Lack of training: Construction site accidents
If you work on a construction site and have been injured as a result of an accident that was not your fault, then there is a chance that Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for no win no fee compensation in East Sussex. This claim might be made directly against your employer if they are found to have been liable for your accident, or for anyone else that was in charge of the site on which you were working.
The person against whom you make a no-win, no-fee compensation in East Sussex claim will depend on who is ultimately liable for the accident occurring in the first place, and for you sustaining the injuries that you did. As a result context is vitally important and your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will need to discuss with you the precise details of your case before your claim begins.
Possibly the most common types of no win no fee compensation in East Sussex claim that we deal with here at Accident Advice Helpline when it comes to construction sites involves people falling from height. Often workers are required to work at height, regardless of what sort of work it is that they are doing. When this is a regular part of someone’s job it is essential that they have the necessary training to be able to do this safely.
They should also be provided with the right equipment to ensure that they are kept as safe as possible whilst they are performing such tasks. For example, this can include harnesses to help make sure that if they do trip, they do not fall. This can also include ensuring that all members of staff wear personal protection equipment such as hard hats so that any falls will result in minimal injury.
Employers who do not stress the importance of working safely, and do not provide their staff with the right tools and knowledge to do this, will be found liable if an accident occurs. This in turn means that no win no fee compensation in East Sussex claims can be made against them should their staff members which to pursue this.
It is also important that the construction site itself is organised well. This means that pedestrian walk ways are provided for all people who need to be able to move around the site, and these should be kept separate from areas where heavy machinery might be operating. If this is not done then there is a high chance that workers may be struck or run over by vehicles that are reversing, and drivers who are not anticipating pedestrians being there.
Can you claim?
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you discover whether you can make a no win no fee compensation in East Sussex claim or not, so call us today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and get your claim underway.
Date Published: 22nd December 2014