Construction Site Accidents
Accidents which occur on construction sites can take many forms and vary considerably.
Whilst the Health and Safety Executive reports that there have been significant reductions in both numbers and rates of injuries sustained in the construction industry in the last 20 years, this sector still remains a high risk area.* Whilst construction industry employees only account for around 5% of Britain’s workforce, 9% of the reported major injuries suffered by employees and 27% of the fatal injuries of the UK came from the construction industry in 2010/2011.
Some of the commonest accidents which happen to construction workers are as follows:
Accidents On Construction Sites
- Forklift accidents
- Crane accidents
- Slips, trips and falls whilst working on a construction site
- Falling objects
- Falling from scaffolding
Employers Duty of Care
Employers in construction (indeed, across all sectors), have a duty of care to ensure that their employees working conditions meet certain health and safety standards, and if they do not meet these commitments, workers who are injured whilst working in their employ may be in a position to seek compensation for their injuries.
Choosing The Right Legal Team
With a wealth of experience in dealing with compensation claims for accidents at work (including construction site accident claims), Jefferies LLP Solicitors will be with you every step of the way when it comes to dealing with your case.
We have helped many people to successfully bring their claim for compensation to fruition and may be able to do the same for you.
Making A Claim
If you have been injured in an accident on a construction site, that was not your fault, in the last three years, Jefferies LLP accident solicitors may be able to help you with your accident claim.
The first step in seeking compensation for your injuries is to contact us so that we can take some initial details from you, with a view to evaluating whether your claim can be progressed to the next stage.
You can contact us by either telephone on 0800 342 3206 or by using our online claim form.
Once your initial enquiry has been received one of our personal injury solicitors will contact you within 4 working hours to speak to you in confidence on an informal basis regarding your potential claim for injury at work.
Source: Health and Safety Executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/industry/construction/index.htm