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Accidents in Construction

Accidents in construction are relatively common. According to the Health and Safety Executive, there were 2585 reported major injuries to employees due to accidents in construction in 2009/10.

Faulty Equipment is a Common Cause of Accidents in Construction

Construction sites pose a large variety of risks, making the possibility of accidents in construction quite high. Many accidents in construction can often be avoided.

A common cause of accidents in construction is general wear and tear of equipment and machinery. If machinery or equipment is not maintained and serviced regularly then you could be at risk of a personal injury.

Workers are Entitled to Regular Breaks to Help Prevent Accidents in Construction

Many workers do not realise that they are entitled to ask supervisors for regular breaks when using heavy duty equipment. As a worker you are also entitled to request replacement equipment if anything you are using is faulty. This can help to prevent accidents in construction.

Safety regulations are the responsibility of the Government’s Health and Safety Commission, and are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive. They try to ensure that risks in the continually changing workplace, including construction sites, are properly managed to reduce the risk of accidents.

Types of Accidents in Construction

There are many possible types of accidents in construction that include scaffolding accidents, lifting equipment failure, welding accidents, falls from roofs/ladders, crane accidents, forklift truck accidents, electric shock injury, accidents from faulty machinery, unsafe safety harnesses and power tool accidents.

What to do in the Event of Accidents in Construction

You May Be Entitled To Claim Compensation for Accidents in Construction

If you have experienced accidents in construction that have caused a personal injury then you could be entitled to claim. Accidents in construction can result in a significant loss of wages if your injury causes you to be off work. You need compensation for this and for your injuries. Hattons Solicitors can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim.

If you would like more information or would like to make a compensation claim for accidents in construction then please call 0800 296 9690 or fill in the Claim Now form to the right of this screen.


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