Construction sites are very dangerous places to work in and accident happen in them on a daily basis; if you have been injured as a result of your employers negligence you may be able to make a compensation claim; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds are experts at claiming compensation for accidents at work.

Mr B was entering a site when his injury was sustained. A temporary ramp had been erected at the entrance to the site and employees were required to use it when entering. As Mr B was on the ramp he sustained a painful injury.

Due to health and safety regulations getting tighter and tighter every year there has been a significant reduction in the number of accidents that happen in the construction industry annually. The construction industry however is still a very high risk area to work in. The construction industry accounts for 5% of the employees in the UK; this may seem like a low number but over a quarter of all the fatal accidents which happen in the UK are in the construction industry. The total amount of fatal accidents that happen in the construction industry annually is 27%.

The construction industry is also responsible for 9% of the major injuries that are reported every year. This number could be higher if there are unreported injuries too. Luckily by 2010 the number of employees that were involved in fatal construction industry accidents has reduced by two-thirds.

If you have been injured on a construction site the accidents compensation claim specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds may be able to help you pursue compensation.

The major causes of serious or fatal injuries to construction workers are: Falls a third of all construction site accidents happen because an employee has fallen from a roof scaffolding crane or a hole in the floor. Falling objects are responsible for a high number of accidents serious head injuries and possible brain damage can be caused by building material falling from height. Scaffolding is another major cause of accidents; over 65% of construction workers have to work on or use scaffolding at any given time the majority of accidents are caused by faulty or insecure planks.

Whatever the reason for the accident you have had on a construction site if you have been injured through no fault of your own Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you pursue a case for compensation. No case is too big or too small for us to take on; we just want the best possible results for our clients.

If you want to make a construction site accidents compensation claim speak to one of the experts at Michael Elwin solicitors in Leeds on: 0844 499 9302.

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