Construction equipment – it’s a term that could potentially cover a huge range of materials and vehicles. For example, diggers, lorries and dumper trucks could all be included in this area. Smaller tools and equipment such as concrete mixers could also be lumped into this group. While you’d be unlucky to be injured by faulty construction equipment, you never know if something like this might happen – and when it does, it is often negligence that can be determined to be the cause.
How does negligence occur?
There are various ways in which things can go wrong. While it is not always the fault of another person, there are cases where irregular or no maintenance of construction equipment is found to have been the case of an accident. Furthermore, in some instances, people may not use the equipment in the right manner, or they may know it is faulty but ask workers to use it anyway.
Fortunately, such cases are far from common. In fact, the majority of plant owners and site owners do everything they can to ensure every aspect of their site is safe – including checking construction equipment to see whether it is safe for use or not.
Were you unlucky?
Let us make it clear – these cases are rare. However, for the person who suffers injuries caused by equipment that is not fit for use, the future can turn out very different to the one they had hoped for. If their injuries are severe, it could potentially mean they can no longer work, or do many of the things they used to do all the time without a second thought. It’s hard to imagine how difficult this could actually be for some people.
If you were injured by faulty construction equipment, don’t struggle on alone. Instead, call Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve dealt with similar cases before, and in every case, it begins with you calling us on 0800 689 0500, absolutely free. The sooner we hear from you the sooner we can begin fighting on your behalf. If we believe there is a chance you could potentially win a compensation claim, we may instruct one of our lawyers to take on that case for you. This would be on a no win, no fee basis, which means there is no risk to you if the case is not found in your favour.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead