If you are working on a construction site, then you could quite easily have an accident at work in Sandwell. You could fall from a great height, or a heavy object could fall and land on your head at any time. Statistics show that there are over 2 million workers on building sites at the moment, any of which could suffer an injury because of an accident at work in Sandwell.
If you find yourself in this situation, and you have an accident at work in Sandwell and suffer an injury that needed medical attention, then you may wish to make a personal injury claim, using the solicitors from Accident Advice Helpline.
You could be a potential innocent victim of an accident at work, if your employer does not follow all of the rules and regulations that are there to protect your health and safety.
Protective gear could stop you having an accident at work in Sandwell
Wearing protective clothing can help to reduce the risks of you suffering from a serious injury while you are at work, especially wearing a hard hat. It is part of the rules and regulations that you should wear a hard hat as this could potentially save your life, but it needs looking after. It should be:
- In good condition, damaged ones should be discarded
- Be a good fit for the wearer
- Not stop the wearing of ear protection
The wearing of hard hats is compulsory on construction sites, and in most cases, any employee found without one is dismissed on the spot. This is because your employer has a legal duty to make sure you wear one, and if they do not and you are involved in an accident, as well as facing a compensation claim, they could also face prosecution.
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make an injury compensation claim
If you have suffered any type of injury, from any type of accident that was not your fault, the experts at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help with your personal injury claim. Over the last 14 years, we have helped thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved, and many of those have been construction workers.
On our website there is a 30-second test which will let you know if you have a valid claim, and will give you an estimate of the amount you can expect to be awarded.
You could call our freephone number helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to one of our friendly and professional advisors. They are trained to discuss your accident and the resulting injuries with you, give you free legal advice and then you can decide together if you wish to continue with your claim. You will be under no obligation or pressure to do so.
Date Published: 15th May 2014