Workplace accidents happen every day and if you have been hurt in an accident that wasn?t your fault you may be entitled to compensation and should call Oakwood Solicitors today; the personal injury advisors can tell you how much your claim may be worth or you can use the compensation calculator or read case studies in the UK to give you an idea on what you may be entitled to.
Mr W from Birmingham asked Oakwood’s? team to manage his accident claim after he fell from some scaffolding at work. Mr W sustained injuries from his fall but he was lucky that he was not one of the many fatalities that are reported each year as a result of falls from height. Most workplace deaths are caused by falls from height.
Construction sites are known to be one of the more hazardous environments to work in. One hazardous area is of course scaffolding which needs to follow guidelines to maximise the safety of employees. Employers must ensure they understand when scaffolding is required and what level of training is required. The scaffolding needs to be erected by someone who is qualified. Someone who is fully qualified also needs to carry out regular inspections and supervise any operations.
A workplace accidents specialist can handle a case involving an accident from any working environment and studies have shown that taking legal advice from an expert as soon as possible can improve your chances of a successful outcome in the UK.
Falls are the biggest contributor of fatal injuries at work in the UK. Past figures have shown that nearly half of the construction site deaths reported in one year were caused by falls from height. The HSE have reported that more than 4000 accidents occur each year on construction sites which result in broken bones and fractured skulls. Most of these injuries are caused by falls from height or by tripping over materials.
So many of these accidents are preventable and if a breach of duty of care is discovered then an employer could find themselves paying thousands of pounds in damages to an injured employee.
Construction is possibly one of the most dangerous areas to work in; adherence to health and safety rules is of the upmost importance in this particular industry. Unfortunately some employers do not follow health and safety guidelines and this is when most accidents happen.
If as an employee you feel that your employer has failed to either act or they have been negligent by an inaction which could reasonably have been predicted to cause an accident then you can take legal action to get compensation. Oakwood can provide detailed legal advice on the circumstances of your case.
If you need to speak to one of Oakwood’s personal injury experts about workplace accidents case studies or if you think you may be entitled to compensation following an accident call Oakwood Solicitors in the UK today on 0844 499 9302