Philadelphia Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyers
Have you suffered an injury in a heavy equipment accident in Philadelphia PA? The Philadelphia heavy equipment accident lawyers of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC have been fighting the workers to receive fair and just compensations for injuries since 1985.
We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We will fight just as hard to get you the best possible settlement for your personal injury claim.
Contact our office or call (215) 875-7030 our law firm today to request a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys. The initial consultation is free, and you are under no obligation to hire our law firm after the appointment.
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How Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Heavy Machinery Accident
It takes experience and training to operate heavy machinery. However, even with the best operators, heavy machinery accidents still happen.
At Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys have over 80 years of combined legal experience. We have gained considerable knowledge, resources, and skills that benefit our clients through decades of handling personal injury cases.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Provide professional legal services from skilled, competent, and successful personal injury lawyers
- Conduct comprehensive and thorough investigations to gather evidence and identify the parties liable for your injuries
- Document your injuries and damages to calculate the maximum value for your case
- File all insurance claims and other necessary actions to protect your best interest
- Negotiate a fair settlement based on the facts of your case
- File a lawsuit to seek compensation for damages if the parties refuse to work with us to arrive at a fair settlement
Our lawyers and legal staff members provide updates about your case throughout the process and address your concerns. We are here for you when you need someone to take care of the legal matters so you can focus on healing and recovering from an accident.
Contact our law firm to request your free consultation with a heavy machinery accidents lawyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
How Common Are Heavy Machinery Accidents?
Heavy machinery is used in hundreds of industries throughout the country.
Workers in numerous fields are required to operate or work close to a variety of heavy machinery including:
- Front end loaders
- Pile drivers
- Paving vehicles
- Dump trucks
- Cement mixers and pumps
- And many other large, heavy machines
Accidents involving these machines are common. Hundreds of workers are killed each year, and many more are injured in heavy machinery accidents.
What Are Common Causes of Heavy Machinery Accidents?
Heavy equipment is used by construction workers, road construction crews, landscaping companies, utility companies, manufacturing plants, and other workplaces throughout Philadelphia, PA. Heavy machinery can be one of the most hazardous objects on a worksite. If the equipment is not maintained correctly or it is operated incorrectly, a tragic accident can happen.
These accidents can occur in a split second. Someone steps out from between buildings or is walking behind a piece of heavy machinery, and the person is crushed. Operators of heavy machinery often wear ear protection to avoid noise injuries. Operators may not hear warning shouts or see other workers that are just out of their line of vision.
Common reasons for heavy machinery accidents include:
- Poor maintenance
- Faulty shut-off switches
- Lack of training
- Blocked lines of sight
- Missing lockouts or safety guards
- Defective machinery
- Rollover accidents
- Backup accident
- Lack of safety protocols
- Failing to follow safety guidelines
- Operator error, including drowsiness, distraction, alcohol/drug impairment, and inexperience
Extreme caution should be used when operating or working around heavy machinery. The consequences of negligence or mistakes could be a permanent impairment or wrongful death.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by a Heavy Machinery Accident
The injuries that heavy machinery accidents can cause can include:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Crushing injuries, including damage to internal organs
- Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputations and loss of limbs
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Neck and back injuries
- Hearing or vision loss
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Skull fractures
Immediate medical attention is required for most heavy machinery accident injuries. Many of the injuries are life-threatening. Delays in medical treatment could result in death or permanent disabilities.
Who is Liable for a Heavy Machinery Accident?
The responsible party depends on how the accident occurred. If a defective part caused the heavy machinery accident, the machine’s manufacturer could be liable for damages caused by the accident.
Heavy machinery accidents that result from hazardous or dangerous property conditions could be blamed on the property owner. In some cases, a third party could be to blame for the heavy machinery accident, such as a driver cutting off a dump truck and causing an accident.
Most of the heavy machinery accidents occur on the job site. If the accident occurred because of errors or mistakes made during the ordinary course of employment, workers’ compensation might cover the accident. However, the worker may have a third-party claim against another party who caused the accident or against an employer who was grossly negligent or intentionally caused the accident.
Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers will investigate your accident to determine how it happened and who is responsible. We’ll pursue every legal course of action to recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Philadelphia Heavy Machinery Accident Lawyers
Call Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC to discuss your accident and get advice regarding your legal rights. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia heavy machinery accident lawyers.