Skid steer loaders are useful on the farm and construction sites because they can haul an assortment of materials and fit into hard-to-reach spaces. Despite the machine’s compact size, skid steer loader accidents have the potential to cause serious injury and death. This is especially true because of the responsiveness of the controls. These machines are very unforgiving because of foreseeable errors with the controls.
During skid steer loader accidents, operators can be hit or crushed by the bucket, crushed in a rollover accident, run over, or pinned between the lift arm and the frame. Safety devices that often can prevent these foreseeable accidents exist but often are not installed by manufacturers in order to cut costs. In addition, manufacturers must provide complete warnings, operator instructions, and service procedures.
Despite their small size, skid steer loaders can be extremely dangerous. Skid steer loader accidents are devastating to victims and their families, especially if the accident is caused by a malfunction or defective design. Persons injured by skid steer loader accidents may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Locks Law Firm today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.
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