Solicitor in Beauly – the dangers of building sites
If your job entails you working on a construction site, you are in danger all the time you are there. They can be dangerous places to work, even though the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines are very strict and have become even tighter over the last two decades.
There are still higher than average accident rate among the 2 million construction workers, many of them victims of accidents that were not their fault. There has been a steady reduction in the reported serious accidents, but there are still too many. As a comparison, in 2005 there were 3750 major injuries reported and in 2012 a reduced figure of 2230.
This reduction of over 1500 reported major accidents is wonderful news, but there are still some areas where the construction industry accidents are much higher than the national average. This is largely due to the dangerous nature of much of the work. No matter how cautious people are, with so many hazards in one place, there will inevitably be some accidents and personal injury claims using a solicitor in Beauly at Accident Advice Helpline.
A solicitor in Beauly reads on the HSE site the main groupings for accidents
HSE put accidents into four main grouping for data purposes, these being:
- Falls (not on a single level)
- Slips and falls on a single level
- Being struck by falling/moving objects
This enables them to compare the figures to national averages and over a five-year period the construction industry managed to match the national average for accidents for handling goods, whilst slips and falls on a single level were considerably lower, only 26% compared to a national average of 39%.
The place where things are worse
The two remaining areas results are not so good. Reported falls, not a single level, comes in at nearly double the national average, with 28% being reported compared to 15% for other industries. Being struck by objects creeps in at 4% above the national average of 11%. HSE are constantly reviewing and updating guidelines to ensure the statistics keep going in the right direction.
Outcome of accidents
If you are involved in a fall, or something falls on your head, it may not sound much like an accident, but the injuries from these can be very severe sometimes.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have been helping construction workers for many years, helping them to get the compensation they deserved after being injured in an accident that was not their fault.
We have professional, friendly advisers ready to help people who have been injured in a construction site accident. With over 15 years in the industry, you can have complete peace of mind in knowing you’re dealing with experienced and knowledgeable lawyers who all work on a no win no fee basis, so they will not be looking for any money to start your claim.
Why not take our 30-second test on our website to see if you have a valid claim and how much you could be entitled to.
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown