Building site and construction accident claim

Building and Construction sites can be dangerous places to work. Some of the most common hazards include:

  • Dangerous machinery
  • Falling from scaffolding
  • Material falling from a height
  • Electrical faults and working with power tools
  • Collapsing trenches
  • Slips and trips
  • Faulty lifts and hoists
  • Movement of site traffic
  • Fatal accidents at work

An employer’s duty of care

Your employer has a duty to:

  • Provide training on how to operate machinery, tools and site vehicles safely and properly supervise staff.
  • Maintain the machinery, tools and vehicles and ensure that they are in a good state of repair.
  • Ensure that site traffic moves along clearly designated pathways which are kept apart wherever possible from pedestrian traffic.
  • Eliminate the risk of operator error by staff training and supervision.
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) must be provided, and the wearing of it must be enforced (e.g.hard hats).
  • Provide training on safe manual handling to avoid back injuries.
  • Properly assess all risks and devise safe working methods and communicate these to all people working on site.

If you have been working on a building site as an employee or as a contractor and  you have been hurt in an accident at work which was someone else’s fault then you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim.


Thank you again for everything, I am so happy that I can finally look towards the future and start drawing a line under the accident and putting it in the past where it belongs...I don't think I've felt this happy in ages, it's like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders just knowing that it's all done.

Miss M, London 

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