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Building Site Safety

A building site is a hazardous place where deadly accidents can occur. This is because of the fact that workers here have to deal with a perilous nature of work including defective scaffolding, falls from the roof tops, broken and defective safety harnesses, welding accidents, chemical burns, power tool accidents, electrocutions, crane accidents, and power tool injuries. As a result workers come face to face with serious injuries that may either lead to permanent incapacitation or even death.

Your employer, occupiers, main contractors as well as other building workers generally owe the responsibility of care. They need to provide regulations about building site safety so that workers can have safe access to their respective works. Moreover, adequate security measures must be taken so that unnecessary risks can be avoided to the maximum extent.

The employers owe the biggest responsibility of security and must ensure building site safety so that risks for injuries at the building site can be reduced. Some of the advised equipments to be provided at the building site include safety clothing, safety matting, hard hats and harnesses to name a few. Also, the building workers must be provided training sessions so that they operate different equipments in the most appropriate way.

In case any worker has become victim of any accident at the building site, the accident matter should be reported to the owner at the earliest so that desired measures can be undertaken immediately. And employees association must maintain the records of different doctors and hospitals so that they can straight away take the victim directly to them in case owner is unavailable at the emergency time.

The victim must claim accident insurance compensation from the employer for the injuries bore by him while working on the building site. And in case the victim feels he is not getting optimum amount of compensation, it is highly advised to take the help of personal injury lawyers. This is because these lawyers have specialized knowledge and expertise in dealing with the laws connected with the building site accidents. Therefore, they can help you in getting maximum compensation for the injuries faced by you.

The personal injury lawyers work on the criteria of no win no fees. They do not charge their fee in case they fail to win compensation ion your behalf. So, it is better to obtain their services and get compensation for the building site injuries that occurred at no fault of your own.

Workplace Accident
Mrs P tripped on an extension lead wire which had been left to run across the floor of her workplace. She had previously complained about the lead however it was not rectified until after her accident. Liability was admitted early in the claim and Mrs P was awarded £1600.00 following consultation with a medico-legal expert.
"I was very sceptical to approach a "no win no fee" firm, but I was happy to have them help me. They were professional, concise and were successful with my claim. I would be very happy to use them and to recommend them."
Mrs P, London