Whether you regularly work on a construction site or have been drafted in to help out, construction sites can be dangerous places to work. With health and safety procedures, personal protective equipment (such as safety boots, hard hats and harnesses) and awareness of personal safety, the risks of being involved in an accident leading to serious construction site injuries can be minimised.
We know that accidents can sometimes be somebody else’s fault though, so if you’ve been injured and your employer is to blame, contact our specialist personal injury advisors to find out whether you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Serious construction site injuries could be caused by a variety of hazards that exist on the average construction site, including:
- Vehicles, such as forklift trucks;
- Machinery, including cement mixers;
- Power tools;
- Falls from height, for example from a roof or scaffolding;
- Objects falling from height;
- Slips or trips; and
- Hazardous chemicals.
These all have the potential to cause injury if workers are not properly trained and aware of health and safety procedures. If your employer has been negligent, our 100% no win no fee* service could help you to claim the compensation that you deserve without worrying about expensive legal fees.
How have you been injured?
Injuries sustained on a construction site could be extremely serious. Here are a few examples of some of the more serious injuries which could occur:
- Head injuries, including brain damage;
- Loss of a limb after trapping your hand in a cement mixer or drying cement;
- Crush injuries;
- Injuries caused after a fall from height, such as spinal injuries;
- Facial injuries from flying debris or parts; or
- Industrial illnesses, such as industrial deafness or HAVS.
Whether you have suffered minor or more serious injuries, claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline is simple. Because we have been recommended by our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, you know that we’re a reliable, trustworthy firm and we’ll work hard to get you compensation for your injuries.
There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, however you have been injured on a construction site, so don’t wait too long or you could miss out. From head injuries to loss of a limb, you deserve compensation for your employer’s negligence, so call Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about what’s involved with making a claim and receive confidential advice.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Construction accident claims