Working on a building site means you work in one of the more potentially dangerous industries around today. While safety standards on building sites are very good in general, there are times when things can potentially go wrong. The consequences of unsafe building sites can be very serious indeed for those who are injured as a result of working there.
A wide variety of people in all kinds of trades may work on building sites. There are builders, of course, but you might also see roofers, electricians, carpenters, bricklayers and many other people in other trades as well. They may all have the potential to be hurt if the safety standards are not adhered to.
How might a building site fail to be safe for those working there?
Health and safety regulations are very strict, and for good reason, too. They are designed to make sure every workplace is as safe as it can possibly be. When this is the case, everyone should be able to go about their work without worrying about the potential for having an accident. Other rules and regulations, such as those pertaining to working at height, will also be in force and will generally be adhered to very strictly indeed.
However, when things go wrong, and standards are not followed as they should be, one or more people may find themselves involved in an accident. When this is the case, they may suffer multiple injuries. Accidents that happen on building sites have the potential to be very serious, as there is often machinery, large vehicles moving around, scaffolding and various other potential hazards in place.
Have you fallen victim to the consequences of unsafe building sites?
No matter how diligent you were in adhering to safety standards, you may have sustained injuries relating to a lack of safety measures. If you think your employer may have been negligent in their actions, now is the time to try and do something about it. Call Accident Advice Helpline now if your accident occurred within the last three years. If this was the case, you may have a chance to seek compensation.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you could claim. Even if your injuries have healed and you are back at work, there is still a chance a claim could be successful if someone else can be proven to have been negligent.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead