Working in the construction industry means that you will be surrounded by various workers operating heavy, dangerous machines on a daily basis. Management should always ensure that workers are qualified or trained to operate the specific type of machinery they will be working with, but they should also ensure that workers in the vicinity of the machines are protected. This means providing them with safety equipment and training to prevent any accidents and to reduce the risk of serious injury. Bulldozers are extremely heavy pieces of machinery and are used to level ground in preparation for the construction of buildings. The size and weight of a bulldozer could potentially cause a fatal accident if proper equipment is not provided and training is not provided. The machine should also be properly maintained. If you have suffered a bulldozer injury and someone else was at fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Types of bulldozer injury
Injuries may be caused because a worker was not following the training provided or a worker was behaving irresponsibly with or around the machine. These workers are putting their own safety at risk and can only blame themselves if an accident occurs. However, in cases where the bulldozer malfunctions, rolls and crushes a worker, there may have been someone else at fault. Safety inspections should be carried out regularly and proper equipment should be provided to workers who use or are around a bulldozer. If an operator has not been trained and uses this machinery, the potential for an accident to occur increases. If there is evidence that negligence has taken place and you were injured at work, you can make a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Making your workplace injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of workplace accident victims to claim compensation when there has been evidence of negligence on the part of the company. Our helpline is free to call and is available 24/7 so you can make contact at any time. If a family member has suffered a fatal accident you could also make a claim on their behalf. We will help you through the process step by step and our no win, no fee* policy means that you can only benefit financially from making your claim with us.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown