They may seem like they are just there to get in the way, but rules on construction site safety are primarily to prevent accidents. There are thousands of accidents in the workplace every day and people are often hurt or even killed by something that goes badly wrong on a building site.
This picture shows a worker being very careless on a roof. His employer really should have ensured he had the right safety equipment and was adhering to the correct safety procedures.
A lack of safety regulations can lead to serious accidents and it’s not always your responsibility to ensure they are in place.
Injuries and accidents at work can be caused by many different things. Causes can be:
- Heavy machinery malfunction
- A trip or fall
- Poor safety equipment
- An accident caused by someone else
The long term effects of an accident at work
Anyone who works in the construction business is potentially putting themselves in danger every working day of their lives and the consequences of an accident at work on a construction site can be extremely severe.
Should you be injured on a construction site, as well as the chance that you will receive a life-threatening injury you may have to take time off work to recover, meaning you’ll incur a loss of earnings through no fault of your own.
There are many different consequences of an injury at work that was not your fault, all of which can make your life more difficult and could even cost you money.
- Life-threatening injuries
- Long periods out of work
- Loss of earnings
If an accident has occurred and you weren’t to blame, you could be able to claim for compensation to help you with any of the above instances.
What to do if you’ve had an accident at work
If you have been the victim of a work accident you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years of experience when it comes to compensation claims for personal injury and accidents at work.
They are a friendly law firm with professional advisors who are available on their freephone telephone number and you can talk to them in confidence with no obligation to proceed.
They will ask you a series of questions when you call and decide if you have grounds for a compensation claim. As most of the information is gathered over the phone, it means you probably won’t have to appear in court yourself.
Date Published: October 25, 2013
Author: David Brown