Heavy Equipment Construction Accident Cases in Pennsylvania & New Jersey
Use of heavy equipment is a necessity in the construction industry. Whether for construction of a downtown high rise or a suburban church, heavy equipment is necessary to complete the job. However, heavy equipment accidents happen every day and usually result in catastrophic injury, like loss of a limb or significant fractures. Fatality is unfortunately very common in heavy machinery accidents.
Common types of construction site heavy equipment accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey involve:
- crane accidents,
- paver accidents,
- excavator accidents,
- bulldozer accidents,
- hydraulic lifter accidents,
- front-end loader accidents,
- trencher accidents,
- compactor accidents,
- cultivator accidents,
- drilling accidents,
- trucks/dump trucks accidents, and
- mixer accidents.
Rights of Those Injured in Heavy Equipment Accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Heavy equipment accident cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey usually occur for any of the following reasons:
- failing to follow manufacturer guidelines,
- failing to have safe operating procedures,
- failing to enforce safety rules,
- insufficient or inadequate training, and
- negligent machine maintenance/repair.
The potentially liable parties often include contractors, subcontractors, equipment maintenance or rental companies. There may be a product liability claim for defective design, manufacturing defect or inadequate warnings.
Workers who are seriously injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey heavy equipment accidents may be able to obtain financial compensation over and above workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, most injured workers only make workers’ compensation claims and never seek expert advice as to whether there are other claims to be made. It is vital to speak to an experienced Pennsylvania and New Jersey heavy equipment accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine liability of others. You may be entitled to compensation for future pain and suffering, future medical bills/treatment and more.
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Pennsylvania and New Jersey Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyers
At the Philadelphia, PA and NJ construction accident law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, our experienced attorneys are committed to providing quality representation and individual attention to their clients and their clients’ families. Our highly rated Philadelphia, PA and NJ heavy equipment accident lawyers and attorneys have many solid years of experience handling cases against contractors, subcontractors and equipment manufacturers in heavy equipment accidents. Our knowledge and expertise in dealing with defense counsel as well as insurance company representatives and adjusters can be invaluable when seeking justice in a heavy equipment accident injury case.
For more information, contact our Pennsylvania and New Jersey construction accident lawyers. Call Click To Call. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.
Our construction accident attorneys serve injured workers in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.
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Published: July 16, 2012