Construction sites are full of hazards, for workers and for visitors to them. The contactors in charge of the site should make sure every precaution is taken to safeguard everyone’s well being, otherwise they could find that they have a face a Norwich accident at work claim.
Who is responsible for a Norwich accident at work claim for compensation?
Building sites are a bit different from other workplaces in the respect that there can be:
- The main contractor who will have their own employees, there can be more than one main contractor on a large job
- Subcontractors who will have their own employees, and there are usually several of these
- Self employed subcontractors who work for themselves on site
- Architects and quantity surveyors
- Admin staff
- Managerial staff
- Delivery drivers, and drivers taking away waste products
- Visitors to site, which could be planning officers, or health and safety inspectors
All of these people are at risk when they are on a building site, but the proper health and safety precautions should be in place to stop them having an accident that was not their own fault.
The building site accidents that result in a Norwich accident at work claim
There are numerous accidents that can happen on constructions site, no matter how small or large they are. The sorts of things that go wrong are:
- Walls collapsing
- Scaffolding accidents
- Trenches giving way
- Accidents with site machinery
- Accidents with trucks delivering goods or taking away waste
- Accidents with site traffic
- Electric shocks from faulty equipment
- Floor falling through
- Objects falling from height
These are just a sample of the sorts of accidents that can happen on building sites, and for which innocent victims might want to make a Norwich accident at work claim.
Health and safety on a construction site
Over the last two decades, health and safety on construction sites has really been tightened, and this has made a difference by reducing the annual figures for serious injuries and deaths on them. Such things as the compulsory wearing of hard hats, and health and safety briefings before being allowed on site are just two of the measures that have helped a great deal, and have helped to improve the construction industries record. Having said that, it is still the second most dangerous industry to work in, only farming being worse.
Making a personal injury claim
If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your own fault, UK law says you are entitled to compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline are here specifically to help innocent victims get the access to justice that allows them to make a claim.
The experience we have gained over the last 14 years of specialising in compensation claims, together with our expertise and knowledge means that victims who use us, have a claim that is dealt with quickly and efficiently, with as little stress as possible.
It is this high quality service that has made us one of the leading specialist law firms in the UK, and why many victims turn to us when they want to make a claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 4th October 2014