Our client was working for a building company on site. Failing to recognise the vital importance of health and safety on a building site, their co-workers did not organise the site as they had been instructed to do by the company, creating a hazardous environment. A piece of building material was left in the way, and our client tripped and fell, causing painful back injuries.
We successfully recovered £61,000 for our client.
Making a claim against your employer may seem nerve-wracking. Many fear losing their job or ruining a working relationship. However in a case like this one, the injury was incredibly severe and our client deserved compensation. Injury to the back makes it very difficult to work, especially in the building trade. This can take its toll both on the injured person’s finances and their personal life.
Ensuring that employees are safe in their working environment is essential in all industries, however on a job where dangerous tools, heavy materials and unstable structures are present, health and safety protocol needs to be followed to the letter. In a case such as this one, where workers did not follow instructions precisely, it can create unnecessary dangers with very unpleasant outcomes.
As a building or construction site worker, you have certain rights regarding health and safety, and employers have a responsibility to ensure that the site is as safe as possible. This involves carrying out risk assessments, consistently maintaining structures such as scaffolds or hoists and keeping the workplace in a safe and tidy condition.
If you have suffered a personal injury at work due to the negligence or unsafe actions of others, be sure to contact Wrigley Claydon. Our team of personal injury solicitors can assess the problem – making sure that not only are you compensated for any physical or financial damage caused by the accident, but that any hazards are rectified, creating a safer working environment for others and hopefully preventing any further injuries.
Contact us today with any queries on 0161 785 3534 or use our contact form and we can review the details of your case.
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