Anyone who works in the construction business is potentially putting themselves in danger every day of their lives. Hundreds of people, large machinery, unpredictable weather, not to mention uneven terrain and difficult working conditions, all make for a dangerous environment and a potential construction site accident. Falls from scaffolding like those in this video, injury from falling debris, machinery accidents and electrocution are all accidents in the workplace that can easily happen – leading to lasting effects for you that can potentially continue for years.
Injuries in the construction industry can be severe. Sprains, strains, broken bones, and even death can occur. Should you be injured in a construction site accident it may not be just your health that will suffer. You may have to take time off work to recover, meaning you’ll incur a loss of earnings through no fault of your own.
Potential results of an accident on a construction site:
- Severe injury
- Loss of earnings
Because of these dangers, every construction site will have numerous rules and regulations to keep workers safe from injury and possibly death while they are on-site. Occasionally though things can go wrong, leading to accidents and injury in the workplace.
Although the clips in this film appear comical, they are all due to the fact that the relevant safety precautions had not been taken and, even though nobody was seriously hurt, there is no guarantee that this will be the case every time.
What to do if you’ve been involved in a construction site accident:
If you have been injured in the workplace due to a trip, fall or something more serious, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Companies have a responsibility to you to look after you when you are in the work place and if they fail you may be entitled to compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a compensation law firm for personal injury compensation and have over ten years experience of dealing with people who have been injured at work. Their friendly, professional advisers are on the end of the phone. We work purely on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. It is highly likely that you will get the compensation you deserve and in the majority of cases, there is no need to attend court as most of the information gathering is done over the telephone. The people at Accident Advice Helpline also talk to you in plain English, so you know just where you are with your claim at all times. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.