Digger Accident Compensation
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.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our no-win, no-fee legal team specialise in accident at work and personal injury claims. We have helped all manner of people to get the compensation they deserve from the parties responsible for their injuries. So long as you have a viable claim, our team will fight for you to get the most compensation possible. We can help you to tackle previous and current employers to bring them to justice.
What is a Digger Accident?
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.
Thanks to the no-win, no-fee services that our experienced legal team can provide, get in touch with our team today. We will work with you to take on former and current employers, in addition to any other parties responsible for your injuries.
Common Questions About Digger Accidents at Work:
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.
What are Backhoe Loaders?
Backhoe loaders are versatile and compact diggers which are used in all kinds of construction projects. This kind of vehicle has a tractor body which can operate in all manner of environments.
What are Bulldozers?
Bulldozers are large-scale industrial diggers which can deal with all kinds of materials. They are used to break tough surfaces and move all kinds of waste materials. Bulldozers are extremely common in destruction and major landscaping projects.
What are Load-Alls?
Load-alls are also known as telescopic handlers. They are essential in both construction and agricultural projects. They can lift all kinds of waste, including construction materials, bales and waste.
What are the Most Common Causes of Digger Accidents?
The two most common causes of digger accidents are mechanical defects and human error. Both can lead to extremely dangerous working environments. That is why it is important that every on-site worker has received the proper training and all equipment is maintained.
What Are Common Mechanical Defects involved in a Digger Accident?
A digger accident can be caused by all kinds of mechanical defects. The most common kinds of mechanical defects can include:
- Hand-Brake or Hydraulic Brakes Failure.
- Lifting Equipment Failure.
These can cause the digger to move while under operation or empty.
What Kinds of Injuries are Common After a Digger Accident?
Most common to digger accidents are crushing injuries. The vehicle itself can slip or roll, or even be driven over a worker if the operator isn’t paying enough attention. There is also the risk of materials falling or lifting equipment impacts.
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.
Who Is at Risk of a Digger Accident at Work?
Any in the local area of a digger operation is vulnerable to damage. A digger accident can occur to the operator, nearby workers or even passers-by. It entirely depends on the circumstances of the digging equipment accident.
Who is Responsible for a Digger Accident?
In most cases, the company in charge of the worksite will be responsible. Accidents commonly occur due to ineffective training, poor safety equipment/planning or defective equipment. The people potentially responsible for the argument are:
- Operating Company.
- Equipment Hiring Company.
- Maintenance Team.
Can I Claim for a Digger Accident at Work?
If you’ve suffered any kind of accident at work that wasn’t your fault, then you may be eligible to claim. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to understand if you have a viable accident at work compensation claim.
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.
Choose Tylers’ for No-Win, No-Fee Workplace Accident Claims in the UK
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.
|Type of Injury After a Digger Accident||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Neck and Back Injuries||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 Injuries||Any kind of shoulder injury as the result of a digging accident or impact with heavy machinery.||£6,290 to £48,280.|
|Arm Injuries||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.|
|Injuries Requiring Amputation||Crushing or impact injuries which are so severe that you require amputation of arms and/or legs.||£76,650 to £239,140.|
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.
Claiming 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.
Important Information Regarding Digger Accidents in the UK:
- Citizens’ Advice: Accidents at Work
- Health and Safety Executive: Work Equipment and Machinery
- Health and Safety Executive: Training and Competence
For All Kinds of Digger Accident Compensation, Get in Touch with Tylers Today
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 suffered following an accident at work, or you’ve 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.
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.