Heavy Machinery Accidents

Construction worksites often contain heavy machinery and hazardous equipment. Even the most cautious and well-trained operator can be injured or injure a bystander in the workplace. Operating such gigantic and powerful equipment is inherently dangerous.

Heavy Machinery AccidentHazardous, heavy workplace machinery can include:

  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Cranes
  • Dump trucks
  • Excavators
  • Forklifts
  • Graders
  • Grapple trucks
  • Pipelayers
  • Track skidders
  • Trenchers
  • Trucks

Heavy machinery poses a real risk of serious injury or wrongful death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is keenly aware of the risks posed in industrial environments, including accidents where a worker is pinned between or struck by heavy machinery or equipment as one the “fatal four” leading causes of death in the construction industry.

Improper training, negligent hiring and supervision, and other varied workplace behaviors and choices can cause or contribute to an industrial machinery accident. If you do not hire your own legal representative, you may never know who was truly at fault for what happened to you or your loved one.

Additionally, just because you may receive benefits under workers’ compensation does not mean you have identified all responsible parties. You may have additional claims against responsible third parties such as contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, property owners, and perhaps even coworkers and supervisors whose negligence could have caused or contributed to your workplace machinery accident. That is why it is important to contact the experienced Houston injury lawyers at Craft Law Firm right away. Our lawyers are very familiar with workplace accidents involving heavy machinery and we will identify all the responsible parties and hold them accountable for your injuries.