Falling Scaffolding –
Scaffolding which has been assembled incorrectly, which has not been checked properly, which is old or which is damaged isn’t something that anybody wants to see on a building site, but unfortunately it does happen.
You may have been injured by falling off of the scaffolding, or the scaffolding may have struck you whilst it was falling. If so then you might need to think about claiming for compensation.
Strain Injuries –
Lifting things in an incorrect manner or without the correct heavy lifting equipment can put an unnecessary strain on your bones, joints and muscles. Strains can be caused by repeatedly lifting heavy items incorrectly or by attempting to move just one item which is too heavy. It is your employer’s responsibility to teach you the correct way to lift heavy items or to provide you with the equipment required.
Dangerous Machinery –
If you have been given unsuitable materials for the task ahead, you may again be at risk of injury. It is your employer’s responsibility to make sure that you have the correct equipment/machinery, that you have been fully trained in how to use them correctly, and that all of the everything is maintained properly.
Failure of any of the above can result in accidents and injuries, and therefore you could be able to make a claim for compensation.