Digger Accident Compensation Claims Information
Digger machines and excavators play a crucial part in many construction, landscaping, demolition and civil engineering projects. However, as with any type of heavy machinery, accidents involving digger or excavator machines can occur – sometimes resulting in serious or even fatal injury.
If you’ve suffered from any kind of accident at work, particularly involving heavy machinery, you may be entitled to compensation. If you’ve been involved in any kind of digger accident, then you need to get in touch with our experienced legal team today. Our solicitors can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. This can be essential to help you move on with your life following any kind of serious accident. The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the seriousness of your injuries. Any kind of digger accident can lead to serious injuries, often with long-term consequences. As such, the compensation that you receive may be necessary to help you get back on your feet.
When Can I Claim Compensation for a Digger Injury?
Companies utilising this machinery are legally obligated to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of any employees, contractors and individuals in the vicinity. In order to successfully claim compensation for a digger accident, it is necessary to prove that one or more third parties have been negligent. Failure to properly clean, inspect or maintain digger machinery, train employees how to operate it safely, or implement a robust safety procedure can all constitute negligence on your employer’s part.
As a rule of thumb, the window for digger compensation claims is three-years. To ensure the best chance of success, it is advisable to begin pursuing the claim as soon as possible. The reason for this is that over time, our memories can become clouded and uncertainty concerning evidence or negligent accidents can even hurt stronger cases.
So, if you think you may be eligible for compensation following a digger injury, your next step should be to contact an experienced solicitor. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we have helped many people affected by construction injuries to claim the compensation you deserve. We offer our services on a no-win-no-fee basis, so if our solicitors are not successful in pursuing your claim, it won’t cost you a penny.
To find out how we can help you, please call 0800 699 0079, or fill out the simple Online Contact form below:
What constitutes a digger accident – and how can they occur?
Any kind of accident involving a digger can be extremely serious. As with any kind of heavy machinery, a digger accident can be responsible for all manner of injuries. Any incident involving a digger normally comes down to one of two reasons: human error or mechanical defects. In most cases, diggers are designed to deliver reliable service in all kinds of conditions. However, over time or through misuse, it is possible for diggers to suffer mechanical defects. These can cause dangerous working conditions and easily cause workplace accidents.
At Tylers Solicitors, our legal team have worked for many years to deliver reliable legal services to all manner of clients. We are experts when it comes to the handling of any accident at work compensation claim. We can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. This can be essential when it comes to keeping you comfortable while you recover. It can also help you to make the necessary changes to your home and life if you’ve suffered any kind of long-term disability.
How Much Compensation Could I Get for a Digger Accidents at Work?
The level of compensation you will receive will depend on the seriousness of your injuries. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced legal team will work to get you the compensation and the justice that you are entitled to. The compensation that you do receive can take a wide range of factors into consideration. This can include things like:
- Loss of Wages.
- Recovery Time.
- Long-Term Disability or Impairments
- Transport Costs.
- Property Adaption Costs
If the accident at work leaves you unable to work, drive or attend social events, for example, you will get the compensation that matches the impact it has had on your life.
Over the years, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee solicitors have helped all kinds of people to get the compensation they deserve. We have worked to represent injured workers, operators and passers-by following a digger accident.
If you’ve been a part of a digger accident which wasn’t your fault, you need to get in touch with our experienced legal team. Our no-win, no-fee solicitors are able to deliver a comprehensive legal service. We will help you to understand if you have a viable claim against another party. If you do, we will fight on your behalf to get the compensation that you deserve. Whatever kind of injuries you’ve suffered, from serious crushing injuries requiring amputation to short term back injuries, our team are here for you.
What Kinds of Industrial and Commercial Diggers Can Cause Accidents?
Both industrial and commercial projects can require the use of diggers. They are essential both construction and landscaping projects across the UK. Some of the most common kinds of diggers to cause an accident include:
- Backhoe Loaders.
What are Excavators?
Excavators are the most common kind of digger used in UK construction sites. They can dig into all kinds of materials, including loose soils, and rotate 360 degrees. They are used in landscaping, grading, demolition and large mining projects.
Excavators are extremely powerful can be used to accomplish demanding construction, landscaping and demolition tasks quickly and efficiently.
What Are the Leading Causes of Excavator Accidents?
