Equipment Accident Attorney
If you work with farm equipment, heavy construction equipment, factory machinery, or other large pieces of machinery, you can easily be injured in an accident. In fact, each year over 1.2 million people are injured on the job, often because of defective or unsafe equipment. Furthermore, according to the most recent United States Bureau of Labor statistics, more than 4,500 people are killed on-the-job each year in America. Of these deaths, many are caused by heavy equipment. In many cases, it is actually not the equipment itself that is to blame for accidents, but those who designed it, maintained it, or used it improperly. Construction equipment and machinery is only safe to use when it is designed and manufactured safely, the workers who use the equipment are properly trained and supervised, the equipment is properly maintained, and the workers who use the equipment do so safely. If any of these things do not happen, it could lead to devastating injuries, or worse. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving heavy equipment or machinery, please contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm. We have offices conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA as well as Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Brownsville, TX and we are available to talk today for free.
Types of Equipment Accidents
Accidents involving heavy equipment or machinery can be catastrophic to both the victim and their families. Here at Rad Law Firm, we handle cases involving many different types of heavy equipment, including the following:
- Paving and resurfacing equipment
- Pile drivers
- Back hoes
- Track hoes
- Other construction equipment
While it is true you may be able to receive workers’ compensation if you have been in a heavy equipment accident at work, it is important you are aware of your other options as well. Depending on the situation, you may be able to talk action against the manufacturer or distributer of defective equipment or a third party that owned the machine and failed to properly maintain it.
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Equipment may be defective or unsafe, safety equipment might not be available, workers may be fatigued and careless from working too long, and equipment may be improperly installed or maintained. The workers may have improper or insufficient training or may be using a machine for a purpose it was not designed for. These are just some causes of serious and tragic accidents and deaths in the workplace.
Often, an employee thinks that his employer will take care of him. In truth, the employer, equipment manufacturer, general contractor, and others will all point fingers at each other, denying liability. The insurance companies will want to downplay your claim and will offer you a minimal amount of money for your damages. Never sign any papers until you have spoken to a personal injury attorney from Rad Law Firm.
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