Many people involved in accidents that were not their fault had never even considered the possibility of being injured until their accident befell them. This is not really surprising because most of us go about our daily lives trying to be as careful as we can and also trying to ensure we are not responsible for hurting others.
Having said that there are certain jobs where the likelihood of you being involved in an accident increases because of the nature of your work, with construction being just one such industry. Annually there are thousands of people who sustain injuries as a result of a construction accident that was beyond their control.
Did you have the right equipment and training?
How you could become involved in a construction accident is very much dependent on the kind of work you engage in on a construction site, and whether or not you and those around you, have been trained adequately. While we all like to think we have been highly trained and are skilled at what we do, there is always room for improvement, especially when it comes to maintaining the highest levels of health and safety.
There are many different types of injuries you could sustain from a construction accident, too numerous to list them all here in fact, but here are some of the most common:
- Broken limbs
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
When working on a building site it is your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from having a construction accident. Many may ask the question, ‘How can my employer stop me from being hurt?’ and the short answer is that they have a duty of care to you and everyone else working there.
Having a duty of care means that your employer is obliged by law (and also morally) to ensure that you have all the training you need as well as being kitted out with the necessary safety equipment in order to carry out your work safety and in line with health and safety procedures.
Any employer who fails in these basic yet important requirements is demonstrating a clear disregard for the well-being of their employees. They could well find themselves the subject of a compensation claim if a member of their staff has been injured in an accident that was otherwise preventable.
Accident Advice Helpline can help
If you have been injured and are wondering about how to go about claiming for a construction accident then this is where Accident Advice Helpline can help. Since the year 2000 our team of advisers and no win, no fee* lawyers have been working in tandem to ensure that those who approach us for assistance in making a claim receive help at the most professional and expert levels.
The question we are asked most often is what is the cost of claiming for a construction accident? We offer the opportunity to make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee* basis. Our expert lawyers will work to secure the right amount of compensation for you without it being necessary to pay any up-front fees.
If you have been injured, and it wasn’t your fault, contact us today by calling us on our freephone landline number 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can ring us from a mobile by calling 0333 500 0993. Lines are open daily and a member of our team of advisers is standing by to answer your questions and provide you with the advice you need.