Heavy Machinery Accident Lawyers in Pittsburgh
Personal Injury Attorneys Getting You The Compensation You Deserve After A Serious Machine Accident
Construction of any kind uses heavy equipment. Whether a contractor is building a highway, a skyscraper, or an addition to a home, huge machines are part of the process. While they get the job done, they can also be dangerous. Whether you are working on a site, or are hurt while driving or walking by a construction zone, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about heavy machinery accidents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, see the Goodrich & Geist, P.C. construction accident FAQ page.
Goodrich and Geist’s Attorneys Handle Heavy Equipment Injury Cases
At the Pittsburgh law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., our construction accident injury lawyers handle cases involving injuries caused by heavy machines. If you were injured, contact our law firm to learn if you have a case for compensation. We will discuss your options in clear, everyday language and help you determine the best course of action. For a free consultation, call 412-564-4770 or contact us online to learn how we can help.
Causes Of Heavy Machinery Accidents
Cranes, forklifts, aerial lifts, front-end loaders, snow plows, cement trucks, graders, and bulldozers are both very heavy and complex. Injuries from these types of equipment are most often the result of:
- Operators and drivers who are poorly trained, distracted or under the influence
- Machines striking overhead or buried wires while operating
- Drivers backing up without looking properly
- Inadequate maintenance
- Defective design or manufacture of parts that fail or malfunction
- Improper setup of stationary machines such as cranes that then fall
- Failure to warn in construction zones
- Failure to fence off work sites
When negligence is the cause of situations like these, the injured party or the family of someone killed may have legal recourse.
Legal Actions Available To People Injured In Heavy Machine Accidents
If your accident happened while you were working on a construction site, you will have access to worker’s compensation benefits. If negligence by a third party (not your employer) caused your injury, you may also be able to file a so-called third party injury claim. If you were passing through a work zone and were injured, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party or parties. There are often many different people and companies working at one site; several parties could become defendants in a personal injury claim.
Call The Construction Accident Lawyers At Goodrich & Geist, P.C. Free Consultation.
If heavy equipment injured you or killed a loved one, you may have legal recourse and be eligible for compensation. Telephone 412-564-4770 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation. Our Pittsburgh lawyers serve injured clients in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Washington County, Erie County and across Western Pennsylvania.