Building and construction sites can be very dangerous places to work. That is why there are health and safety rules and regulations to ensure the safety of the staff members. However, an accident at work in Preston can still occur and if you are in this situation, and you are injured as a result, through no fault of your own, then you may be entitled to make an injury claim, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
Accident at work in Preston
Because of how dangerous it is to work on a building site, then of course accidents at work in Preston can happen all of the time, regardless of the rules and regulations. If your accident was caused through the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This is the law in the UK, and a legal right you should carry through, not just for your own sake, but highlighting the problem by making a claim can prevent someone else suffering the same fate as you.
With well over 2 million people working on construction sites, it is inevitable that accidents will happen and over 2,800 workers have lost their lives in the construction industry over the last 25 years, and several thousand are injured each year.
HSE have tightened the health and safety measures in the industry dramatically over the last 20 years, the compulsory wearing of hard hats being just one measure. This one thing alone has saved many victims from serious brain injuries, and in some cases saved their life.
How an accident at work in Preston can happen on a building site
There are lots of different types of accidents that can happen on a construction site, here are some of the more common ones:
- Poor layout of the site
- Insufficient or no safety briefings
- Falls through weak floors and roofs
- Falling objects and materials
- Electrical faults
- Collapsing trenches and foundations
- Accidents with power tools
- Faulty lifts and hoists
- Scaffolding accidents
- Movement of internal construction site traffic
- Falling from ladders
- Safety harness failure
Before any new member of staff is allowed to work on a building site, they have to have an induction course on the health and safety rules relating to that site, and this is another measure that has helped reduce the number of construction industry accidents.
Let us build your claim
Accident Advice Helpline is experienced in all types of claims and over the last 14 years has helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved. Among these have been numerous construction site workers who have been injured in an accident that was not their own fault.
We will handle your claim as quickly and efficiently as we can, making sure you have as little stress as possible while maximising the amount you receive.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to a friendly advisor. They are there to help and will guide you through the required processes of making your personal injury compensation claim.