Many different types of vehicles are used on a construction site. From small pick-up trucks for transporting workers and small materials to large cranes and other heavy machinery, all types of vehicles may be present on any given job site. All of these moving vehicles pose a risk for workers and visitors to the job site.
When involved in an accident with a construction vehicle, it can be difficult to determine who was at fault. Circumstances vary for each situation, but often the employer is responsible for the actions of its employees, especially when performing a task for the job.
Heavy-duty vehicle operators often require special training and licensing before being permitted to operate the vehicles. Forgoing this step puts all of the employees on the job site at risk. It is the responsibility of the employer to make sure that operators have current licenses before operating construction vehicles.
If you are injured or involved in an accident with a construction vehicle, it is important to understand your rights. If the accident occurs while you are performing necessary duties for your job, then your employer may not hold you responsible for the accident. Speak with an experienced attorney regarding your situation to learn more about your rights and receiving any compensation for which you might be entitled.