There is one occupation that is common throughout the UK and that is construction work. As we emerge from the recent recession, the UK construction market is getting back on its feet and personal injury compensation claims in Broadland relating to construction accidents are set to rise. Perhaps you have already been injured in this sort of accident and want to find out more about starting a claim. Here we give you some more information so that you can get started.
Personal injury compensation claims in Broadland and construction work
The construction industry is now heavily regulated and health and safety procedures on construction sites have improved greatly over the last few decades. However, the construction industry is still well-known for its high accident rates and a proportion of these accidents are caused by employers.
There are several duties of care that apply to an employer on a construction site. They should protect their employee’s safety by making sure that a thorough risk assessment is carried out for every job. This will highlight all the potential hazards and allow appropriate safety measures to be devised. They should also devise safe systems of work and make sure that protective equipment is supplied and worn when needed. They should also provide appropriate training and supervision and make sure that the risk assessment is regularily revised.
Some of the key safety hazards on construction sites can be summarised as:
- Falls from a height
- Machinery accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Trench and structure collapses
- Vehicular accidents
- Chemical incidents
- Electrical incidents
Your construction site claim
If you are thinking about starting a construction site claim you should come to the experts in personal injury compensation claims in Broadland – that’s us at Accident Advice Helpline.
We can help you with all of the legal aspects of the claim. We will even try and complete as much of the paperwork as we can so that you don’t have to spend hours filling in forms. Our expert personal injury lawyers will be happy to work on a no win no fee basis so that you can have complete financial peace of mind when starting your claim. We will work efficiently to get you every last penny of the compensation that you deserve.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
If you would like to chat more about your possible construction site accident claim, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We will be happy to help.
Date Published: 28th June 2015
Author: David Brown