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According to the Labour Force Survey, there were 59,000 cases of non-fatal work injury in the construction industry between 2021 and 2022. This is around twice as high as the overall average across all industries. It puts construction workers second only to the agriculture sector as most likely to have a workplace accident.
Work accidents can happen anywhere. causing serious injuries such as spinal, brain and head injuries, broken bones or even fatal injuries. If you have been injured on a construction site, you may be able to make a work accident compensation claim.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a government body dedicated to protecting workers and members of the public from harm.
The HSE collects statistics about different types of work accidents and injuries, including those from RIDDOR (the government work accident reporting scheme). Most serious work accidents must be reported to RIDDOR, whose figures show that:
“There’s no denying construction work can be dangerous, but workers shouldn’t have to worry about getting hurt as the result of their employer’s negligence or carelessness.
“Sadly, construction work accidents are far too common. The HSE estimates that around 2.2 million working days in construction are lost each year due to work injuries and illnesses.
“At Novum Law we see too many cases where substandard health and safety has led to career-ending, life-threatening injuries that were not the injured worker’s fault.
“If you have a construction work accident, it is important to speak to an expert personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. They will be able to support you throughout the claims process and beyond so you can secure justice and compensation to cover the costs of care, treatment and lost earnings.
“But the key message is don’t leave it too late – there is a 3-year time limit for making a work accident claim.”
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation. Novum Law’s team of specialist work accident solicitors have the expertise to help you on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.
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