A bulldozer is a very big piece of equipment that is usually seen on construction sites and in similar places where large amounts of sand, soil or other materials need to be moved quickly and efficiently.
Accidents involving bulldozers can result in serious injuries for those concerned. Even the smallest of bulldozers can cause serious consequences if one or more people are nearby. While it is unlikely one could tip or roll over, this could injure the person driving the bulldozer or someone else who happens to be on-site. Other people could be injured if the bulldozer knocks into something or crushes someone between the bulldozer and a wall, for example.
As you can imagine, the weight of a bulldozer means that serious injuries can easily happen. Severe head injuries, spinal and crush injuries can all happen, raising the likelihood that such an incident could be fatal.
This is why the employer must make sure only qualified employees can drive the bulldozer. If it is rented it should also be supplied to the employer in good condition and ready to use. If an accident happens due to a malfunction or similar incident, this might mean the hire company is at fault. The injured person (or people) could have a good case to argue for bulldozer accident compensation.
How much could you win?
No doubt you will be thinking about this if you have been injured by a bulldozer within the last three years. However, the amount of compensation is difficult to work out. It depends on so many different things. You could end up being given a significant sum if you have injuries that are life-changing and prevent you from working again. Brain damage and severe spinal injuries might potentially result in a significant claim like this. However, even smaller injuries that you can recover from, such as a broken leg for example, are worth claiming for if you have a chance to seek professional advice.
Accident Advice Helpline is the place to go to if you do have a good chance of making a claim. If you call us free on 0800 689 0500 you can determine whether our professional injury compensation lawyers would be able to handle your case on your behalf. Just call today to see whether you could claim and whether you might get compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Building site accident claims