Construction Accident Claims
Compensation for injuries sustained while working in construction
This is a claim for the financial losses suffered as a result of an accident on a construction site. It is the employers’ responsibility to keep you safe and protected when on a construction site abiding to the health and safety regulations of UK and European law. There are various regulations:
- Working height regulations: if you are working above ground level you must be provided with the correct equipment and assistance, for example the right type of ladder.
- Risk of falling objects: all workers must be provided with safety equipment such as hard hats. Even contractors and agents must wear a hat on site.
- Protection from defective and dangerous premises: it is your employer's responsibility to make sure any dangerous areas such as holes or unstable structures are fenced off with appropriate warning signs.
- Defective machinery and work equipment: your employer is liable if you have an accident due to defective equipment you are using.
Manual handling of objects on building sites: manual handling is when you are required to handle objects on a regular basis. Your employer must carry out a risk assessment to ensure your safety. If you are injured as a result of the repeated motion and it keeps you out of work for 3 days or more, the Health and Safety Executive must be notified by a RIDDOR report.
Excessive noise exposure: noise exposure includes loud bangs (explosive or metal collisions) and constant loud noise (power drills, diggers, tools, diggers).
Injury from work vehicles: if you operate a vehicle you must be given assistance and guidance on safety.
So, if you have an accident on a construction site it is important to keep in mind these regulations when making a claim. To enlist an expert personal injury solicitor to assist with your claim, we invite you to use our free Find a Solicitor service.
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