Whether you work in the construction industry or even sanitation, you may be asked to drive a dumper truck – but it’s important that you only do so if you hold the appropriate licence. Dumper trucks weigh many tons and as a result they can put their drivers at risk of serious injury if they malfunction or if something goes wrong. Why not find out if you could make a dumper truck driver injury compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline, if it has been three years or less since your accident? We offer confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been injured.
What injuries have you suffered?
Because dumper trucks are so heavy, crush injuries are one of the main types of injuries we’ve handled dumper truck driver injury compensation claims for. It could be that your truck has overturned, trapping you underneath and causing crush injuries, broken bones or even spinal injuries. A malfunctioning truck could throw you clear of the vehicle or fail to stop, so you could be involved in a collision. Whiplash, broken bones, facial and head injuries – even the loss of a limb – could all occur if you are in a road traffic accident whilst driving a dumper truck. You could be run over by your truck when unloading its contents or injured by the mechanism if it develops a fault.
Dumper truck injuries can be fatal, and if you have lost a loved one after a dumper truck accident, we know what a difficult time you will be going through. But Accident Advice Helpline wants to make your life easier by easing any financial strain you might be experiencing after the loss of a loved one (and the loss of their income). Make a personal injury claim with us and we’ll take into account loss of earnings when calculating the settlement your family is entitled to.
Why should you claim?
The company you work for has a responsibility to keep you safe whilst you’re at work, so if a malfunctioning dumper truck has left you injured, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. You won’t lose your job, and your employer’s liability insurance will pay out if your claim is successful. The settlement you receive could help you out financially until you’re able to return to work, or pay for care and medical treatment in the future, if you have suffered life-changing injuries. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you have a viable claim.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Building site accident claims