Got Injured By Heavy Equipment During Construction – Your Legal Rights
Heavy machinery is commonplace in construction sites. From dump trucks to excavators, construction sites rely on these machines to move lots of gravel, cement and other materials back and forth in an easy and efficient manner. These machines, however, need experienced hands and eyes, and the team work and coordination of workers in order to operate them in a safe manner. Construction site accidents with heavy equipment happen because someone simply wasn’t doing their job, was trying to save money or time, or simply didn’t feel like following safety regulations. This is known as negligence in legal terms, and these individuals may be held liable for your injuries. Injuries don’t just happen out of the blue, and there’s no such thing as an accident as it has been found that over 90 percent of so-called “accidents” contain a human component. Thankfully, the law is on your side if you as a construction worker were injured by an excavator or any other type of heavy equipment at a construction site as long as you can prove that the individual you believe was to blame acted in a negligent manner, thereby causing your injuries. In such cases, you will need the experience of a top construction site injury lawyer in order to recover money damages, and that’s where we come in.
Are you looking for a best construction site injury lawyer? Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. the experienced construction worker injury lawyers at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of experience helping individuals just like you get the due compensation they deserve after being injured by the negligent action of large corporations or solo individuals. What sets us apart is the fact that we have extensive litigation experience, meaning that we will get you a much higher compensation payout should we decide to have your case heard in court, which may happen if we believe that the insurance company doesn’t want to pay you what your case is worth in alignment with injuries sustained. On top of having a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol), we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES at any time during your case as it is processed and compensation recovered before we levy our fees. Regardless of where you are in the country, we can help you if you were injured by heavy material at a construction site: simply call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more – the call is 100% FREE!
Some of the most common heavy equipment you will find on construction sites include:
- Cement trucks
- Fork lifts
OSHA Construction Work Safety Regulations
OSHA government regulations are very clear when it comes to the operation of these equipment. Workers are required to be properly trained, they should not use them when fatigued or mentally impaired or distracted, supervisors must ensure that the machines are regularly maintained, and safety levers and buttons must be within easy reach.
Experienced Heavy Equipment Injury Attorneys – Call Us NOW!
After getting injured by a piece of heavy equipment, make sure that your supervisor is made aware of the injury. Take photos and video of the accident scene or if you can’t ask a friend to do so as this is vital evidence that will determine if you will indeed get compensated. Ensure to see a physician or ask to be taken to the ER immediately even if you feel fine due to the importance of medical evidence in such cases, and last, but certainly not least, call us at (773) 823-0298 so we can help you file your claim and start the compensation process. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.