The construction industry is known to be one of the more potentially-dangerous industries anyone could work in. While accidents are still uncommon, they are more likely to occur in this industry than in many other industries.
Thankfully, health and safety rules have meant that accident rates have come down in years gone by. They continue to be small in number today, but of course, even one accident is one too many for those injured and those who love them.
How bad might a construction industry accident be?
This type of accident may potentially be quite serious. A lot will depend on exactly what happens and how. For example, simple measures can be used to prevent serious injury. Everyone should wear a hard hat and steel toe-capped boots to prevent some of the more likely injuries from taking place. If someone neglects to wear a hat or is not given one, this could potentially lay them wide open to a head injury if something were to fall on them.
A construction industry accident may also potentially involve a fall from height or a crush injury. Falls are just one of the potential risks that may crop up if the appropriate laws are not adhered to. Every employer must ensure they keep their employees safe in this and every other industry. This means making sure they follow the health and safety laws and follow proper procedure with regard to risk assessments and so on.
Have you already sustained an injury?
If you have, there is a good chance you can claim compensation, providing you have adequate evidence that someone else was negligent in some way. For example, you will have to prove they have been negligent and should have been able to prevent your accident from occurring. This might mean proving a lack of training, or proving the circumstances in place on the day you were injured.
Call 0800 689 0500 today to make sure you can speak with someone at Accident Advice Helpline. Your case may be taken by one of our experienced lawyers, who have already fought and won many compensation claims on a no win, no fee basis. Find out if you could do the same with our assistance. Learn more now and make sure you call us within three years of the accident taking place, in order to fall within the law.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead