Injured as a result of a lack of safety at work in Monmouthshire?
Although injuries and accidents can take place in any workplace or industry, working as a builder or contractor can be particularly dangerous. If you work for a construction firm, you may be used to working on building sites but this doesn’t necessary meant that you won’t suffer an accident or injury in the workplace at some point.
As many construction workers work on scaffolding as buildings are being constructed, there is always the risk that they could suffer a fall. Whilst some jobs require staff to wear harnesses to protect them if they fall, this isn’t viable for all types of work. Providing the scaffolding is erected properly, it should be fairly secure. However, if high winds or bad weather affect the structure, work may have to be suspended until it is safe to resume.
Unfortunately, in some cases, staff may not follow all the safety procedures set out for them. If you work in the construction industry and you don’t follow health and safety guidance or use the safety equipment provided and an accident occurs, you may not be able to make personal injury claims. Using the appropriate equipment and following the health and safety laws can prevent injuries from occurring and can even save lives so it’s essential that all members of staff work according to these rules.
Claiming against your employer
If you have followed all the relevant regulations and an accident has occurred, you may find that you’re able to claim compensation by making personal injury claims. If your employer is responsible for the incident, you may even be able to claim against them.
Although making Monmouthshire personal injury claims against your employer can seem daunting, there’s no need to worry. Companies tend to have employee and public liability insurances so it’s likely that your compensation will come from their insurers, rather than the company themselves. In addition to this, your employer won’t be able to sack you or punish you in any way for making a claim against them.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
If you’ve been hurt or you’ve suffered an accident which wasn’t your fault within the last three years, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can help you to make your Monmouthshire personal injury claims and obtain the compensation you deserve?
At Accident Advice Helpline we’re always happy to help new claimants and we even provide free no obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to know without having to pay anything at all. To find out more now, or to make your Monmouthshire personal injury claims today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and speak to a member of our personal injury team today.
Date Published: 1st October 2014