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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Kew

    In the UK at the moment, there is lots of building sites, which means lots of builders or workers around on these sites. These builders might be at risk from an injury that was caused through an accident that was not their fault and then they might want to make a personal injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Kew to help them.

    Health and safety is used on a building site to try to avoid the use of the solicitors in Kew

    No matter what trade you are working in, every employer through out the UK, has a legal duty to make sure they protect the health and safety of all of their staff members. But being on a building site, because of the type of work that happens there, accidents are bound to happen at some point. This could mean that workers are injured in accidents, and the victims who are involved may be entitled to make an injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Kew, to help them in making an injury compensation claim.

    Even though, over the last 20 years health and safety rules and regulations have been tightened up in the construction industry, and even though the tighter measures have reduced the number of serious injuries and deaths, it is still an extremely dangerous place to work.

    HSE figures suggest that there are over 2 million workers in the construction industry, and this would make it the largest industry in the UK. Unfortunately lots of workers have lost their lives working on building sites, and lots of workers have had serious injuries working on them as well.

    If any type of accident happens on a construction site, and it was not your fault but you were injured, you need to use the solicitors in Kew at Accident Advice Helpline. 

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    There are numerous types of accidents that could happen, here are some examples:

    • Falling objects and materials
    • Electrical faults
    • Collapsing trenches and foundations
    • Accidents with power tools
    • Faulty lifts and hoists
    • Scaffolding accidents
    • Movement of internal construction site traffic
    • Falling from ladders
    • Safety harness failure
    • Insufficient or no safety briefings
    • Falls through weak floors and roofs

    Wearing protective clothing can help to reduce the risk of a serious injury

    Currently on the market today, there are lots of different types of protective clothing that builders could wear while they are on site. This clothing could potentially make the injuries you could suffer less serious. Of course, like everything, there are also lots of fake items that you could buy. You should not do that, you need to always buy good quality good, after all they might save your life one day.

    Here are some of the items that might help are:

    • Safety boots
    • High-vis jackets
    • Dust masks
    • Goggles
    • Safety gloves
    • Ear protectors
    • Hard hats
    • Ear guards

    Making your claim

    Call Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone helpline, 0800 689 000 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to a friendly adviser. They are there to help and will guide you through the required processes of making you claim, or try our 30-second test for a quick estimate of the amount you may receive.

    Date Published: 20th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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