Can I make an injury claim in Ruthernbridge for construction site accidents?
All employers have a legal duty to protect their employees’ health and safety, but because of the nature of the work on a building site accidents happen, injuries occur and victims make an injury claim in Ruthernbridge. Construction sites can be extremely dangerous places to work. The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) information suggests that well over two million people work on construction sites in the UK, making it the biggest industry in the country. Many workers have lost their lives on construction sites.
What are the accidents that can happen on a building site and need an injury claim in Ruthernbridge?
All different types of accidents can happen. Some of them are:
- 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;
- Falling from ladders; and
- Safety harness failure.
You may be able to make an injury claim in Ruthernbridge if you have been injured as a result of any construction site accident that was not your fault.
Is there any protective clothing I should be wearing to help reduce the risk of a serious injury?
There is lots of protective clothing on the market for construction site workers. These will hopefully make any injury you may sustain a bit less severe. Unfortunately, there are also lots of fake products. Always buy good quality protection from a reputable company to be certain it will do the job it is supposed to. Some of the items that might help are:
- Dust masks;
- Safety gloves;
- Safety boots;
- High-visibility jackets;
- Hard hats;
- Ear guards; and
- Ear protectors.
Who is the responsible party responsible for my injury?
Building companies will insist on seeing the worker’s insurance before they are allowed on site. The workers may be from many different companies or even be self-employed. Once you have established who caused the accident, you will need to know their employment status. If an electrician works for a large electrical contractor, for instance, it will be their employer who is responsible.
Who can help me to make my construction site personal injury compensation claim?
You should let Accident Advice Helpline build the case for you. We are experienced in all types of claims and over the last 15 years have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation they deserved. Among them, there have been many 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 you claim.
Date Published: 15th September 2013
Author: David Brown