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In 2022/23 an estimated 1.8 million workers were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work and 561,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury at work. However, the risk of injury and work-related ill health varies across industry, being more likely in some industries than others. 
The construction industry, known for its high-risk environments, sees a significant number of accidents each year. Understanding these common accidents is crucial for prevention and preparedness. In this blog, Mark Gregory, Director at MG Legal, and no win no personal injury solicitor, discusses the five most common construction site accidents and highlight how MG Legal - Accident at Work Specialist Solicitors, can assist those affected. 
This blog provides a profile of workplace health and safety in the Construction sector which comprises three broad industry groups: Construction of buildings – general construction of buildings, including new work, repair, additions and alterations; Civil engineering – civil engineering work, including road and railway construction, and utility projects; and Specialised construction activities – covering trades that usually specialise in one aspect, common to different structures. For example: demolition, electrical, plumbing, joinery, plastering, painting and glazing. 

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1. Falls from Height 

The Prevalent Risk 

There were 45 fatal injuries to construction workers in Great Britain, in 2022/23. This is in comparison with the annual average number of 37 fatalities for 2018/19-2022/23. 51% of deaths over the same five-year period were classified as Falls from a height. Falls from height remain the leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries in construction. They can occur from scaffolding, ladders, or any elevated work area. 

Preventative Measures 

Implementing strict safety protocols and training can significantly reduce these accidents. 

2. Struck by Falling Objects 

A Constant Hazard 

Workers are often struck by objects falling from above, which can lead to severe injuries. This includes tools, materials, debris, or even other construction workers, falling through roofs. 

Safety Strategies 

Wearing protective gear and ensuring secure storage of materials at heights are essential safety measures. 

3. Electrocutions 

The Invisible Danger 

Electrocutions occur due to exposed wiring, contact with underground power lines, or improper use of equipment. 

Electrical Safety 

Regular safety audits and proper training in handling electrical equipment are crucial. 

4. Caught-in/between Accidents 

A Deadly Scenario 

These accidents involve a worker being caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, or struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structures. 

Risk Reduction 

Maintaining equipment and ensuring clear communication on site can mitigate these risks. 

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When you work with MG Legal, your solicitor will be in regular contact so you have step-by-step updates. 
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If you are looking to instruct our solicitors, we have offices in Garstang, Longridge, Lancaster, and Lytham for your convenience. 

5. Machinery Accidents 

The Heavy Equipment Risk 

Accidents involving heavy machinery, like forklifts and cranes, are common and often result in serious injuries. 

Machinery Safety Protocols 

Regular maintenance of machinery and proper training for operators are key to preventing these accidents. 

The Role of MG Legal - Accident at Work Specialist Solicitors 

When accidents occur, it's vital to have expert legal support. MG Legal, specialists in accidents at work, particularly in the construction industry, are well-equipped to offer guidance and representation. 

Expertise in Construction Accidents 

There were an estimated 37,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder (new or long-standing), 54% of all ill health in this sector. Around 1.8% of workers in the sector suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or long-standing). This rate is statistically significantly higher than that for workers across all industries (1.1%). 
When you work in the construction industry, and need a no win no fee solicitor for your personal injury claim, MG Legal's team possesses in-depth knowledge of the unique challenges and regulations in the construction industry. We understand the intricacies of construction site accidents and can provide invaluable assistance in navigating the legal process. We specialise in settling construction site injuries; it’s what we do on a daily basis. 

Support for Your Claim 

MG Legal provides comprehensive support for your claim, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for injuries and losses. Our expertise is crucial in securing a successful outcome in complex construction accident cases. 
Recognising and understanding these common construction site accidents is the first step towards prevention and safety. In the unfortunate event of an accident, having the expertise of MG Legal - Accident at Work Specialist Solicitors can make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim. Stay informed, stay safe, and know that expert legal help is available when you need it. 

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