Building sites are filled with hazards, from moving vehicles to power tools, but you’ll find that trip injuries on a building site are one of the most commonly reported types of injury. We have helped hundreds of workers and members of the public claim personal injury compensation for trip injuries on a building site since we were established in 2000.
In fact, Accident Advice Helpline sees more claims for slips, trips and falls than any other type of personal injury claim. Does this mean there’s a good chance your claim will be successful? Get advice from our expert personal injury advisors today and find out.
Worker or member of the public?
Both building site contractors and members of the public could be at risk of trip injuries if building site owners do not take health and safety seriously. Members of the public should not be allowed on site without supervision and appropriate safety equipment – such as a hard hat. For example somebody visiting a relative who is working on site should be asked to wait at the site office or accompanied by the site owner or manager when they are on site.
Tripping over tools and equipment left lying around or trips caused by potholes and uneven ground could lead to serious injury to members of the public, and if this has happened to you, you could be in a position to make a personal injury claim.
Workers on building sites could also sustain serious injuries after a tripping accident at work. Tripping over tools or equipment left on site could lead to back, neck, shoulder or even head injuries which could mean time off work. If another worker has been careless or if your employer has failed to take steps to keep you safe at work, Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury lawyers can help you claim the compensation you deserve, and we provide a 100% no win, no fee service.
Should you make a claim?
Bear in mind that if you’re an employee claiming against the company you work for, they will have liability insurance in place in the event of such a claim. If you’re a member of the public who has been seriously injured after tripping on a building site, the site will have public liability insurance which will payout in the event your claim is successful.
It’s entirely up to you whether or not to make a claim, but if somebody else has been negligent and you are now suffering as a result, it’s well worth considering taking action. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether your claim is viable.
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton