Diggers can be extremely dangerous if they are not operated properly, and most construction sites will have at least one digger on site, usually operated by a trained professional. It’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure that anybody operating a digger has received the necessary training and holds the appropriate licence – untrained workers should never operate a digger as this could cause building site digger accidents.
Because of the sheer size and weight of diggers, forklifts and other heavy machinery, they have the potential to cause serious accidents. Building site digger accidents could lead to crush injuries which could be life-changing. Crushed ribs, broken bones, a punctured lung and severe head injuries may lead to a fatality or could leave a worker permanently disabled and unable to return to work, impacting not just them but also their families.
Over the past 15 years, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of workers claim compensation for digger accidents on building sites, and with this experience we can help you to claim the personal injury compensation you deserve too.
Crushed to death
There have been incidents where workers have been crushed to death unloading diggers from the back of a trailer – usually caused by faulty brakes. In situations where the digger itself is faulty, the manufacturer or owner of the equipment could be held liable for the worker’s death.
If somebody you love has been killed in an accident at work involving a digger, ask yourself if more could have been done to prevent their death. It may be that their employer is liable for their accident, and your family could receive a substantial sum in compensation, which could help to cover funeral expenses and pay household bills.
Making a claim
Claiming compensation may be the last thing on your mind after a tragedy of this nature, but we’re here to help, so speak to one of our expert personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice today. The good news is that our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you don’t need to worry about how you will afford legal fees.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today and find out how we could help you make a claim for the compensation your family deserves. Even if you have sustained minor injuries, you could be awarded compensation which could help to pay your household bills whilst you make a full recovery in hospital.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Building site accident claims