Copeland, located in the beautiful Lake District has much going for it in terms of scenery and more, making it an excellent place to live for both those who work in Copeland, as well as other areas of Cumbria. Those who work in construction know that there is a risk of having an accident at work in Copeland, as there is in any part of the UK, which can largely be prevented by employers who maintain the appropriate health and safety procedures.
We provide more information related to accidents in construction related fields below as well as provide you with advice on making a claim for compensation should you yourself suffer an accident at work in Copeland resulting in a personal injury.
About construction accidents
As an industry which requires a lot of heavy lifting, dealing with building materials, contact with chemicals and more, construction is often though as an injury where there are high instances of accidents. The Health and Safety Executive state that:
- The overall number of accidents in construction has fallen substantially in the last 40 years.
- Self-employed workers make up a large proportion of those who suffer accidents in the field
- £1.1 billion is the estimated annual cost of injuries and illnesses caused by working conditions
- Around 2.3 million working days were lost as a result of workplace illness and injuries between 2013 and 2014.
Whilst the numbers of accidents have decreased, there is still a long way to go to ensure safer working environments for the construction injury.
Seeking help following an accident at work in Copeland
If you have suffered an accident at work in Copeland within the last three years, then you may be entitled to compensation. If the accident was a result of your employer’s failure in their duty of care, then they are liable for any injuries caused. In order to make a claim, you may wish to use the services of specialist lawyers such as the Accident Advice Helpline, who are specialists in dealing with personal injury claims.
With a 24/7 advice line as well as being contactable online, there is no excuse for not getting in touch for some confidential, expert advice. Supported by celebrated consumer champion Esther Rantzen as well as our satisfied clients, you have plenty of reasons for getting in touch with the Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 24th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell