If you’re a builder or you regularly work on a construction site, you could be more likely to suffer a Magor accident at work. As working in the construction industry can be dangerous, it’s important that you take extra care at work and that you use all the safety equipment that is made available.
If you’re employed by a private company or a local council, it may up to them to provide you with the appropriate safety equipment. In addition to this, they may be required to test machinery and tools regularly to ensure that it is safe and in good working order. If they fail to do either of these things and a Magor accident occurs as a result, you could make a compensation claim against them if you’re hurt.
Suffered a Magor accident whilst working on a construction site?
As many builders and construction workers are self-employed, many are responsible for providing their own tools and safety equipment. However, as you may be working on a site which another company has set up, you will need to rely on them in some areas. If they haven’t performed the work properly, the site itself could be structurally unsafe and you could experience a Magor accident as a result. In such cases, it’s likely that an investigation would take place and if the company are shown to be responsible, you could potentially obtain compensation from them for your injuries.
As accidents which occur within the construction industry can be very serious, and even have fatal consequences, there are strict health and safety guidelines which govern companies operating within the sector. If your employers fail to follow these guidelines or they don’t adhere to specific restrictions, it’s very likely that they will be held liable if a Magor accident occurs as a result.
If you are hurt in a Magor accident caused by your employer, you may want to make a claim against them as soon as possible. If you suffer serious injuries in an accident, you may find that your ability to work is compromised. Unfortunately, many people find that they are unable to return to work at all after an accident or they are forced to switch job roles because of their injuries.
If you need to take time off work because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you don’t need to worry about missing out on your wages. When you make a compensation claim against someone who caused an accident, you can also claim back any income you’ve lost or any expenses you’ve incurred so you don’t have to be financially penalised simply because you suffered an accident.
If you want to find out more about making a claim or you’re keen to make a claim as soon as possible, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do our best to help. Call now!
Date Published: 15th July 2014