20th March 2020
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Construction sites contain a number of hazards and people who work on them are disproportionately likely to be killed or seriously injured as a result of their employment. Companies within the sector that fail to protect the wellbeing of their employees are putting themselves at risk of construction accident compensation claims.
Some of the dangers construction sector workers are exposed to become apparent through long-term health problems, such as respiratory illnesses, deafness and asbestosis, but other personal injuries can become apparent immediately, including musculoskeletal disorders caused by heavy lifting and manual handling, wounds caused through tool use and broken bones following slips, trips and falls. Our personal injury solicitors can help people receive compensation for all of these health problems.
Everyone controlling work on-site is responsible for the health and safety of personnel. Some of the considerations that require organisation and planning include ensuring that conditions on site are safe and that the planned work will not put people at risk. This applies for all building projects, from small jobs to volume developments, and from the initial set-up to the dismantling of hoardings when the contract is completed.
Many of the hazards involved in construction projects are obvious and can be seen in every development. However, these should not be seen as an inevitable part of working in the industry and all building firms and contractors should carefully manage risks to prevent construction accidents.
If you wish to make a construction accident compensation claims, speak to our construction accident solicitors on 08000 430 430.