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Construction Site Injury Claims

Have you been injured in a construction accident? Get the compensation you deserve.

About Construction site injury claims

Our experienced work accident solicitors will help you with any construction site injuries you may experience after your accident. Construction work can be very dangerous, and it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that their staff is safe to the highest possible standard. Construction sites must follow their own and the national regulations called “The Construction (Design and Management) Regulation” to ensure the safety of their employees, the employers must also follow the “Health and Safety Act” of 1974 as they own a Duty of Care to their employees to maintain a safe environment.

Common Accidents in a construction site

There is a range of risks that employees who work at a construction site are exposed to and when not controlled by regulations can lead to accidents, it is the employers’ responsibility to lower the chances of any accidents happening, however, if accidents do occur, the most common ones include:

  • Falls from scaffolding, which can be extremely dangerous, especially if it involves falling from a bigger height, employers must ensure that the employees are trained to a good standard to ensure any scaffolding is built correctly and safely.
  • Faults or defective machinery can pose a huge danger to anyone. Faults in machinery can result in them acting out of hand or shocking the individual operating them. Any fault in the machine should be quickly identified and resolved by the employer.
  • Electric shocks can be frequent at a building site, if any wires are exposed or machinery is faulty, it can lead to some extremely dangerous electric shocks.
  • Due to the nature of the job, heavy lifting can be a daily task. However, employers must stick to the safety guidelines of heavy lifting and only allow their male employees to lift to 25kg and women up to 16kg, if they allow them to lift a weight that exceeds that, it can cause accidents and detrimental injuries.
  • Slips and trips can also be very common at construction sites, hanging wires and spillages can happen often, slips and trips can be most dangerous when the individual is carrying heavy objects.

We advise that these are just some examples of accidents on a construction site, we advise that if you have experienced any form of injury on a construction site, you can claim compensation. contact Solicitors On Your Side now, and we will ensure to treat your case most professionally, enabling you to get the outcome you deserve.

Employers duty of care

Under the Health and Safety Act of 1974, it is the employer’s Duty of Care to guarantee the safety of their employees and limit the risk of an accident occurring in the workplace. Their responsibilities consist of:

  • Keeping the machinery in a good condition, including regular checks and safety maintenance checks to reduce the risk of an accident happening.
  • Carrying out regular health and safety checks.
  • Carrying out regular risk assessments and if any faults are found, they are resolved in a good time.
  • Make sure any safety equipment is kept to a good and safe standard.
  • Training the staff for any apparatus and having regular check-ups to ensure the correct procedure is always carried out.

How can I make a claim?

If you have been involved in an accident at work, we recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors to help you come out with the highest possible compensation, so you can get back to your daily life in no time. We advise that like with any claim, evidence is an important part of it to ensure you get the highest possible compensation.

How can we help?

Our experience in work accident claims will help you make a successful claim after being injured. We will treat your case in the most professional way ensuring that you feel comfortable conveying your story in the best way. We will help gather any necessary information to help back up your case and increase the chances of getting correct compensation. We will ensure that your process is run smoothly in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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