Claims advice in Lambeth for construction workers
Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work in the UK. The only industry that has more serious injuries and deaths every year is the farming industry. But working on a building site has dangers all of its own, and some you will not find in any other job. It also has health and safety measures that relate to the work, to try and reduce the number of workers being injured in accidents that were not their fault, and seeking claims advice in Lambeth to see if they are entitled to compensation.
Hard hats can reduce the need for claims advice in Lambeth
One of the major things that has helped reduce the number of serious injuries in the construction industry, is the wearing of a hat. Sounds simple, but these are special hats that give protection to the head in an accident situation. Because of the nature of them, and how they are made, they are known as hard hats, and they are compulsory on all building sites.
They may not be the nicest of fashion accessories, but if someone drops a screwdriver for instance, from 10 floors up, by the time it hits someone on the ground, it will have gained so much momentum it could be lethal. This is the kind of accident that happens all the time on building sites, and the sort of accident that hard hats have helped reduce the number of serious injuries from.
Health and safety induction
Another thing that has helped reduce the numbers of accidents on construction sites if the health and safety induction courses. No new worker is allowed onto a site without attending one, so that employers know they are aware of all the health and safety measures in place. This might just be the health and safety officer meeting in a shed on site with the new workers, but that does not matter, as long as it takes place.
Claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
Over the last twenty years, health and safety has improved dramatically in all occupations, and this is reflected in the numbers of accidents at work that occur now compared to then. But accidents do still happen in workplaces, and people are still injured through no fault of their own.
If this has happened to you, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, for all the free claims advice you will need. Our advisors are friendly and helpful and will not pressure you in any way to make a claim. Your call will be in complete confidence and free of any obligation to use our services, but it will give you the facts relating to your situation and an estimate of how much compensation you could win if you decide to proceed.
Call us today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or if you are using a mobile phone call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 19th June 2015
Author: David Brown