Major construction sites operated by civil engineers have some of the most hazardous conditions in the building industry due to the scale of the undertaking and whilst being highly regulated and supervised are still responsible for over 5 times the rate of serious injuries and fatalities than workers in other industries. On average there are two workers killed every month with hundreds of serious injuries and thousands of attendances for hospital treatment. Of the fatalities almost half are caused by falls from height with 15% being struck by falling objects and 15% being struck by moving vehicles including dumpers and diggers. Employers have a legal duty to take care of the health and safety of employees. Failure to do so which results in negligent injury will lead to construction accident solicitors taking legal action in a compensation claim in a court of law and may also lead to criminal proceedings against the employer.
Most construction accident solicitors compensation claims succeed against employers following proof of a failure to provide competent co-workers, adequate materials, safety equipment, protective clothing and a safe system of work with proper training and supervision. The basic safety requirements within the construction industry include :-
A requirement that the employer provides suitable premises including safe means of access and egress, adequate lighting and ventilation with a cleaning regime for removal of debris.
A duty to protect from falls from height including :-
protection from falling objects :-
If you have been injured as a result of negligence by an employer or a co-worker, our construction accident solicitors are able to make a construction accident compensation claim on a no win no fee basis. If you are partly to blame yourself we can still make a claim. If you would like free advice just complete the contact form or email our offices or use the helpline and a construction accident solicitor will telephone to give information on how to protect your legal right to claim compensation with no further obligation.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 339 958
The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here