Whenever vehicles are being used, there is a chance of accidents and injuries. This is true especially when it comes to work vehicles. Fortunately there are things that can be done to help avoid accidents and injuries and lower the chance of someone filing an accident claim in Leatherhead. Below are some things that can lead to accidents and injuries and tips to avoid them.
Backing up accidents can lead to an accident claim in Leatherhead
Going in reverse with any kind of machine can always lead to catastrophe. Don’t assume that anybody is going to pay attention to the backup alarm that’s sounding when you are backing up. It’s important for an operator to be positive that no one’s behind them and that there’s nothing behind them. This is best done by checking the perimeter of the machine before moving the machine. It’s a good idea to have someone else as your spotter so that you can be guided. Mirrors with wide angles are also a good idea. Another piece of technology that is useful are alarms that let you know when there is something near you. The point is that you have to have safeguards in place so that no one gets injured.
Tipping machine accidents can lead to an accident claim in Leatherhead
If equipment begins to tip, your lifeline is your seatbelt. But many people refuse to use seat belts and have a whole list of reasons why they don’t do it. Most of the operators come up with every excuse under the sun not to wear them. You should always wear it. Whether the doors open or closed, it should be on. It’s going to decrease the amount you’re going to bounce while you’re driving around and may help you with controlling your machine in certain situations.
Losing your load or instability accidents can lead to an injury claim Leatherhead
Moving bulk materials such as dirt is pretty much straight forward. It turns out to be a lot more complex when trying to use the machine like a crane or find other types of applications. Safe rigging is essential when you’re using a machine. You should also make sure that everyone is away from you when you are unloading a load. Make sure that you have enough clearance to do the job and that everyone is a safe distance from you before starting the job. Otherwise you may find that you have injured someone.
If you’ve gotten injured on the job, one of the things that you should do is to get someone to help you. We can give you advice on a solicitor you should use. Just give Accident Advice Helpline a call and we’ll find the right one for you. Ring 0800 689 0500 now.