When dealing with demolition worker accident claims it is essential to take into consideration the hazardous nature of the job. As a demolition worker you are exposed to potentially dangerous elements almost every day, which is why Accident Advice Helpline employs solicitors who are experienced in dealing with this type of personal injury claim.
A primary concern when pursuing a demolition worker claim is that you have received the correct training to enable you to carry out your work with the minimum risk possible. All safety equipment must be up to date and well maintained to ensure that you are adequately protected from the dangerous elements of the job. Although demolition workers sometimes use explosives, only a small minority of personal injury claims result from their use.
There have been a significant number of cases where demolition workers have filed claims for compensation as a result of Hand Arm Vibrating Syndrome (HAVS). This debilitating ailment causes extreme pain to the victim and results from the prolonged use of heavy power tools, such as a jack hammer and power saws.
The regular use of such tools should be limited for each individual in order to minimise the risk of contracting HAVS. If this health and safety guideline is not followed the company employing the individual can be held accountable and will be prosecuted for negligence. One worker who successfully filed such a claim was awarded a six-figure sum.
Accident Advice Helpline operates a free 24-hour helpline in order to answer any questions you may have if you are thinking of pursuing a demolition worker accident claim. Free legal advice will be provided and details of your specific case will be discussed before a decision is made on whether you have sufficient grounds for making a claim.
Information relating to demolition worker accident claims can also be found on Accident Advice Helpline’s website, where case studies and articles containing a wealth of advice and information are available.
A good example of how the claims procedure works is provided by a demolition sector worker who sustained an injury while working on a site. The man was struck by an excavator while carrying out a particular task, which resulted in him receiving a fractured jaw and sustaining brain damage.
The compensation claim was initiated by the man’s wife and it was found that the company he worked for had failed to carry out a risk assessment for that particular site. It was also stated that the man had not been provided with sufficient training in order to carry out the task he had been given. Although the sum he received was not disclosed, it is believed to have been around £500,000.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline will help you make your claim without adding to the pressure you are already under as a result of your accident. If you are concerned about the cost of instigating legal action you can rest assured that Accident Advice Helpline operates on a no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: July 10, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim