If you are the victim of an accident or an injury caused by a damaged or malfunctioning dumper, it is important to seek dumper injury advice from the experts. Dumpers are potentially dangerous pieces of machinery and are bound by certain safety rules and restrictions and, if these rules are not followed, they can become very dangerous pieces of equipment. This is precisely why you, as an employee, must put your trust in both the construction site manager and the organisation that owns and maintains the dumper. The job of the former is to ensure that safety guidelines are adhered to in and around the site whilst the duty of the latter is to keep heavy-duty equipment well maintained. If either of these duties is neglected and a person is injured as a result, the injured person is eligible for compensatory remuneration.
How do I make a claim?
At Accident Advice Helpline we are dedicated to aiding your recovery, which means helping you to cover expenses like medical bills and earnings lost due to time off work. We will fight for the return of these costs, on your behalf, because we believe that nobody should have to suffer for the negligence of a third party.
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What is a dumper injury?
There are various accidents that can occur when working with heavy-duty machinery like dumpers and backhoe loaders. These pieces of equipment are designed for shifting debris on a very large scale so they have the potential to cause extremely serious injury or even death. If you have been injured whilst using a dumper within the last three years, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To be eligible, your accident and subsequent injury must be the fault of a third party, that is, the person or authority responsible for the dumper. You cannot claim for injuries resulting from personal negligence such as your failure to adhere to clear safety warnings or signals. If, however, you were not properly trained before being allowed to operate a dumper, you may still be eligible. It is the duty of the construction site manager to ensure that all employees operating heavy-duty machinery have the correct training.
What is the next step?
If you think that you might be eligible for compensation, or you would like to seek dumper injury advice from qualified experts, you only have to pick up the phone and give us a call on 0800 180 4123. We operate a free 24-hour helpline so you can make contact with us at any time. If we assess your claim and decide that it is suitable for the compensation process, we will record the details of your accident and injuries as well as any evidence that you may wish to use to support your claim.
Date Published: October 28, 2014
Author: David Brown