Do you work on a daily basis with heavy machinery? Perhaps you’re employed at a factory where you regularly use heavy machinery, or on a farm where you’re surrounded by agricultural machinery and vehicles. You could even use heavy machinery on a building site whilst working as a labourer. Heavy machinery doesn’t have to be dangerous – provided it’s well maintained and in proper working order, and provided staff have received the training they need to operate machinery safely, accidents can generally be avoided. But if one of your colleagues or your employer have been negligent, you could be injured as a result.
You could find out if you can make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. We’ve helped hundreds of people just like you to claim the compensation they deserve, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Heavy machinery injuries that impact your life
Injuries you could sustain around heavy machinery could impact your ability to return to work, and serious injuries could include:
- Crush injuries – for example if your arm is crushed in amongst moving rollers in a factory, or your leg is crushed after being trapped underneath a heavy vehicle such as a forklift truck
- Broken bones after trapping your hand or arm in machinery with moving parts
- Tractor rollover injuries or combine harvester accident injuries such as serious lacerations, limb amputations, facial injuries, broken bones and head injuries
Even if you’re lucky enough to escape with minor injuries such as a broken wrist that will heal, you could be too traumatised to return to work for some time, or you may even need to look for a new job. This will have a knock-on impact on your finances and your family’s finances. That’s why claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline is such a good idea – you can take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much you could claim.
Claiming compensation – is it for me?
If you have been injured by heavy machinery, your first priority is to recover from your accident. Or perhaps somebody you love has been injured in an accident at work? Whatever has happened, it’s OK to feel unsure about whether or not to make a personal injury claim. That’s why our team of expert advisors are here, offering confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you to decide if claiming is the right next step for you. You could receive a settlement which helps your family out financially at a difficult time, so pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Machinery accident claims