Building sites and warehouses are dangerous places to work, so you should always be careful if you work in one. Every employer has a legal responsibility to make sure that they protect the health and safety of all of their staff members. However, even if all the rules are met, an accident that was not your fault can still happen. If you are injured in any type of accident that was not your fault, our expert solicitors may be able to help you make a claim for compensation. Read on to find out more about construction accidents in Bridlington.
Construction accidents in Bridlington
Lots of different types of construction accidents in Bridlington can happen, for instance:
- 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;
- Falling objects and materials; and
- Electrical faults.
If you have an accident on a building site and are injured as a result, if the accident was not your fault then you may be entitled to use expert solicitors to claim compensation.
The importance of protective clothing
If you work on construction sites, there are lots of different types of protective clothing that your employer should supply. They should always buy good quality items on the market, as these will give you much more protection than many of the cheap and fake items that can be purchased. Here are some of the items that might help you:
- Safety gloves;
- Safety boots;
- Hard hats;
- Ear guards;
- Ear protectors;
- Dust masks; and
- High-visibility jackets.
The responsible party
On a building site, there may be lots of different firms who are working alongside you. There could be bricklayers, electricians or plumbers on site all at the same time.Open Claim Calculator
After construction accidents in Bridlington, you need to see who the guilty person works for, although they could be self-employed and not work for anyone. If that is the case, they should be insured to cover such events, and most building companies will not let workers on site until they have checked their insurance cover.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time for help and advice regarding any potential claims for construction accidents in Bridlington.
Call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500. To call from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993.
If you send us the text message “claim365” to 88010, we will call you to find out how we can help you with your potential claim.
Why not contact us now and find out how we can help you?