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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

    Have you tripped on a building site?


    Building sites can be among the more dangerous working environments to work in. With that said, the overwhelming majority of them are safe and few workers will actually experience an accident of any kind. If health and safety laws are followed and adhered to, there should be no need to worry. Of course, slips and trips can happen here just as they can anywhere, as you might know if you’ve tripped on a building site before.

    The majority of those who do trip up in some way will get through the experience without any injuries. However, a small minority might end up with injuries that require some treatment, such as fractured bones, for instance.

    Where do potential trip hazards tend to occur?

    In reality, a building site is a constantly changing place. As construction takes place, the site will develop and change, making health and safety aspects even more important to keep up with. Walkways, stairs and corridors can all potentially harbour trip hazards, some of which might lead a person to fall.

    Uneven surfaces are commonly the cause of tripping over, since it becomes far easier to catch your toe on a raised surface as you walk along. While proper work boots can make the going easier underfoot, they do not automatically get rid of trip hazards in various areas of the building site.

    Could your injury have been prevented?

    This is the question that needs to be answered in every case. Sometimes, someone may have tripped on a building site because of a hazard that was entirely preventable and should not have been there in the first place. It can be hard to work out whether this can be said of what happened to you, however. That’s why it is good to know Accident Advice Helpline might be in your corner in this instance.

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    Date Published: June 19, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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