With that said, excavators can also be extremely dangerous. Excavator accidents can be serious, life-changing or even fatal. These injuries may be caused by a failure to implement a safe working system, failure to properly the maintain excavation machinery or a manufacturer fault. Excavator injuries can be sustained by the person operating the machinery or those in the vicinity whilst it is in use. Here are some of the leading causes of excavator accidents:
- Workers or pedestrians are trapped between the digger, a structurer or another vehicle.
- The bucket component of the digger strikes someone in the vicinity.
- Workers or pedestrians are trapped whilst a digger is reversing.
- The operator handles the excavator machinery without due care and attention or in a way that jeopardises the safety of others in the vicinity, including colleagues, civilians and those operating other vehicles and machines on site.
Your employer could also be liable if they fail to:
- Perform daily visual checks of the equipment and excavation area.
- Carry out vehicle maintenance in line with the guidance set out by the manufacturer.
- Encourage employees to be vigilant in reporting sagery concerns.
- Act promptly to address any safety issues.
If you have experienced a excavator injury that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation. When it comes to making an excavator injury claim, your best option is to consult with an experienced personal injury solicitors. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we have helped many construction employees claim the compensation they deserve following an accident at work. Call us on 0800 699 0079 today to find out how we can help you.
How much compensation can I claim for a digger or excavator accident?
Digger Accident Compensation Claims Calculator
If you have been involved in a digger accident at work, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of the injury and how it’s impacted you and your daily life. Curious about how much money you could be entitled to? Use Tylers’ simple digger accident compensation calculator below!
Neck and Back Injury Compensation Amounts
Minor and Serious Neck and back injuries, normally due to crushing or heavy impacts. These can occur in the vicinity of any heavy equipment, including diggers.
£2,100 to £128,320
Shoulder Injury Compensation Amounts
Any kind of shoulder injury as the result of a digging accident or impact with heavy machinery.
£6,290 to £48,250
Arm Injury Compensation Amounts
Minor arm injuries, preventing you from working or driving. These kinds of injuries can be either minor or have long-term ability impacts.
£3,185 to £49,350
Injury Requiring Amputation Compensation Amounts
Crushing or impact injuries which are so severe that you require amputation of arms and/or legs.
£76,250 to £239,150
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Choose Tylers For My Digger Accident Compensation Claims?
At Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can deliver a range of no-win, no-fee legal service to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our team of accident at work solicitors are here to help you get the money and justice that you need to move on with your life.
Whether you’ve experienced suffering or hardship following a digger accident, or have recently lost a loved following a workplace accident, get in touch today. We can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. Whether you’ve suffered serious or minor injuries, our team will be able to help you. Our qualified solicitors have helped many people affected by construction accidents to claim the compensation they are entitled to.
For more information, don’t hesitate to call our legal experts directly. We can deliver premium no-win, no-fee legal services following any kind of workplace accident. You can reach our friendly, sympathetic team today by calling us directly on 0800 699 0079. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send them through to our team directly via our simple online contact form.
Can I Make a Claim for a Wrongful Death Following a Digger Accident?
If a loved one has recently died following a digger accident, you may be able to claim for wrongful death compensation. Wrongful death compensation can be essential when it comes to supporting your family following a devastating loss. If you’re in need of wrongful death compensation services, get in touch with our experienced team today.
The professional accident at work team at Tylers can deliver a comprehensive service. We will help you to understand how viable your claim is. We can deliver a trustworthy legal service to get you the compensation and justice that you deserve.
What Kinds of Digger Accident at Work Can I Make a Compensation Claim For?
Thanks to the professional team at Tylers Solicitors, you’ll be able to make a no-win, no-fee compensation claim following any kind of accident at work. Whether you’ve suffered due to poorly-maintained equipment, operator error or ineffective safety equipment, get in touch with our legal team today. We can help you to claim for any kind of digger accident that wasn’t your fault.
Thanks to our professional team of no-win, no-fee solicitors, you’ll be able to make a direct claim for compensation. You’ll be able to claim from the party responsible for your injuries. This can include former employers, current employers and other parties. Whether you’ve suffered short or long-term injuries, the compensation you get could be essential.
Can a Digger Accident be Fatal?
In some cases, digger accidents can be fatal. The heavy weight of the digging equipment, particularly when carrying other heavy weights, can cause serious damage and even death to nearby workers and operators. Digger accidents are rare but can be extremely serious.
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