Helping you with Construction Site Accidents
Helping you with Construction Site Accidents – The word Construction site accidents itself explains the whole phenomenon. There are many regular changing processes involved in the construction site.
The shifts usually change, so you must be ready for anything. But it’s not as simple as it seems. While the employer must follow the guidelines to reduce risk on a building site, accidents are always possible.
There can be multiple causes of an accident on the construction site. An accident can occur if you are not aware of the risks and dangers in your employment, and if you do not use any protective equipment.
Types of construction site accidents:
Falling from heights, unsafe work equipment, slips, trips, and falls, falling objects, defective equipment, and even car accidents are some of the most common types of construction accidents. Most of the time, these accidents result in a personal injury and a personal injury claim against the worker’s employer, so here are a few examples:
1. Falling over:
Falling from a considerable height, roofing accidents, falling from a ladder, and others can cause permanent disability. It can also lead to very tragic situations such as broken bones/ribs. If the site isn’t properly managed or maintained, the chances of an accident at work go up dramatically. Slippery floors are the most common type of accident at work.
2. Stress injuries:
The injuries at the construction site commonly cause stress injuries. This is because work at construction sites entails heavy lifting and manual labor, which involves always being on your feet. Therefore, it can affect your back, wrist or ankles. The pain of these body parts can be very tricky and mostly have a prolonged impact on your health.
3. Continuous chemical exposure:
Construction sites employ several hazardous chemicals. Continuous exposure to those hazardous chemicals leads to breathing problems. These problems prove to be fatal, and occasionally life threatening. Employers have a duty of care to protect workers from dangerous and hazardous chemicals.
4. Accidents by heavy objects:
It occurs more frequently in mines, where large items collide with workers. During work, people might become trapped between or inside heavy objects.
Although companies use many careful safety measures for their employees’ safety, construction site accidents still can happen. According to the rules and regulations, the employer must make sure that the working environment is safe and secure for all members of staff. Sometimes, companies or employers fail to maintain the safety standards which lead to serious accidents. When these accidents occur, workers pay the ultimate price, suffering severe injuries, that may affect them for a long period of time.
What we offer
We understand the risks involved at construction sites; that’s why we focus more on the compensation benefits for the workers. If you suffer an injury during work at a construction site, we will help you claim your compensation, usually on a No Win No Fee basis.
We have a good history of settling thousands of accident claims. Our experts will investigate your whole case, from the start to the end, keeping you updated throughout the claims process.