Heavy machinery and equipment on a construction site can create a dangerous condition when proper precautions are not taken including proper training and oversight of the operator of the machinery. The results of an accident involving a crane or other heavy equipment can be catastrophic – often ending in death or a life-altering injury, such as a brain injury or loss of a limb. We help construction workers and other individuals involved in a crane accident or other heavy equipment accidents.
We represent clients in lawsuits arising from an accident involving a crane, bulldozer, boom truck, bobcat, earth mover, forklift, fork truck, backhoe, dump truck, excavator, or other construction equipment.
Employees and construction workers cannot sue their insured employer for injuries sustained in a work injury. Instead, the employee is entitled to seek benefits from a workers’ compensation claim. However, if a worker is injured on a construction site as a result of someone other than a co-employee’s negligence he may have a claim against that third-party.
Construction equipment accidents often result from operator error or machinery malfunction. As soon as we are notified, we work to secure the evidence of the accident, ensuring a proper record can be developed for negotiations and potential trial. We investigate training procedures, analyze operating manuals, and review maintenance records. We have the crane or heavy equipment examined by experts to determine if a design defect, manufacturing defect, or other product defect contributed to or caused the accident. We aggressively pursue product liability claims or other personal injury claims to hold negligent parties accountable for the construction site accidents.
John Morrissey is trusted among clients and colleagues in this complex area of the law. With over 28 years of experience, we have the investigation, preparation, and litigation skills to help you and your family succeed in recovering the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a crane accident or other heavy equipment accident, contact our construction accident attornevs to schedule a free case analysis.