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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

    Rights of building site and construction site workers


    All employers have a duty to protect not only their employees but contractors or visitors on site too. Whether you are directly employed on a building site or working as a contractor, it’s your employer’s duty to make sure they carry out the following:

    • Check hoists and scaffolding are secure and properly set up; they must also be well maintained
    • Carry out risk assessments which must be updated regularly – safe working procedures should be developed and communicated to all staff
    • Workplace should be kept tidy and safe
    • Machinery and tools should be provided to enable employees and contractors to carry out their duties and these must be well maintained and in good working order
    • Manual handling training must be provided to any staff or contractors taking part in heavy lifting
    • Safety wear or PPE such as safety boots, hard hats and high-visibility vests should be provided to all staff on site

    If your employer or site manager fails to carry out any of the above steps and you are injured as a result of their negligence, you could be eligible to make a building site or construction site accident compensation claim. If the accident has been caused by another staff member, you could claim for personal injury compensation.

    Claiming for accident compensation

    If you’ve been injured in an accident on a building site or construction site, such as falling from a poorly set up or improperly maintained ladder or crane, then you could claim for site accident compensation. This is where you need the services of a specialist personal injury compensation lawyer – they’ll work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, taking into account your injuries and any loss of earnings plus how your quality of life has been impacted.

    How we can help

    Accident Advice Helpline should be your first port of call if you’ve been injured on a construction or building site. We have many years of experience with these types of claims and our friendly, professional team of personal injury compensation specialists will work hard to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. You won’t pay a penny upfront as our 100% no win, no fee* service is offered to all our clients, and you don’t even have to make a decision about claiming right away. Whilst we recommend you claim as soon as possible after your accident, you can give us a ring 24/7 on our freephone hotline to ask any questions you may have or receive advice on your situation, with no obligation to proceed. Give us a call today and see how we can help you.

    Date Published: February 23, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.