in these isolated cases. This means there is the chance that the builders may not have been trained in doing the work they were taking on. Another possibility could be the presence of dangerous materials that are not properly handled, or a lack of safety measures in place. One example could be a lack of a risk assessment before a job is done, which could lead to dangerous situations such as the partial or even total collapse of a building.
Clearly risky building practices are to be avoided wherever possible. Thankfully very few incidents like these occur today. The health and safety laws require that all employers do everything they can to avoid such incidents.
Unsafe building work
As we have seen, work like this could put lives in danger. A builder working on-site might be injured if their employer didn’t do a risk assessment to highlight possible hazards. Passers-by might also be in potential danger if they walk past a building site that has not been made safe in every way.
If someone is injured because risky building practices have been used, they could have a good chance of seeking compensation. If this was the case there could be an opportunity to get compensation for the injuries suffered.
Following the letter of the law
Health and safety laws are strict and in-depth for a reason. They are designed to protect people’s health and their safety. If these laws are ignored or broken by employers on building sites, there could be all kinds of potential hazards that might crop up. While few employers do fall foul of the law, when cases like this do happen the lives of others can be affected in significant ways.
Make sure you have a chance to seek no-obligation advice by giving 0800 689 0500 a call today. This free number puts you straight through to Accident Advice Helpline. Our team have years of experience in dealing with a variety of claims made by people who were injured through the actions of others. With our help a no win, no fee* claim could be a real possibility.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen