According to figures from the Health and Safety Executive, there were 77 fatal construction site accidents in the construction industry in 2006/7, a 28% increase in figures from the previous year. Of these 77 deaths, 30% were due to fall from height, and 21% were due to being hit by a moving or falling object. These two construction site accidents have for many years been amongst the most dangerous construction site accidents. However, there are many more minor or even serious accidents which take place ever year, in 2006/7 around 1.6% of workers suffered from some form of non fatal injury, such as a slip, trip or fall.
Construction Site Accident Claims
At Camps Solicitors we know that a serious construction site accident can have a significant impact on a person’s life. Injuries to the neck, back or to the joints often take many years to recover, and may prevent the victim from ever returning to a physically demanding job such as construction site work or heavy industry. If those responsible for ensuring the safety of any construction site environment have neglected to follow the relevant guidance, e.g. The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996, then there may be very good grounds for you to make a claim.
Our expertise in handling construction site accident claims means that Camps Solicitors will push for the maximum compensation for each individual set of circumstances. We realise that for many people who have been seriously injured in a construction site, there will be considerable financial pressures if they are forced to give up their job, this is why we will aim to recover any potential lost earnings, the costs of adapting your home and monies to cover the provision of care as part of your compensation claim.
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