Diggers, dumper trucks, excavators, forklifts – all these industrial vehicles have two things in common. Firstly, they all weigh several tonnes, and secondly, they all have the potential to cause serious injury if they are not operated safely. It might be that you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence, and if your employer has not taken steps to keep you safe at work, you could have a viable claim for industrial vehicle accident compensation.
Don’t let worries about going to court or having to pay out for expensive legal fees put you off making a claim – Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, and most claims can be processed over the phone, so going to court is unlikely.
How have you been injured?
A forklift, excavator or dumper truck overturning is one of the most common causes of injury. It could be caused by a faulty industrial vehicle, or it could be the result of using the vehicle on an unsuitable surface – such as driving a forklift on a steep slope or a surface covered in potholes. Obviously if you are trained to operate the vehicle in question, your risk of accidents is minimised, and employers should ensure they are complying with the law by making sure all industrial vehicle operators have received the necessary training.
It might be that you have suffered crush injuries, broken bones or even lost a limb when your vehicle overturned or was involved in a collision at work. If this has happened to you, you could claim industrial vehicle accident compensation for your life-changing injuries. It may be that you’re unable to return to work, or perhaps a spinal injury has left you permanently disabled. Accident Advice Helpline will take these things into account when we work out your personal injury settlement and you could receive a payout which will help you to cover the cost of rehabilitation and medical bills in future.
Claiming for minor injuries
Even if you have suffered minor injuries after a concrete block fell on your excavator cab, you could still make a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Give our freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and you can benefit from our years of experience and confidential advice. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence if you have been injured, but don’t wait around too long to get in touch as there is a three-year time limit in place for all personal injury claims.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton