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    Compensation Claim in Scotscraig

    Compensation Claim in Scotscraig

    Accident on a Building Site Compensation Claim in Scotscraig

    Can I make a compensation claim for an Accident on a Building Site?

    Have you been injured in a building site accident that wasn’t your fault? Did it happen within the last 3 years? If this is the case, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim in Scotscraig.

    Building Sites

    Working on a building site is considered to be one of the industry’s most dangerous jobs and at least 20% of building sites fail safety checks. A team of experts from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) closed down 10 of 11 sites that they visited in 2012 because the sites were in poor condition and some people were found to be working unsafely at height. According to the HSE statistics 2011/2012:

    • 49 people were killed in the construction industry
    • 2,230 major injuries were reported.

    Common Building Site Accidents

    There are a wide number of potential accidents that can happen in the construction industry. However, falling from heights is the most common type of accident on a building site.  Sadly these accidents happen because scaffolding hasn’t been erected correctly or a safety harness wasn’t provided or didn’t fit the worker properly.  Trips, slips and falls are also common, as are injuries from moving or falling objects and from lifting a heavy object.

    If you’ve suffered an injury while working on a building site, no-matter what the injury, if you think your employer‘s negligence caused your accident; you may have a valid compensation claim in Scotscraig.

    Is your Employer accountable for your Workplace Accident?     

    All employers have a duty to ensure the safety of their workers. This means they must make sure the working environment is as safe as possible.

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    There is legislation in place that your employer must follow. For example, The Work at Heights Regulations 2006 means your employer has a duty to ensure working from height is as safe as possible and  only done if necessary. To make working at height as safe as possible, employers should provide a proper fitting safety harness and ensure people are appropriately trained.

    If your employer asks you to work at height wearing an ill- fitting harness, without appropriate training and you have an accident, your employers actions could be considered negligent, and you have a right to make a compensation claim in Scotscraig.

    How to make a compensation claim after a building site accident

    Please call our friendly advisers today at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You can call us to start you claim or for further advice with no obligation to proceed. Our advisers are highly trained to deal with all types of building site accidents. Accident Advice Helpline offers a professional service and will provide you with an expert solicitor to fight your corner and achieve a successful outcome in your personal injury compensation claim in Scotscraig.

    Find out how much your claim could be worth. Try our 30-second test today!

    Date Published: 15th August 2013

    Author: David Brown

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