Construction sites can be extremely dangerous places to work, there are just so many hazards in the building industry. Employers have a legal duty to protect the employee’s health and safety, but by the nature of the work, accidents happen, injuries occur and victims make a personal injury claim with our best law firm for Oldham.
HSE information suggests that well over 2 million people work on construction sites, making it the biggest industry in the country. 2,880 workers have lost their lives on sites over the last 25 years, and several thousand are seriously injured each year. Great strides have been made by HSE and the large construction companies to try and rectify the situation, and although there are still too many accidents and deaths on building sites, the figures have improved.
The accidents that happen on buildings sites
Many sorts of accidents can happen on building sites, just some of them being caused by:
- Falling objects and materials
- Electrical faults
- Delivery vehicle accidents
- 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
- Poor layout of the site
- Insufficient or no safety briefings
- Falls through weak floors and roofs
In reality, none of these things should happen, but they do all the time and if you happen to be the unlucky victim of ones of these or any other accident, you should contact our law firm for Oldham to discuss making a compensation claim..
The clothing that can reduce the risk of injury, and having to use our best law firm for Oldham to make a claim
There is lots of protective clothing on the market for construction site workers. Always buy good quality protection from a reputable company to be certain it will do the job it is supposed to. Some of the items that might help are:
- Hard hats
- Ear guards
- Ear protectors
- Dust masks
- Safety gloves
- Safety boots
- High-vis jackets
These items of protective clothing can help reduce the risk of your injury being too serious, and in the case of the hard hat, can mean the difference between life and death. This is why hard hats are compulsory on constructions sites, and many companies will punish an offender with instant dismissal if they are found on site without one.
Let us build your claim
You should let Accident Advice Helpline handle your personal injury claim for you. We are experienced in all types of claims and over the last 14 years have helped many thousand of claimants get the compensation they deserved. Among them, there have been many construction site workers who have allowed us to build their claim for them.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to a friendly adviser. They are there to help and will guide you through the required processes of making you claim. The call to them is free, the information they give you is free and having a chat to them is free of any obligation as well.