The fact that 2.2 million people work in Britain's construction sector makes it the country's biggest industry but it is also one of the most dangerous as in the last 25 years over 2,800 people have died from injuries they have received as a result of construction work. One top of this there are several thousand workers who suffer injury every year in the construction industry.
The construction industry in the UK is said to be one of the safest in Europe despite the fact that one third of work fatalities happen in this industry as you as six times more likely to be killed undertaking this physically demanding job than doing a job in any other industry.
Some of the most common causes of construction accidents are the following:
- Slip, trip or fall
- Falling from heights such as scaffolding and ladders
- Incorrect training or equipment for handling, lifting and carrying items
- Safety harness failure
- Being hit by a forklift
- Chemical spillage
- No safety training
- Being hit by a falling object
The main cause of construction accidents is due to incorrect training or no safety information as well defective equipment. All of these aspects mean that your accident was due to the negligence of another person and as a result you could be able to make a claim for compensation.
If you have been injured in a construction accident that was caused due to the negligence of another person then get in touch with Help With Your Claim today and we will assess your case to see if you have a good chance of a successful compensation claim.
To help you with your compensation claim it is advised that when the construction accident happens that you do your best to collect as much evidence about what happened as possible so to help you do this you should collect the names and addresses of any witnesses who saw the accident and it is advised that you seek medical attention after the accident, not just to get your injuries taken care of but so that you also have a record of the treatment you received, which will help you with your claim for compensation.
Because construction workers usually depend on their fitness to be able to work, any injuries can result in significant loss of wages but compensation will be able to help. This is because in a successful compensation claim you will be awarded compensation for your initial injuries, any medical expenses that you have occurred and any loss of wages that you are facing due to being out of work while your injuries heal.
For more information about making a claim for compensation contact us here at Help With Your Claim today and we will do everything we can to help you claim your compensation.