A heavy equipment accident is never intentionally caused, but it occurs every day across the nation. These mishaps are frequently the consequence of the responsible party making a mistake or disregarding safety procedures. They might be trying to cut costs, they might be being negligent, or they might be seeking for the quickest method to finish the task. They can be held accountable if their action results in harm.
California law offers injured workers more protection than most other states. Although The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker cannot promise how your case will turn out, we do promise to work hard for you during the entire process. We can assure you that we will always give you our frank opinion. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of accidents with heavy machinery. Then call 866-536-5788 to schedule your no-cost legal consultation with a workers compensation attorney.
Vehicles, equipment, or tools are typically involved in heavy equipment accidents
The majority of heavy equipment accidents in California involve the usage of machinery, tools, or vehicles. Aerial lifts, cranes, dump trucks, backhoes, dozers, bulldozers, cement trucks, excavators, tractors, farming equipment, skid-steer loaders, front-end loaders, and forklifts are a few examples. Accidents can also happen as a result of tools or equipment falling, as well as due to risky or otherwise flawed equipment.
These incidents may result in severe injuries
It is accurate to say that no two accidents are the same. It is also true that several incidents involving heavy machinery cause grave and catastrophic injuries. Third-degree burns, a stroke, an amputation, paralysis, a deformity, a damaged spinal cord, and other long-term disabilities are a few examples. There is no such thing as a little or major injury that disqualifies you from filing a personal injury claim.
There are numerous parties who may face punishment
It all depends on the particulars of your accident, but depending on the circumstances, it’s possible that you’ll sue a number of people. This may include coworkers, your employer, the producer of the apparatus on which you were hurt, the merchant who sold the apparatus, governmental bodies, or the legal counsel for any of these.
Your options may not be limited to workers’ compensation.
Because many, if not the majority of these heavy machinery incidents involve people who are at work, it is a frequent misconception that recovery is only possible through the Workers’ Compensation system. This isn’t always the case. Working on a claim through that system might be beneficial in some circumstances, but keep in mind that it does not cover pain and suffering.
In other situations, a different lawsuit might be necessary. You can rely on The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker to provide you with an honest evaluation in either case. Call our offices at 866-536-5788 to schedule a free legal consultation and start the process right now.