Portobello Birtley is an area of Birtley, which is situated within the borough of Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Building work goes on in almost every town with new developments going up, updates on existing buildings and flats being built in every available space. While this construction work can cause disruption it can provide a lot of local people with jobs.
Construction sites can be extremely dangerous places to work, and while building work happens employers need to make sure that they comply with their legal duty to protect their employees’ health and safety.
By the nature of the work, accidents happen on construction sites, injuries occur and if they are not the fault of the victim, the employer could have to face a personal injury claim, when the victim contacts expert injury lawyers in Portobello Birtley, or where ever they live for help.
HSE information suggests that well over 2 million people work on construction sites, making it the biggest industry in the country. 2,880 workers have lost their lives on sites over the last 25 years, and several thousand are injured each year, even though health and safety measures are stricter than they ever have been.
Construction site accidents and expert injury lawyers in Portobello Birtley
There are many sorts of accidents which can occur on a building site, just some of them being caused by:
- 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
- Electrical faults
- Collapsing trenches and foundations
- Accidents with power tools
- Faulty lifts and hoists
- Scaffolding accidents
- Movement of internal construction site traffic
If you are injured as a result of any construction site accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you may want to use expert injury lawyers in Portobello Birtley or a specialist personal injury law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
There are usually several employers
Construction sites usually have workers of many different trades, often working for different companies. It could well be one company for bricklaying, another for electrics, another for glazing, so and so on. The first thing that needs to be established is who does the guilty party work for. It may be they do not work for anyone; they could be self-employed and just work for themselves. If that is the case, they will be insured to cover such events and most building companies will not lets workers onsite until they have checked their insurance cover.
The construction of your personal injury claim
You should let Accident Advice Helpline construct your personal injury claim for you. We are experienced in all types of claims and over the last 15 plus years have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved. Among them, there have been numerous construction site workers.
Our in-house solicitors will find the responsible party from the minefield of workers on the site. They will process your claim quickly and efficiently ensuring that you get the maximum amount for all factors of your claim.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to a friendly advisor. They are there to help and will guide you through the required processes of making your claim.