Construction is one of the riskier professions to be involved in. Construction is a catch-all term that includes various jobs such as carpentry, bricklaying, roofing and various other jobs as well. It is important to note that most employers in this profession are nothing short of diligent and dedicated in their battle to keep their sites as safe as possible. They go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everyone working for them is always safe.
However, the consequences of construction accidents, when they do occur, can be devastating for those unlucky enough to be caught up in them. While loss of life is still quite rare, even one life lost will affect lots of people for the rest of their lives.
What could the consequences be?
These will depend on the type of accident that occurs and how serious it is. Some people may suffer an accident that leaves them unable to work for a few days while their injuries heal. On the other hand, some people may be so badly injured they are unable to ever work again. This can bring with it financial problems – problems they might never have had if they hadn’t suffered the injury in the first place.
When someone else is responsible for the accident that hurts one or more people, it is easy for the injured parties to struggle to come to terms with what has happened to them. If something similar has happened to you, you may feel frustrated that you did everything right, and yet you were still injured.
Was negligence to blame?
This is an important question to ask if you have suffered the consequences of construction accidents. If your employer didn’t observe health and safety rules in the proper manner, you may have a good chance of making a compensation claim. If you did win your claim, you could find the rest of your life would be easier financially than it might have been otherwise.
Even if you are recovered now, you could still claim if you have proof of negligence. Learn whether you do or not by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Our number is free and available to call now on 0800 689 0500, so get in touch today and find out if we can help. One of our lawyers might be able to find out more details for you.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead