The number of fatal accidents in the construction industry has decreased year-on-year since 2012, according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures. While this is positive news, accidents at work do still happen. In 2014, there were 42 deaths caused by fatal injuries sustained within the construction trade alone.
Those employed within this industry sector are more at risk of serious personal injury than other workers based in less active environments. Some of the hazards which pose a danger to workers in construction include:
- Scaffolding, ladders and falls from height
- Falling objects
- Power tools
- Fire and substances which reach high temperatures
- Construction vehicles
- Toxins and dangerous chemicals
It is important that every precaution is taken to protect employees and ensure their safety is maintained while at work. If health and safety practices go unobserved and risk assessments are not conducted, the chance of injury is further increased.
Financial support for families
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident at work, Seth Lovis & Co is here to help you. During a time of great emotional distress, you may be hesitant to seek compensation; in fact it is likely to be the last thing on your mind. However, a settlement can provide the financial support necessary to allow you and your family one less worry while adjusting to life without your relative.
Your loved one may have provided the main income for your household, leaving you unsure as to how you will cover bills and meet monthly payments, as well as support your family.
If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of others, be that an employer or fellow worker, you may be entitled to compensation which will ease the financial pressure on your household at a tough and testing time.
Making a claim for fatal injury compensation
If your relative was fatally injured while at work on a construction site, our fatal accident claim solicitors can assist you with legal advice regarding your rights when claiming for compensation.
We understand that this is an emotionally difficult time for you and your family members and we strive to provide an efficient, stream-lined service with care and compassion.
If you would like to discuss your rights further, please contact us on 0808 149 6901 today.