Excavators are often used to shift concrete and other materials during demolition work, and due to the size and weight of these machines, it is important that drivers are fully qualified and trained in their operation. Even a competent driver could be injured if something goes wrong with the excavator or somebody else is negligent, and if the worst has happened, claiming excavator driver injury compensation within three years of your accident is definitely a possibility. Accident Advice Helpline believes anybody who has been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence deserves to be compensated for their pain and suffering, and we can help you make an excavator driver injury compensation claim, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How have you been injured?
There have been cases where excavator drivers have suffered crush injuries after concrete slabs have fallen onto the cab of their vehicle – and if you’re carrying out demolition work, this is a real risk. A falling slab of concrete could weight several tonnes and could fall from a higher tier when demolition is being carried out. But there is also the risk of an excavator malfunction. For example, you could be crushed if the excavator overturns or fails to stop when you apply the brakes. It might be that you have not been given the training you need to carry out your work safely, and your employer could be held liable for your injuries if this has happened to you.
Crush injuries can include broken bones, head injuries, damage to internal organs, cracked ribs, puncture lungs, facial injuries and spinal injuries. As you can imagine, some of these injuries could be life-threatening and you could be left physically or mentally disabled after a spinal or head injury. If you have found yourself unable to return to work, making a claim for excavator driver injury compensation could help you get on with your life, as you could receive a settlement that will help out you and your family financially.
Making a claim – what now?
Getting medical attention for your injuries is going to be your first priority, but once you are on the mend, it’s a good idea to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. There is a three-year time limit in place for personal injury claims and the sooner you call us on 0800 689 0500, the sooner we can get to work gathering evidence in support of your claim. When you ring, there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim and you can get confidential advice from our expert team of personal injury advisors, whether you’ve lost a limb in an excavator accident or broken your leg.