Heavy Equipment Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a heavy equipment accident, you’re probably unsure about whether workers’ comp will cover all your bills, expenses and lost wages. You may wonder if you’re entitled to further compensation, who is responsible for the accident, and if you yourself will be blamed for the incident.
Washington State injury attorneys at Emery Reddy can answer these questions free of charge. We have more experience successfully representing victims of heavy equipment and construction accidents than anyone in the state. You can’t afford anything less than the best legal representation for your case, and we’re only a phone call away.
Common injuries from heavy equipment accidents
Heavy equipment accidents often occur at or near construction and industrial sites where many large moving parts create dangerous conditions. Machinery, tools and vehicles can injure workers, visitors or those simply passing by. Employers, property owners and associated parties are responsible for protecting your safety – but often safety measures are neglected, or equipment is defective or misused. Resulting accidents can include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken limbs
Will L&I cover all my expenses?
Unfortunately, the answer is often “no.” You may get workers’ compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and partial or permanent disability. But these settlements are capped at lower levels than what workers can get from simultaneously pursuing a personal injury or third party injury claim with the help of experienced injury lawyers.
Do I need a lawyer’s help?
That depends on the details of your injury and circumstances, as well as the amount you want to receive from your accident. In addition to the benefits of workers’ compensation, injury victims may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent person or party. A lawyer with a proven track record in heavy equipment lawsuits is vital to maximizing your compensation. In Washington State, no firm has the legal strategy, connections and record of success that distinguishes our firm.
The team at Emery Reddy pulls together some of the nation’s top medical experts, accident reconstructionists, legal strategists and economic loss analysts to determine whether another party involved in your accident should be held liable. Building contractors, equipment suppliers and manufacturers, architects, and property owners may be negligent. Examples of negligence could include
- A piece of heavy machinery striking someone on a warehouse floor
- A truck or equipment operator failing to look and hitting a pedestrian
- A defective machine maiming a person in its gear
Many times when a heavy equipment accident occurs, the cause is not negligence from a person on-site, but rather some defect in the product or unreasonably dangerous equipment. Emery Reddy lawyers have experience helping clients pursue “product liability” claims in these cases.
Injuries from heavy equipment accidents are often serious or even life-threatening, and can drastically change a victim’s life, sometimes requiring life-long medical care and therapy.
Talk to a construction accident lawyer at Emery Reddy to learn how we can help. We stop at nothing in fighting to get you the best care and maximum compensation for your injury.