According to the Health and Safety Executive there has been a significant reduction in the number and rate of construction accidents in the workplace during the last decade of the 21st Century and the first ten years of the 2000s. However, construction remains a high-risk industry. George Ide have a team of solicitors ready to help you make your construction accident claim today.
In Great Britain, construction and allied trades accounts for approximately five per cent of all employees, yet, construction gives rise to 27 per cent of fatal work injuries, and nine per cent of reported major injuries.
Employees in the construction industry are often required to work at height, use heavy machinery and conduct tasks in adverse weather conditions and these factors conspire to increase the risk for workers.
Construction, renovation and building services companies and the work they undertake are governed by various sets of regulations such as the Work at Height Regulations 2005, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998
Site managers and those responsible for organising a workforce on a building site have a legal obligation to provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, a safe environment for workers on site and the general public who may be nearby.
Suitable risk assessments must always be carried out prior to work commencing and safe systems of work must be enforced at all times.
Employers and managers have a responsibility to ensure workers are suitably trained to carry out the tasks they are being charged with, and, where necessary, suitable training and personal protective equipment should be supplied.
The Health and Safety Executive reports that in 2010/11 there were
Plus, the Labour Force Survey suggests that the construction sector accounted for around 11 per cent of reportable non-fatal injuries and 12 per cent of all non-fatal injuries in 2009/10 (three-year average) for all industries.
If you have suffered personal injury as a result of an accident on a building site or in the construction industry, and it was not your fault, the personal injury solicitors at George Ide are here to help.
Our experienced team can advise all aspects of making a claim after a construction accident, and where injuries are life altering, we will organise an independent, health-care trained case manager who will liaise with you and your family to ensure you receive suitable treatments, therapies, rehabilitation and advice and guidance on financial aspects of life after a construction accident, such as benefit entitlements and managing mortgage payments etc.
Where a claim for compensation is successful our full service practice is also able to provide detailed investment advice so you can rest assured that your financial welfare is being professionally advised to provide a secure future for yourself and your loved ones.
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