Heavy machinery and equipment
accidents occur in construction zones throughout New
Construction accidents include:
due to low hanging wires or other causes.
-Highway work zone accidents
In order to operate such machinery,
construction workers must pass safety tests as well as
abide by the strict rules and regulations that ensure
not only their safety but also the safety of others.
Working with heavy equipment in
itself often entails a high risk of injury. However, when
companies do not provide the proper
maintenance of equipment and training of the operators,
they may be liable for injuries incurred on a worksite.
It is the duty of the contractors to ensure not only
that the workers are safe but that there is an adequate
amount of warnings related to potentially hazardous zones. For example, a
supervisor’s failure to enforce safety measures may make
him liable for injuries that occur due to his failure.
It is important to promptly report
and investigate a construction accident case. An
attorney will help arrange for investigative work,
including access to the property and photographs of the
property. In many cases there are deadlines to which a
notice must be given to the accused party. Therefore,
it is highly recommended that one follow up on a
accident case as soon as possible.
In court, the accused party will
have attorneys that will try to refute and devalue your
case. Having an attorney who is experienced in
handling personal injury cases involving heavy machinery and equipment on your side will help fight and counter the testimony
given by the accused. You have the right for proper
compensation for the injuries attained by other people's negligence!
Don't limit yourself to workers compensation
You may be entitled to additional compensation.