Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers will deal with a wide range of personal injury cases from Wallasey and they would all be classed as injury claims. Many will be for injuries suffered in road traffic accidents and some will be for occupational accidents. All injury claims involve someone who has been injured in an accident that was not their own fault – the compensation (money) is paid by the person that was at fault.
Occupational injury claims can arise on construction sites. These areas are widely acknowledged as a hazardous place to work. An injury claim would involve an injured worker claiming compensation from an employer with the help of the personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline.
There are many steps that employers should take to prevent accidents on construction sites and these would be the same steps that help them to avoid injury claims. One of the main hazards on construction sites is the movement of very powerful and large vehicles close to pedestrians – it is inevitable that the pedestrian will get hurt should the two collide.
Just a selection of the steps that can be taken to avoid this are listed here.
Preventing injury claims on a construction site
- Complete separation of vehicles and pedestrians by providing well drained, firm pedestrian’s walkways that have well lit crossing points and are free from obstructions.
- Minimising the movement of vehicles around the site by providing car parks and controlling the entry to the work area.
- Providing storage areas at the outskirts of the site so that delivery heavy goods vehicles do not have to cross the site to deliver goods.
- Making sure that the drivers of all vehicles on site are qualified to do so and have received appropriate safety training and instruction. This may need to be refreshed and updated every now and again.
- Reversing should be avoided completely if this is at all possible. Many fatal accidents are caused by vehicles reversing on construction sites. One way systems and turning circles can help to achieve this.
- If vehicles have to reverse where pedestrians are located then driver visibility is the only safeguard and is vitally important. An appointed signaller may be needed along with alarms and driver CCTV.
Looking for accident lawyers in Wallasey? Contact Accident Advice helpline
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault and would like to to get expert advice from accident lawyers in Wallasey, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Witness statements from the scene and photographs and sketches or diagrams can be very useful with this. Your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will help you to set out your case and show who was to blame for the accident and so was responsible for your injuries.
Call free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.