Anyone who operates a cement mixer should be fully-trained so they know what they are doing. If this is not the case they could be injured in the process. Cement mixer injury compensation is likely to be granted if someone has been hurt because of an accident with a cement mixer that was due to negligence.
Negligence might occur in a number of ways. For instance, the hire company that provided the cement mixer may not have checked it or maintained it for a while. This means there is the potential – albeit a slim one – that the cement mixer may not be fit for purpose in the first place. Thankfully most hire companies take every precaution to ensure this is not the case. However, a lack of training might mean someone inexperienced with using a mixer could be asked to perform the task. This could lead to that person or someone else being hurt.
Health and safety precautions
Health and safety issues are always exceptionally important. It is vital to make sure risk assessments are done regularly and whenever required, since they can make all the difference between an injury occurring or a job going smoothly without incident.
By identifying potential issues that could crop up when a cement mixer is being used, those issues can be dealt with very quickly before they have a chance to lead to an injury of some kind. Cement mixer injury compensation may be paid in instances where someone was injured due to another person’s negligence, but this must be proven in a court case.
Can you prove this was the case in your situation?
Being injured while near to or using a cement mixer could potentially result in a number of injuries. If the mixer is on unstable ground it could topple over on you, sending the mixed cement on top of you as well. In other cases it could be possible to experience an injury while trying to make the mixer work properly if it is not in good condition.
In every case we would encourage you to call 0800 689 0500 so you can speak to someone working at Accident Advice Helpline. This is by far the best way to find out whether a claim could be successful. Cement mixer injury compensation may be payable if there is enough evidence to support your injury claim.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead