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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Construction site accident YouTube 5

    Despite huge efforts and increased awareness of health and safety in recent years accidents in the factory are unfortunately very much a modern day hazard.

    In an era when heavy machinery has become the norm and is replacing old fashioned manual labour, we are seeing more cases of accidents in the workplace when machine and man come together.

    According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were 173 worker deaths in 2012. Lower than the previous year, but still far too many.

    The most common type of construction site accident involves machinery.

    These can include:

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    • Forklift trucks
    • Vans
    • Cutting equipment
    • Tail-lifts
    • Trolleys

    According to the HSE, one forklift accident in the workplace happens every 3 days and in total there are 9,500 each year, which can lead to personal injury.

    Companies are instructed to carry out strict health and safety measures to prevent accidents at work involving machinery. However, accidents still occur and if you’ve been injured as a consequence, you may have a claim for compensation.

    What to do if you’ve been injured by machinery at work

    As you can see in the video, there were a number of measures that led up to the accident. Simple safety procedures could have prevented this incident happening, meaning that nobody was injured at all.

    Assessing who was at fault for an accident at work

    Though sometimes difficult to work out just who was to blame when a construction site accident occurs, if it was not your fault and you were injured as a consequence, good legal advice may help you to obtain the compensation that you deserve.

    In a case where two people have been hurt in a collision there may well be a case for both parties to make a personal injury claim.

    How to go about making a claim

    With the help of Accident Advice Helpline you might just be able to get that valuable compensation that you are entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline will do all the work for you and usually there is no need to attend court as most of the information is gathered over the phone.

    They will ask you some straightforward questions when you call and assess whether you have a claim. They will then keep in contact throughout the whole procedure and inform you of the progress.

    Date Published: October 21, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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