Construction sites are dangerous places to work.
The Health and Safety Executive’s figures for 2009 included 41 deaths in the construction industry that year. Reduction of the number of fatalities on building sites is an ongoing priority for HSE.
If you have been injured in an accident on a construction site, you need expert legal advice as a matter of priority. Grigor & Young’s personal injury claim solicitors can provide friendly and sympathetic specialist help to get you on the road to recovery and get you the compensation you deserve.
Employed and self-employed workers
Construction sites will often have many different tradesmen working on them, some as employees and some as self-employed. A claim is generally more straightforward where an injured person can be treated as an employee rather than self-employed. Fortunately, the law has developed in such a way that many workers who you might think would be self-employed are in fact treated as employees for the purposes of health and safety law.
In all cases, as far as possible, it is important to carry out prompt investigation of the accident circumstances, and identify and interview relevant witnesses.
Frequent types of construction site accident
The sorts of accidents which can give rise to successful claims include:
- Collapse of the sides of excavations onto workers
- Demolition mishaps
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Failure to provide proper personal protective equipment
- Falls from height, including ladder accidents
- Overturn of site vehicles or collisions with workers
- Workers being struck by falling objects
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