Injured in construction site accidents in Stroud? Anyone raising claims for personal injuries sustained while working on construction sites around the Stroud area, might like to make note of the fact that Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading personal injury claim solicitors, when it comes down to processing compensation claims for injuries sustained in the construction industry.
Construction sites are one of the most hazardous working environments
Although the general trend in the construction industry has been downwards in terms of injuries sustained on site over the past 20 years, it is still one of the most dangerous industries to work within. In actual fact, the construction industry only accounts for approximately 5% of the total UK working population.
In terms of injuries however, it is responsible for over 27% of all fatal injuries, and over 10% of all other severe injuries.
Construction related illnesses
Occupational cancer is still a major concern with 3,700 new cases arising each and every year due to past exposures. In terms of overall occupational illness, according to the last available figures measured in 2012, there were 74,000 current ongoing cases of construction industry illness, with another 31,000 new cases being reported, making 105,000 instances of construction related illness in all.
The hazardous nature of working in the construction industry
The very nature of the type of work, and the type of machinery deployed on construction sites means that they will always be hazardous environments. The various types of hazards often encountered include:
- Hazards from falling materials
- Hazards brought about by working on scaffolding
- Faulty lifts and wastes
- Collapsing foundations and foundation trenches
- Collisions with on-site traffic
- Falls from height
- Slips, trips and falls at ground level
- Possible exposure to asbestos
- Possible exposure to chrome contained in cement
- Incidents with electric cables
- Accidents with power tools
This list is unfortunately by no means exhaustive.
Using Accident Advice Helpline to launch claims for construction site accidents in Stroud
Anyone raising claims for injuries sustained in construction site accidents in Stroud through no fault of their own, and who wants to establish how much compensation they might receive for the injuries they suffered, should pay a visit to our website and make use of our online, interactive HOW MUCH calculator.
By answering four simple questions you can get an idea of whether or not your claim is valid, and if so, how much it could be worth. It will only take proximity 30 seconds of your time.
Our customer support service
If you have any queries with regard to your claim, you can use our free helpline to access our customer support service, by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or if using your mobile, by calling 0333 500 0993. Any advice you may be given is free of charge and comes without obligation.