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Work Accidents » Construction accidents


There are around 2.2 million construction industry workers in Britain today. As well as being Britains biggest industry it is also one of the most hazardous. More than 2,800 people have sustained fatal personal injuries as a result of work-related accidents on construction sites in the last 25 years and thousands more have sustained workplace injuries and industrial diseases such as asbestosis.

Types of construction accident


When considering work-related accidents, a construction accident could be any accident that takes place on a building site. Falls from height, such as scaffolding accidents, are probably the most common type of construction accident with around 50 people suffering fatalities and 3,350 suffering serious personal injury as a result of these particular work accidents each year.

Other construction site accidents at work include being struck by falling equipment, cement mixer accidents, crane accidents, forklift accidents, power tool accidents, accidents involving faulty equipment and electrocution.

Construction accidents and accountability


While workers are most at risk of sustaining personal injury in a construction accident, bystanders and passers-by are also at risk.

The legal implications and accountability for compensation claims concerning those that have been involved in construction accidents depends on how they came to be at the scene of the accident.

For example, a bystander or anyone else not employed to work on the construction site who sustains personal injury in a construction accident could make a compensation claim against the contractor liable for the part of the building site under general personal injury law.

However, if a work-related accident on a construction site results in the death or injury of a worker, the law of employee injury applies and an accident at work claim may be made against their employer.

Make a work-related accident claim with us today


If you, or someone close to you, have been harmed in an accident at work, then we may be able to help you make a claim today.

We are associated with an expert panel of personal injury solicitors who are highly skilled at dealing with work accident claims of all varieties from asbestos-related diseases to scaffolding accidents.

HappyClaim have an excellent success rate and could help you to claim the compensation that you rightly deserve like we have helped thousands of others.

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