Working with heavy equipment at a job site can expose workers to risk of serious injury. Improper training, oversight, operation, design, or maintenance can result in an accident. If you have suffered a major injury from heavy machinery at work, contact a heavy equipment accident lawyer at Munley Law.
Since 1959, injured workers have turned to Munley Law to protect their livelihoods. Our team of seasoned legal advocates are experts in both workers’ compensation and product liability. In 2016, the legal guide Best Lawyers named Christopher Munley Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year (Allentown metro area), and in 2017, they named Marion Munley Product Liability Lawyer of the Year (Allentown metro area). Whatever the cause of your heavy equipment accident, our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you need. The initial consultation is free, so chat, email, or call (855) 866-5529 today. No fee unless we win.
Heavy Equipment Accidents and Injuries
Construction is an inherently dangerous line of work. An accident with heavy machinery can cause serious, even life-threatening injuries:
- Amputation of the limbs
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
- Shock from electrocution
- Eye or other facial injuries
- Hearing loss
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
If you were injured in an accident with a forklift, bulldozer, backhoe, crane, truck, grader, or other heavy machine, you may need legal help to get the appropriate compensation. A heavy equipment accident lawyer will ensure that you receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, ongoing therapy, and pain and suffering.
Who is at Fault for My Accident?
Employers have a duty to implement appropriate safety programs and procedures to prevent heavy equipment accidents. This includes equipment inspection and maintenance, and adequate employee training. Visitors or passersby who suffer an injury from work site equipment may sue the construction company if negligence contributed to the accident. Employees injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation.
However, if the machine itself proves defective, the equipment manufacturer may be liable as well. An experienced work injury lawyer at Munley Law will work closely with experts and investigators to prove liability and hold the at-fault party or parties accountable.
Contact a Scranton Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyer at Munley Law Now
Heavy equipment accidents can have a lasting effect on your body, your career, and your future security. Even severely injured workers may face road blocks to getting the compensation they need. The attorneys at Munley Law can help.
If you’ve been injured by heavy equipment, don’t delay. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Munley Law now for a free consultation. We never collect a fee unless we win your case.