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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Fall at work in Oldham


    If you are involved in an accident at work in Oldham on a construction site, the accident was through no fault of your own and you needed medical treatment, you should contact the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline and we will talk to you about starting the process of making an injury claim against your employer.

    Working on building and construction sites can be extremely dangerous. Your boss has a legal responsibility to make sure that they protect your health and safety while you are at work, and in the building industry this is very important. There are many hazards on a building site, and all health and safety measures should be in place to try and stop a fall at work in Oldham.

    As one of the largest employer in the country, it is inevitable that there will be accidents on construction sites, but many of them could be avoided if the health and safety measures were complied with by all construction employers.

    The causes of fall at work in Oldham on a building site

    There are many ways an accident can happen on a building site, just a few examples are:

    • 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
    • Electrical faults

    This is by no means a finite list of how building site accidents happen, but it does show how easily this incidents can occur, and how simple it is for a worker to be injured in an accident that was not their own fault.

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    Protective clothing

    All employers, no matter what the industry, have to supply protective clothing if it is need, without any charge to the employee. Employees have a duty to wear what is provided, and in the construction industry this could be:

    • Ear guards
    • Ear protectors
    • Dust masks
    • Safety gloves
    • Safety boots
    • High-vis jackets
    • Hard hats
    • Goggles

    Hard hats in particular have had a big impact on the number of serious injuries and deaths on building sites, and have saved many workers from having to make a personal injury claim.

    How we can help with a fall at work in Oldham

    Part of the problem when you have an accident on a large construction site, is finding out who is responsible. There is always the main contractors, then subcontractors who might employ many people, and the self employed sub contractor working there on his own. There are people making deliveries to the site, and people taking waste products away.

    We will help you work through this minefield, to make sure the claim is made against the correct person.  They will all have liability insurance, as they are not allowed on site without it. If by any chance they do not have insurance in place, then the liability falls to the main contractor for allowing them on site to work.

    Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to a friendly adviser. They are there to help and will guide you through the required processes of making you claim.

    Date Published: 18th May 2014

    Author: matthew

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