Demolition worker accident advice from Accident Advice Helpline can help if you have been injured and need to find out about making a personal injury claim. The diverse range of potentially hazardous tasks carried out by demolition workers, such as operating heavy tools, handling explosives and working at heights, means it is almost inevitable that accidents will happen.
If you or anyone you know suffers an accident in the workplace, there are steps that should be taken in order to provide assistance as quickly as possible. Immediately following the accident, the first thing that should be done is to make a quick check to ensure there is no further danger; the building may be unsafe or a machine may need to be shut down, for example, but do not put your own life in danger. It is also imperative to ascertain if the victim is conscious. Immediately after this, the emergency services should be contacted and wherever possible you should stay with the victim while waiting for help to arrive.
If, following the accident, the person is found to be conscious, you should try to speak to him or her in a calm tone to reassure them until help arrives. If the victim is unconscious you should try to keep talking to them and if possible gently stroke their hands and feet. If there is still no response try to find out if they are breathing by looking for chest movement, feeling for a pulse and putting your face close to their mouth. If they cannot be roused full CPR must be performed.
While the victim is being treated, someone should be asked to take photographs of the area immediately surrounding the accident and if possible, of the injuries sustained by the victim. Any witnesses should be asked if they are willing to support a claim for compensation and if they agree, a note of their contact details should be made. It is not necessary to ask for any further information as this will be dealt with by the solicitor handling the claim.
The repercussions of being involved in a demolition worker accident depend on the severity of the injuries that have been sustained. To learn more about the claim process following an accident and to find answers to any questions you may have, we suggest you call Accident Advice Helpline’s free 24-hour helpline. One of our advisors will be happy to discuss your accident in detail and offer free legal advice on how best to proceed with your personal injury claim on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
For further demolition worker advice, Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted by phoning the helpline mentioned above. Alternatively, we can also be contacted by email or via a form on our website, which also contains a vast array of details and information relating to many types of personal injury claims. Accident Advice Helpline employs a team of specialist solicitors who work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.