What is the first thing you think of when the name JCB comes up? If you’re like most people you probably think of diggers or similar vehicles used for commercial and construction purposes. The name JCB is commonly-used to refer to these types of vehicles even when they are not made by JCB as well.
Fortunately the chances of anyone being hit by a JCB are very slim indeed. When accidents like this happen they can often occur in the workplace, since such vehicles are not commonly out on the roads or in places where accidents may happen involving the general public. However, as Accident Advice Helpline is aware, there could potentially be situations in which the general public may be put in potential danger from vehicles of this type.
How might someone at work be hit by a JCB?
There are clear health and safety rules and regulations in force that demand people and vehicles should be kept apart where there could be a danger of them coming together in an accident. This type of incident may occur if there are not clear boundaries where pedestrians can walk safely without being in danger of being hit by vehicles of any kind.
If there is an accident and someone is hit by such a vehicle, an investigation would determine whether health and safety rules had been followed or not. If this is not the case, negligence could help support a no win, no fee* compensation claim brought by the person involved.
The dangers involved
Clearly if someone comes in contact with a vehicle of any kind, there is a real danger that serious injuries could occur. In some cases people have found themselves trapped between two vehicles, or a vehicle and an immovable object. This can result in serious crushing injuries. In other cases a person could potentially be run over and if this occurs it might lead to a fatality. If the person survives they may still suffer from serious injuries.
If you have succumbed to such injuries within the past three years, you should call us today on 0800 689 0500. The team at Accident Advice Helpline has already been able to help many others make no win, no fee* claims. There may be a chance we could help you as well, so why leave it to chance when you could win compensation?
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown