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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

    Worker Injury Compensation: Horrific roof fall accident highlights importance of adhering to strict safety regulations within construction industry

    The construction industry has once again come under the spotlight as an employer in Merseyside fails to take sufficient safety precautions at a house where the roof was being repaired.

    His employee suffered severe injuries when he landed on his head after falling from the roof. Also unable to claim compensation because his employer failed to take out compulsory Employer Liability Insurance, he is now completely unable to work.

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the employer after finding that simple safety regulations that would have prevented serious injury were ignored. It was discovered that a scaffolding tower that led up to the roof of the house was not complete, and that there was also insufficient protection at the edge of the roof to prevent a fall.

    A spokesperson from top law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, said:

    “This is a particularly bad case of neglecting worker safety which resulted in horrific injuries. The fact that the employee was unable to claim worker injury compensation compounds the problems he is experiencing.”

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    He went on to say, “had the employer taken out the required insurance policy, then at least his employee would have had access to money to help him in his daily life.”

    The injured man suffered severe head injuries following the accident in August 2012, causing bleeding in his brain, and he still suffers fits today. His employer was ordered to work 100 hours of community service, and pay the prosecution costs of £3000.

    HSE statistics on the dangers of working in the construction industry reveal that, ‘Although it accounts for only about 5% of the employees in Britain it still accounts for 22% of fatal injuries to employees and 10% of reported major injuries.’  The last 20 years have seen an overall reduction in the number of injuries, but construction is still one of the highest risk industries in which to work.

    Worker Injury Compensation

    Accident Advice Helpline remains one of the top UK worker injury compensation law firms, with a long history of successful claims.

    They deal with many different types of workplace accident compensation, and their helpline is available 24 hours on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: October 16, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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