If you work on a building site you can be sure there are certain things you will almost always see. Since the majority of building sites use machinery of various kinds from time to time, there is a good chance you may see the famous yellow JCBs around every now and then.
In these situations it is important to make sure you know how to work safely around them. Your employer has a duty of care to you and to all other site workers to make sure you stay safe in these situations.
JCB injuries can be severe since a person is no match for a vehicle of this size. Thankfully most situations in which injuries may potentially occur can be avoided simply by ensuring proper training is provided in all cases.
If this does not happen someone might be able to claim compensation following any injuries they sustained.
How can JCB injuries occur?
In some cases someone may be operating a JCB when they have not been properly trained to do so. Since the employer will be in a position to provide such training they could be liable for compensation if they do not provide it to the people who need it.
Furthermore they should take steps to ensure no one else is in the general vicinity whenever a JCB or other similar vehicle is in use. You might be hit by a part of the machinery or be run over depending on the situation.
Accident Advice Helpline usually considers every aspect of what occurred and looks for evidence that negligence might have been to blame in your case. Since every case is different it does pay dividends to contact an expert in the legal profession to determine whether you have a good chance to claim.
Taking the proper precautions
Training is not the only element to consider here. The machinery must also be fit for purpose and if it is not, there could be an increased chance of an injury occurring.
This could happen either to the person operating the machinery or to one or more people working nearby. In either case those responsible for providing the machinery in a safe state to be used might be found liable for such an accident.
JCB injuries could potentially be very nasty depending on how they occur. However it doesn’t matter whether your injuries are severe or more superficial – you still have a chance to consider making a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline assists people in similar situations to this all the time. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to discover more.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at work claim