Start Your Claim Today

Send us your details, and one of our experts will be in touch.

Successfull form submission tick

Thanks for your details!

One of our legal specialists will review your details and call you back within 24 hours to discuss this further.

Alternatively to speak to a specialist
for FREE call us now on 0800 888 6888

Successfull form submission tick

Thanks for your feedback!

We take all of our feedback seriously so we can learn what we're doing right, wrong and how we can improve.

If you would like to speak to us regarding your feedback please email us at compliance@hampsonhughes.com

Balfour Beatty Employee Suffers Injury at Work

Construction company Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited (Balfour Beatty) has been fined almost a quarter of a million pounds after an employee suffered an injury at work.

Injury at work

The company were running a house-building development site at Richmond Park, Croft, Sheffield at the time of the incident. Three workers had been instructed to carry out brick laying work on the first floor of a new build domestic property.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how one of the workers was injured when part of the floor beneath him gave way. The worker, along with 70 building blocks, fell 2.4 meters to the ground floor. He sustained multiple fractures to bones in his foot during the accident at work incident.

HSE Investigation

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it was determined that the supporting joists of the first floor were unstable. They had not been properly installed as instructed by the designer of the house.

Fines

Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited of Wilton Road, London, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 28 (1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. The company was fined £230,000, with costs of £11,915.

Alan Sheldon, HSE Inspector, said:

“It is vital that companies following design instructions and ensure that structures are stable. This incident could have been much more serious for a number of workers and should act as a reminder to everyone within construction–that protecting workers’ health and safety is vital in such a potentially dangerous industry.”

Injury at work – expert advice

Compensation may be available if you have been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault. More information can be found via our ‘Accidents at Work’ page.

To begin your accident or injury at work claim, contact us today. Remember, we offer you a FREE no obligation-consultation. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Health & Safety Executive

Free Advice

We offer a free legal consultation
to every potential client

No Win No Fee

Many of our claims are offered on
No Win No Fee payment terms

Use our App

Our Free App allows you to
manage your compensation claim

9/10

of our clients were
completely satisfied

9/10

of our clients would
use us again

9/10

of our clients would
recommend our services

65M

in compensation
won for our clients

Screenshot of the Claim Test used to check if you have a claim

Find out how much you can claim with our compensation calculator

It's really quick and easy, find out in 30 seconds.

See what you're owed!
Call us FREE on
0800 888 6888
or request a call back