Construction ​& Building Site Accidents

Anyone involved in the construction industry knows that despite today’s health and safety regulations, building sites remain one of the most dangerous places to work. Thousands of construction workers are injured on building sites across the UK every year.

Common construction and building site accidents include:

  • defective scaffolding
  • falls from ladders and roofs
  • excavations not fenced off or supported
  • workers injured by site plant (e.g. forklifts or dumper trucks)
  • chemical spillages
  • tool malfunctions
  • explosions and electrocutions.

The conditions often present on a construction sites, with the use of heavy machinery and equipment, can mean that any injury can be life changing. Many of these injuries can prevent people from being able to continue working in the building trade.