Construction Machinery & Equipment Accident Lawyer
Construction workers are tasked with handling dangerous machinery and equipment on a daily basis, making workers susceptible to injuries even if following safety protocol. Workplace accidents like this can lead to devastating injuries that can alter somebody’s life and, in worse cases, lead to death.
Workers that have been injured while operating construction machinery or equipment may be eligible for personal liability and/or workers’ compensation benefits. Trust the qualified attorneys at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to advise you on your rights, litigate your claim, and maximize the value of your total compensation.
Product Liability Claims
If you have been injured due to the use of a specific piece of equipment or machinery, you may be eligible to file a product liability claim. This is a lawsuit against a defective product manufacturer and/or other liable parties.
Product liability lawsuits can provide compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, psychological damage, and more. Product liability lawsuits can be complicated, as they involve a thorough investigation into the product and handling.
The skilled product liability lawyers The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. can help you file your claim and get you the compensation and benefits that you and your family deserve.
Common Causes of Construction Equipment Accidents
Construction accidents involving equipment or machinery tend to be the cause of negligent employers who choose to not follow the detailed guidelines put forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Examples of employer negligence include knowingly allowing workers to use construction equipment or machinery that is not up to code. Another example of employer negligence is not maintaining equipment on a regular basis. Actions like this can gravely impact worker safety by creating a dangerous work environment.
Other causes of accidents caused by equipment or machinery can be traced back to the manufacturer. In some cases, this may have to do with the product itself (i.e., design defects, operational errors, engineering, etc.) or misleading documentation (i.e., warning labels/symbols, instructions, etc.).
Common Construction Equipment Injuries
Injuries from operating heavy equipment or machinery can be catastrophic and, in severe cases, fatal. These injuries impact your health, and your well-being. This is especially true if the injury causes the inability to be able to work, whether temporarily or permanently.
Construction equipment injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Injuries to the neck, back, and spinal cord
- Injuries to the hands and feet
- And more
What to Do if You Have Been Injured While Handling Construction Machinery/Equipment
When injured on the job, your health and safety are the top priority. After the construction injury has taken place, follow the steps below:
- Seek medical treatment for your injury immediately. Keep the medical expenses well documented.
- After undergoing medical treatment, give a written report of the injury to your supervisor. Make sure to keep a copy for your personal records. Be detailed when it comes to the specific equipment/machinery that you were using when the accident occurred. This report will be used during the investigatory portion of your case.
- Contact the experienced product liability lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to file your claim and get you the compensation benefits you are owed.
In cases like this, there will often be an investigation into the specific equipment that caused the injury. The investigation will focus on testing for design defects/flaws, failure to provide adequate warning, checking recent maintenance records, or any other possible dangers associated with that specific piece of equipment/machinery.
How Product Liability Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Injured While Handling Construction Machinery and Equipment
Between managing medical treatment and financial stress, getting injured on the job can lead to both physical and mental consequences. These consequences can often impact both the person who was injured and their loved ones.
Allow the qualified product liability lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to focus on your case while you focus on getting better. From the day you contact us, our team will help you file your claim and seek the best possible outcome for your case.
Our team works with professionals in the manufacturing and engineering industry to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your injury. We will look at insurance companies, manufacturers, and employers to ensure that all liable parties are held accountable and that you are given maximum compensation benefits.
If you have been injured while handling construction machinery or equipment, contact the product liability lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. today.