Lolworth is a small village in the district of South Cambridgeshire. It is a small village and parish covering only 449 hectares (1,110 acres). It owes its position to the Via Devana, the Roman road running from Cambridge to Huntingdon that became a turnpike between 1772 and 1876.
Building sites are one of the most dangerous workplaces, despite strict Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines. There are still higher than average accident rates for most types of injury, so it is no wonder there are injuries resulting in making personal injury claims and using an injury lawyer in Lolworth.
Things are getting better, so maybe you can avoid using an injury lawyer in Lolworth
Things are getting better, though — changes to regulations for contractors have ensured construction site accidents have been steadily falling for 20 years. Below you can see just how much they have fallen in only eight years:
- 2004/05: 3,750 reported major injuries;
- 2011/12: 2,230 reported major injuries.
1,500 fewer major incidents is brilliant news, but because of the nature of the work, no matter how careful workers are, there will always be accidents where they are injured and need to use an injury lawyer in Lolworth. The HSE say that there are some areas where the accident rates are higher than the national average. These are split into four categories:
- Being struck by falling/moving objects;
- Manual handling incidents;
- Falls (not on a single level); and
- Slips and falls on a single level.
Over a five-year period, the construction industry managed to match the national average for accidents whilst handling goods, whilst slips and falls on a single level were considerably lower — only 26% compared to a national average of 39%.
Construction falls short in the two remaining areas — falls and being struck by objects. Reported falls comes in at nearly double the national average, with 28% being reported compared to 15% for other industries. Being struck by objects creeps in at 4% above the national average of 11%. The HSE are constantly reviewing and updating guidelines to ensure that the statistics keep going in the right direction. Maybe one day there will come a point where there is little need for an injury lawyer in Lolworth.
Helping the victims
If you are one of the thousands who falls victim to a workplace accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have professional, friendly advisors helping people who have been injured in a construction site accident 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, you can have complete peace of mind in knowing you’re dealing with an ethical company. Our no-win, no-fee lawyers regularly deal with a variety of cases, and we can provide specialists for specific cases that require it.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to start your claim.
Date Published: 5th October 2013