Equipment Accidents and Failures

Accidents at the construction site can be devastating for workers and their families. Not only are you trying to recover from a painful injury, you’re also out of work while bills are piling up. Accidents involving heavy equipment and machinery can be particularly devastating. After any type of equipment accident or failure, it’s essential to determine exactly what happened through a thorough and complete investigative process. In many cases, equipment failure can be traced back to manufacturing defects, improper safety at the jobsite or a simple lack of training. No matter what the reason, a personal injury attorney can help you get to the bottom of it and be your advocate during a difficult time.

Heavy Equipment Accidents at The Jobsite

Heavy equipment accidents at the jobsite can have a catastrophic impact on workers and their families. The injuries involved are rarely minor. Large pieces of heavy machinery can inflict serious damage to those that are nearby. Whether you were operating the equipment or simply nearby when the accident happened, you could be facing extensive injuries, a long hospital stay and expensive medical bills. Couple these issues with missed work, and you could be wondering how to make ends meet for who knows how long. If you or somebody you love has been injured at a construction site in an accident involving a piece of equipment or heavy machinery, you need to get with a lawyer immediately about your case. Listed below are some common injuries associated with equipment accidents and failures.

Potential Injuries Associated With Equipment Accidents and Failures
  • Crushed bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations and loss of limbs
  • Head and facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Death
Crush Injuries and Other Catastrophic Injuries

Accidents involving equipment and other pieces of heavy machinery can be devastating and often times, catastrophic in nature. It’s common to see crush injury scenarios where equipment accidents and failures are concerned. These can lead to amputation of limbs and other serious life-altering injuries. In some cases, these equipment accidents and failures can result in death. If you have lost a loved one due to some kind of equipment or heavy machinery accident or failure, you need to speak with a lawyer immediately about a wrongful death lawsuit.

Lack of Safety at The Worksite

Heavy equipment can be dangerous, especially a the level of safety at the construction site is lacking. After any type of heavy equipment accident, it’s essential to determine whether or not all essential and appropriate safety measures and precautions were observed and adhered to. There is a reason why safety is such an important topic at jobsites. There is a lot going on, and if you add heavy machinery to the mix, you better be following all necessary safety procedures to keep workers safe.

What About Proper Training?

Anybody who uses any type of heavy equipment or machinery needs to have proper and adequate training. Otherwise, they’re putting themselves and others at great risk for injuries or death. The burden of ensuring adequate training typically falls on the contractor or site manager. They need to ensure their workers are properly trained and have the certifications and experience necessary to safely operate large pieces of heavy machinery.

What About Third-Party Claims?

In some cases involving heavy equipment or machinery, it may be necessary to involve third parties. This is especially true where cases of defective equipment and heavy machinery are concerned. There might also be subcontractors or rental companies involved. Your lawyer can help you get to the bottom of who was responsible for your injury and help you to get the compensation you deserve to cover medical bills and lost wages.

When to Call a Construction Accident Lawyer

After any type of accident on the jobsite, it’s a good idea to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer about your case. It will be necessary to determine exactly how your accident happened, so you can get compensation for damages, and so that it won’t happen to somebody else. Cases involving the construction industry and equipment manufacturers can often be complex and lengthy. A good personal injury lawyer can be your trusted advocate as you work to get back onto your feet after an accident.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a construction site accident involving a piece of heavy equipment or machinery in or around the Jackson Metro Area, contact the skilled and proven team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a free case consultation.

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