Heavy Machinery Accident

Work Accidents Heavy Machinery Accident

Heavy equipment is used in various industrial settings, including construction sites, warehouses, and factories. Inadequate training and failing to establish and follow safety procedures are common causes of heavy equipment accidents.

Every day across the nation, workers and innocent bystanders are exposed to heavy machinery failures or collapses. These injuries can be catastrophic and often leave victims permanently disabled or dead. Adding to the danger, workers often face the burden of navigating a maze of employers, third party contractors, and their lawyers and are unable to safeguard their legal rights on their own after a heavy machinery accident.

Heavy Machinery Accident Causes

Serious injury or wrongful death occurring as the result of a heavy machinery accident may qualify for compensation. Common causes include:

  • Collisions with people, vehicles, or other machinery or equipment
  • Backup and blind spot accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputation
  • Improper use of equipment or machinery

Heavy Machinery Injuries Caused by Human Error

Heavy machinery accidents involve cranes, tractors, mixers, compactors, excavators, sanders, grinders, presses, lathes, and any other types of machinery. In many instances, human error is the cause of the accident, making it 100% preventable. Such instances include:

  • Inadequate or insufficient training of the machine operator
  • Inadequate or insufficient training of the surrounding workers
  • Inexperienced third party contractors
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Hazardous working conditions
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Inadequate maintenance or repairs to the machinery
  • Defective machinery
  • Inadequate signage
  • Inadequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Workplace Injury Lawyers

Craft Law Firm has the knowledge and tools needed to move forward with a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit involving heavy machinery accidents. With our proven track record of success, we are confident we can help. Our priority is to obtain you the most compensation possible for your injuries to help you heal. Contact us for more information on how we can help.

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