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In recent months, a building site contractor has been made to pay £350,000 for an accident in which a building site worker lost his arm using an industrial disc cutter. 
 
This is an important case in the world of building site accident claims, and clearly highlights the need for building site safety and regulations. Read on for more information on the case and what it means for building site accident claims. 
In recent months, a building site contractor has been made to pay £350,000 for an accident in which a building site worker lost his arm using an industrial disc cutter. 
 
This is an important case in the world of building site accident claims, and clearly highlights the need for building site safety and regulations. Read on for more information on the case and what it means for building site accident claims. 

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The building site injury: 

When Morgan Prosser was using a petrol-powered disc cutter on a Cornwall building site earlier this year, the blade of the saw ‘kicked up’ and left him with a serious laceration on his arm. After several months of operations and treatment, in a bid to save his arm, Prosser eventually had to have his arm amputated due to the ongoing injury. 

Who is to blame for building site accidents like this? 

As is the case with all workplace accidents causing serious injury to employees, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) then carried out an investigation into the accident, and how the injury occurred, finding that a number of negligent actions were carried out by the building site contractors. 
 
Inadequate training- Mr Prosser was not provided with sufficient training in the use of the industrial disc cutter. If any employee is injured in an accident at work due to not receiving the necessary training for their role, they can make an accident at work injury claim for financial compensation.  
No risk assessment- Another negligent act that was taken by the building site contractors was their failure to carry out necessary planning or risk assessment of the use of the disc cutter on the site. Risk assessments are a legal requirement for the use of any heavy machinery on a building site, and must be carried out in order to manage any risk of accidents and injury occurring to the employees. 
 
HSE is a government body set up to oversee the health and safety of workplaces and public places, and prevent accidents at work from occurring. After a report is made to them, the HSE will carry out an investigation to determine whether any safety legislations were broken by the employers or company, and if anybody acted negligently in any way. 

What happens after a building site accident? 

After this investigation, and the HSE finding that the contractor company in charge of the building site had acted negligently, the case went to court.  
 
This led to a trial at the Truro Crown Court, where the HSE fined the contractor company £250,000 for negligence. 

Making a personal injury claim for a building site accident at work: 

While the contractor company has been found liable in the eyes of the law, and has paid for the breaching of the workplace health and safety legislations, Mr Prosser’s building site accident at work claim for his injuries is still ongoing. 
 
This claim with be worth a huge sum of money, as it will take into account his immense pain and suffering, as well as the value of any lost and potential lost earnings that he has experienced, and much more. For a full overview of the different values included in personal injury claims, see this here. For more information about your specific accident at work claim, simply contact MG Legal’s specialist accident at work solicitors, here, for a no-obligation discussion. 

Contact MG Legal for your NO WIN NO FEE accident at work claim: 

MG Legal’s specialist team of accident at work solicitors have worked on a large number of high-value accident at work injury claims like this. Our team know the process of accident at work claims, and go above and beyond to achieve the maximum financial compensation for our seriously injured clients. 
 
Whether you have suffered from a broken bone, all the way to an amputated limb, or serious brain damage, in an accident at work, our team are here to help with your injury claim for financial compensation. Simply get in touch with our team online today, here, to speak to an expert solicitor on a no-obligation basis. 
 
If our team accept your building site injury claim, we will do so on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, allowing you to make a claim at no financial risk whatsoever. We work in this way because of our success rate of over 99% in all building site accident at work claims. Contact our friendly team today. 
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