Every now and then we may hear about construction site excavator accidents occurring, which may involve someone being injured while working in this setting. Thankfully these incidents are extremely rare, mostly because there are strict health and safety rules and regulations which ensure everyone is safe whenever they work in their particular setting.
While the vast majority of people working with such equipment never have problems, there are isolated cases that come to the attention of the team working at Accident Advice Helpline. Whenever construction site excavator accidents do occur, those involved might wish to see whether they can claim compensation.
How serious can such accidents be?
They do have the potential to be very serious indeed. In fact one man lost his life when he was crushed by an excavator while working on a pier. This is extremely rare but it can happen if the proper safety measures and risk assessments are not adhered to. In other cases people have received serious injuries after being in an accident involving an excavator. These accidents are preventable which makes them all the more upsetting and tragic when they do occur. No one wants their life to change as a result.
The team working at Accident Advice Helpline knows this only too well. Accidents involving this type of equipment can be severe, with crush injuries and other similar things happening if there is a lack of safety in place in the first place.
Working safely wherever you are
Of course we would all expect to work safely and be in no danger of anything going wrong wherever we happen to work. However, it is essential to ensure we can always be safe, which is why the health and safety laws are in place. They are designed to ensure no one has to worry about being hurt in any kind of workplace.
Accident Advice Helpline can be reached at 0800 689 0500 (it’s free to call) if you have already been injured at work. If you need no-obligation advice our team is already here to provide it for you. Just give us a call whenever it suits you, but make sure it is within three years of the original accident taking place. This allows us to make sure we can pass your case on to a professional injury compensation lawyer if there is a chance of making a claim.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown