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Heavy Equipment Can Cause Injuries

Heavy Equipment Can Cause Injuries Workers in the construction industry might use dangerous equipment every day. When a job site accident involves heavy equipment, workers can suffer serious injuries. In some instances, injured construction workers could file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and/or against a negligent third party.

Heavy pieces of equipment that are used in the construction industry, such as cranes, diggers, jackhammers, drills, and construction vehicles, can be dangerous and often present workers with serious injury risks. In some instances, heavy equipment injuries result from equipment malfunctions, such as when a piece of equipment does not work the way it is supposed to work on a job site. At other times, however, these accidents and injuries result from equipment operator negligence or carelessness.

Accidents that involve heavy pieces of equipment most especially on construction sites can cause crush injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis injuries. If you have been injured in an accident that involved heavy equipment, the experienced Matthews construction accident lawyers at the Panchenko Law Firm may be able to help. Our legal team could determine what claim or claims you might be eligible to file under your circumstances and can pursue the benefits and damages that you deserve. Please reach out today to learn more about how we could assist with your construction accident legal claim. 

Filing a Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you have been injured on the job in a worksite accident that involved heavy equipment, you might be able to pursue a claim against your employer (and your employers insurer) for workers compensation benefits. These benefits are generally available without regard to fault and may compensate you for your medical treatment expenses, a portion of your lost earnings, and permanency of injuries in the event a healthcare provider determines that your injury or injuries have lifelong effects. 

Filing a Third-Party Claim

Sometimes, construction site accidents that involve heavy equipment result from the negligence of a third party. For example, another person may have been reckless in the way he or she operated the piece of equipment, and as a result, your accident occurred. At other times, there might have been a defect in the manufacturing or design process that caused the piece of equipment to malfunction even when it was being used properly. In these instances, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the third party who caused or contributed to your accident and resulting injuries. 

Speak to a Matthews Construction Accident Lawyer about Your Legal Matter Today

The legal team at the Panchenko Law Firm is ready to assist you with pursuing monetary compensation in your construction accident case by way of a workers compensation claim and/or a third-party claim.

For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews construction accident attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information about how we could help you throughout the legal process.    


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