Being a construction worker requires a high amount of strength and stamina in order to carry around heavy materials and build homes and other structures by hand. Though there are many machines to aid in the lifting of materials to higher levels the construction workers still carry out a large amount of manual work.
A construction site can be a dangerous place for these workers to be. Despite being skilled in their trade there are still responsibilities of their employers to ensure the safety of all the team working on site. Any responsibility which is not carried out could end up in an accident at work in Three Rivers.
Causes of accidents on a construction site
Accidents can happen for a large number of reasons but they all categorise down into a few sections. The employer, the employees and external factors.
External factors which cause accidents such as the weather cannot be controlled so any claim for these accidents are a little more difficult to prove.
Accidents caused by employers or colleagues are more common and are often on the grounds of negligence or carelessness. Injuries on construction sites can be severe due to the nature of the job role and subsequently pay outs for an accident at work in Three Rivers on a construction site can be large.
Making a claim on an accident at work in Three Rivers
For any compensation claim to be successful there needs to be proof of what happened and that the injured party was not responsible for the accident. Construction sites sometimes have the facility of a CCTV system which can prove very useful. A solicitor would be able to retrieve a copy of the footage if it is relevant to the case.
Solicitors also have the resources to access files and reports from emergency services if they attended the scene of the accident.
Making a claim after an accident you were not responsible is not something you need to do alone. Accident Advice Helpline have a team of friendly advisers who can help you get your case on the move.
We would be happy to answer any questions you have regarding your compensation claim and the accident and can steer you towards the right course of action. It is free to call us so there is nothing to lose. Contact us on 0800 689 0500 right now.
Date Published: 17th May 2014
Author: David Brown