Construction site accidents
An employer always has a duty of care to the people working for them to ensure that they are not put at risk of harm whilst they are at work. In some work environments this is not a difficult thing to ensure, as there are not many dangerous situations that employees might be exposed to. However, when it comes to construction sites there are lots of hazards and dangers that do need to be accounted for, and steps must be taken to minimise the risks involved.
If an employer does not do all they can to ensure that the work environment is safe then members of staff, or contractors, may be able to make a no win no fee compensation Epping Forest claims against the person responsible. To find out if you can make a claim for compensation then you can contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information.
Injuries that can occur
It makes sense to think of a construction site as being a potentially dangerous environment, and therefore it may be easy to think of injuries that could occur in such a situation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have helped hundreds of construction workers to file personal injury compensation claims after they have been injured at work. Provided that the accident in question was not our clients’ fault then we will be able to help them seek no win no fee compensation in Epping Forest.
Some of the injuries and accidents we have helped with include:
- Falling objects – one of the most obvious hazards that can present on a construction site is objects falling from height. If you are standing underneath and something falls on you this can cause serious injuries. Of course, it’s not just workers who are at risk of this, if suitable parameters or warning signs are not present, then members of the public could also be at risk. They would also be able to make a no win no fee compensation Epping Forest claim if the accident was not their fault.
- Falls from height – as well as objects falling from heights, workers could also slip or trip and in the end fall. Harnesses and other protective equipment should be provided, and all areas of work should be inspected to make sure that there is not a risk of falling.
- PPE – members of staff, regardless of the nature of their contract, should be provided with personal protection equipment. This will be used to help keep them safe and can include hi-visibility wear as well as hard hats.
Can you make a no win no fee compensation Epping Forest claim?
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers now to find out if you have a valid claim to make. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993, or send this text ‘Claim 365’ to 88010. Call now for advice from the experts.
Date Published: 22nd December 2014
Author: David Brown