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Building Site Regulations

If someone had an accident or been injured at work site especially on building site, the workers need to claim compensation for their injuries or loss. They can also take help from trained solicitors or get free consultation regarding their loss or damages for a rightful compensation claim.

There are more than 2 million people working at construction site in Britain making it the nation’s largest industry but is also one of the most unsafe and dangerous. For the past 25 years, more over 2800 working people have passed away from accident they got as a consequence of building work and there are thousands of workers on construction site get injured every year.

Accidents or injuries received by workers on building sites occur as a consequence of falling from a height, a trip or slip, being hit by falling or moving objects, or hit by a motor vehicle, and lifting, handling or carrying. The common causes for construction & building site accidents may occur due to Defective scaffolds, protection harnesses failure, roofs, holes do not supported or fenced off, Chemical spillage, being hit by dumper truck or forklift, poor design of site, inadequate safety briefings, tool malfunctions and falls of workers from ladders.

The law for increasing accidents at construction & building site accidents have solicited the employers to look after the safety and protection of their staff members completely and as they are obliged to give them a ‘responsibility of care’, they must provide

  • Accurate and safe system of work
  • A secured work place which include safe access as well as exit
  • Safe equipment and plant
  • Harmless and capable fellow workers

Apart from general duty of care of employees, there is specific firm building site regulations related to working or construction sites in following vicinity;

  • Manual handling
  • Individual shielding equipment or tools at work
  • Safe exercise of work equipments
  • Control of hazardous substances regarding health
  • Construction- Design or Management
  • Working or functioning at height

The above mentioned building site regulations enable the employers must consider and manage as well to reduce risks and ensure safety related to some certain definite tasks at construction site. If these regulations have been commit a breach, the probability of claiming compensation for construction & building site accidents and receiving it will be simpler for the people suffered from loss or injuries at work site.

Miss G was a passenger in her partner’s car when he lost control on an icy road. She suffered a back and shoulder injury that healed within 1 year. Cooks Legal resolved the matter within 5 months of obtaining her instructions presenting her with a cheque for £2,350.00
"I was very nervous about claiming but Cooks made it so easy. I filled in a form, went to a Dr’s appointment arranged by them, and they did the rest."
Miss G from Peterborough