We have dealt with countless construction compensation claims, which can be caused by negligence in building sites, inadequate employee training, poorly-maintained equipment and many other factors.
Everyone has the right to a safe working environment and construction workers are no exception. Building firms and site managers have a duty of care to ensure all of their employees are adequately trained and protected in the work they do.
However, statistics from the Health and Safety Executive reveal the sector produces a disproportionate number of personal injuries when compared with other fields. Although only five per cent of British employees work in construction, it accounted for 27 per cent of fatal injuries and nine per cent of all major reported injuries in 2010 to 2011.
During this timeframe, 50 workers in the construction industry were killed, with 18 of these people self-employed.
Over 5,000 cases of cancer are thought to result from exposure to dangerous products while working in construction companies every year, while 36,000 cases of musculoskeletal disorder are believed to be caused by working in this field.
Although there have been significant improvements in this sector, it is still a high-risk injury and many injuries are caused by negligent actions from construction firms or other people responsible for the safety of their workforce. Businesses must ensure they organise their workplace in a way that is as safe and hazard-free as possible, considering dangers of slips, trips and falls and working at height regulations.
Other risks in the construction industry include mobile machinery or vehicles, fire hazards, electricity, cranes and the stability of structures, as well as dangerous materials such as asbestos.
The damage caused by these hazards can be anything from burns and minor injuries to terminal illnesses and death.
If any of these issues have affected you, they could have caused you to have to take days or months off work, leave your job or even lose your ability to work in the construction sector.
The cost of an injury sustained because of negligence in the construction field can be very expensive and missed wages, emotional distress, carers’ fees and other expenses can make it very important for victims of negligent acts to claim construction compensation.
If someone else was responsible for your workplace injury on a construction site, if you had inadequate training into hazardous materials or equipment or if there is any other negligent act that was responsible for harm caused to your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing, it is likely you have a claim for compensation.
Whitestone Solicitors can help you in your construction compensation claims and give you the expert help you need for your claim to succeed. We can guide you through health and safety regulations in the sector and get you the maximum possible compensation payout for your injuries and the costs related to them.
We have a multilingual team of advisors and specialists in laws and legislation relating to construction compensation and we will guide you through every part of the process.
Call 0800 8 10 10 10 and start your construction compensation claims today.
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