Death rates in the construction industry are still too high
Accidents at work that involve falls from height are the biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of personal injury compensation claims. The recent accident in Battersea which killed the crane driver and a bystander when the crane collapsed illustrates this.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, the most common accidents at construction sites leading to fatal personal injuries are falling from height followed by being hit by a moving/falling object; being struck by a moving vehicle; being trapped by something collapsing or overturning and electrical accidents.
Despite the introduction of new legislation to prevent work accidents from occurring which could result in a compensation claim, they continue to happen.
The most recent statistics released by the HSE about fatal personal injuries affecting workers in construction last year showed that 59 deaths occurred as a result of construction work being carried out in unsafe conditions.
This figure is too high and monitoring agencies believe the construction industry needs to implement better safety procedures to prevent personal injuries requiring compensation claims and fatalities from occurring.
The centre for corporate accountability and work accidents
Set up in 1999, this centre promotes worker and public safety and provides information and advice on safety, law enforcement and corporate criminal accountability issues.
It also monitors work-related deaths in England and Wales, providing a list of people who have died in work-related accidents. Read more at www.corporateaccountability.org.
Accident at work compensation claim
Work accidents can happen anywhere at any time, but did you realise that if you had an accident at work in the last three years that you may be able to make a compensation claim?
We provide a professional service to help you get the accident at work compensation you deserve. Our specialist personal injury solicitors are trained to provide you with advice and support every step of the way to protect your rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
When you have had an accident at work you will want to turn to a company that specialises in personal injury compensation claims. You may be able to make a claim for suffering due to injuries caused, loss of earnings, medical treatment and recovery time.
We can give you free legal advice about making a compensation claim and explain how the claims process works, without risk. What's more, you don't have to pay any legal fees in the event your claim is unsuccessful.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so to find out more about how we can help you further either chat online with us now, request a call-back at a time convenient for you, or call us any time you like on 0800 197 32 32.