Heavy Machinery Accidents
By GC Law02 Apr 2015
Tractors, bulldozers and other heavy duty vehicles driven on building sites are essential for the movement of earth and other heavy loads. However, if operated unsafely, heavy machinery can inflict the most devastating injuries to other workers.
Many heavy machinery accidents are caused by unqualified or uninsured operators. Employers can be held responsible for allowing untrained workers to operate deadly equipment.
Third party employees can also be liable for injuries caused through the negligent operation of heavy machinery.
Workers are commonly struck or run over by earth moving equipment. Employees can also be at risk of being hit by falling objects from top loading vehicles
As a result of the weight and force involved in many heavy machinery accidents, crush injuries and bone fractures are common. These types of injuries can involve hospitalisation and multiple surgeries.
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving heavy machinery, then contact one our lawyers for a free consultation today. It’s a chance to get some advice on your situation from an experienced personal injury lawyer at no cost. To learn more about your legal options call us on 1300 302 318.