There has over the past few decades been a significant improvement in safety standards on construction sites in the United Kingdom.

However, this area remains one of the most dangerous industries to work in. The HSE statistics for 2011/2012 indicate that 49 people were killed and nearly 3,000.00 suffered serious injuries. It is hard to believe in 2013 that these figures are accurate.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed a new chief inspector of construction, namely Heather Bryant.

The construction industry employs a huge number of people all of whom should be able to expect that when they turn up to work, they will be kept safe. The newly appointed chief inspector has a very positive attitude to this which Hubbard, Pegman & Whitney’s personal injury department are fully in support of. Heather Bryant is reported as wishing to see the whole industry working together to try and ensure progress continues, in safety and that regulations are properly focused on dealing with real risks, not needless processing of paperwork. This is something that is to be supported and applauded.

Our John Cunningham, of Hubbard Pegman & Whitney Solicitors has significant experience in dealing with construction claims. He has had to grapple with a variety of regulations in recent times whilst being given the ‘run around’ by defendant companies who have employed people and not taken care of their safety at work.

If you have any particular questions or needs which arise out of an accident which has occurred on a construction site in the United Kingdom, please do not hesitate to contact our John Cunningham of Hubbard Pegman & Whitney Solicitors. Contact details for John Cunningham are


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