You would imagine that there is plenty of legislation for health and safety to prevent building site accidents, wouldn’t you? In most cases you would be right. Over the decades the HSE has worked hard to cover all eventualities, that there are laws in place that instruct building companies about health and safety at an operational level.
If you work for a construction company, then you’ll know that there are policies and procedures in place that are designed to protect your safety and the safety of your colleagues. So why, occasionally, does it all go wrong?
Health and safety to prevent building site accidents flawed?
It’s not that the amount of health and safety to prevent building site accidents is flawed at all, more that when you add humans into the mix, plenty that can go wrong, will go wrong. Human error is generally the key.
We see this in all sorts of building site accidents. The accidents tend to be caused by carelessness on the part of colleagues, who may leave machinery on, or in an unsafe condition for example, leave tools or leads lying around, or caused by negligence on the part of employers. Employers are duty bound to look after employees, but sometimes budget constraints mean cutting back on protective equipment and clothing, or cutting corners with safety, and the consequences can be dire.
If you have been at the receiving end of carelessness or negligence, and you’ve had an accident that was not your fault, resulting in injuries for which you received medical attention, then you need to talk to us here at Accident Advice Helpline. If your accident occurred during the last three years then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, and we’re the company who can help you do that.
Contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline
Regardless of the type of accident you had, or the variety of injuries you received, if the accident wasn’t your fault you can claim. Accident Advice Helpline were established in the year 2000 to help people like you make personal injury claims, and with one phone call you can set your claim in motion. It really is that simple.
Call us today and ask about our no-win, no-fee* guarantee. In return we’ll ask you about the circumstances of your accident, and the injuries that you received so that we can start building a case file. You can call us from your landline – completely free of charge on 0800 689 0500, or call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile (charges may apply).
Date Published: 5th August 2016
Author: Lynne Bell
Category: Building site accident claims