The winter months are fast approaching, and if you work outside in the open, in Worthing, or anywhere else for that matter here in the UK, bad weather could cause a serious risk to your health and safety. If you get injured through no fault of your own, you may need to raise a Worthing accident at work claim seeking compensation for your injury, using the no-win, no-fee* services that we provide here at Accident Advice Helpline; services which come highly recommended by former TV presenter and people’s consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen.
Strong winds and torrential rain can cause havoc
Strong winds are now a regular feature of the British weather, and they can easily bring down scaffolding, damage walls, and lift the roofs off houses. This can lead to dangerous wires and gas pipes being exposed, certainly on the outside, and sometimes even indoors in the office. Torrential rain can easily flood sites and block sewers; something which can be especially dangerous if there is electricity in the vicinity. When sewers become blocked and overflow, there is also a danger from raw sewage.
The employer’s and the employee’s duty of care
Anyone who has a responsibility to organise and manage work in the great outdoors has a duty of care to ensure that workers are kept as safe as possible. It should also be borne in mind that each individual worker has a duty of care to themselves. Workers are well within their rights to refuse to put themselves in danger and to make a Worthing accident at work claim if they are injured through no fault of their own.
The additional risks that construction workers face
Construction workers are especially at risk during bad weather. Working at height, which is always a risky undertaking, becomes even more hazardous in poor weather. Working on roofs should be avoided, as should working on scaffolding, or up on ladders.
Instigating a Worthing accident at work claim through Accident Advice Helpline
If you do get injured working outside in Worthing in bad weather conditions, through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline, can assist you with raising a Worthing accident at work claim for compensation. Just how much compensation you may be due will depend on the nature and seriousness of the injury you have sustained. To find out, why not use our 30-second compensation calculator?
The compensation calculator can be found here on our website. It’s simple and user friendly. All you have to do is to provide answers from the drop-down boxes relating to 4 questions regarding the injury you’ve suffered. The process takes on average, about 30 seconds.
How to find out more
If you’d like to find out more about raising a personal injury claim for compensation, you can either visit our website, or chat to one of our experienced advisors using the helpline service that we provide. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile. Any advice you are given is free of charge and all calls are treated in the strictest confidence.