Top Rated Pennsylvania & New Jersey Work Injury Lawyers: Construction Equipment Accidents
Construction Equipment Accident Case Results
- $101 million – The collapse of a parking garage at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City that injured over 30 construction workers on the job and killed 4 men working on the project, resulting in an award of $101 million (largest construction accident settlement in U.S. history).
- $13 million – The collapse of the Kimmel Center during its construction, resulting in a settlement exceeding $13 million.
- $13 million – A workplace accident resulting in an above the knee amputation of the plaintiff’s right leg, settled for $13 million.
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PA and NJ Work Accident Cases – Cranes, Loaders, Etc.
Heavy equipment and machinery are used widely across multiple industries including the construction and industrial industries. Whether for construction of a downtown high rise or a church, heavy equipment is necessary to complete the job. However, heavy equipment accidents happen every day and usually result in catastrophic injury, like the loss of a limb or significant fractures. Fatality is unfortunately very common in heavy machinery accidents. The most 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 Construction 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,
- failure to have safe operating procedures,
- failing to enforce safety rules,
- insufficient or inadequate training, and
- negligent machine maintenance/repair.
The potential liable parties often include employers, contractors, subcontractors, and equipment maintenance or rental companies. There may be a product liability claim for defective design, manufacturing defect or inadequate warnings.
Compensation Above Workers’ Compensation
Workers who are seriously injured in 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.
Therefore, it is vital to speak to an experienced 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.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey Construction Equipment Accident Lawyers
At the PA and NJ personal injury 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. For the past decade, our work injury lawyers have been rated as top lawyers by Super Lawyer magazine. Their 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.
Our Philadelphia, PA and NJ construction equipment accident lawyers will meet with you and discuss:
- federal and state laws relating to heavy equipment accidents,
- contractor and subcontractor liability law,
- OSHA regulations, and
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt or killed in a Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York heavy equipment accident, contact our experienced, highly rated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey heavy equipment accident lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. 215.399.9255, 800.220.7600
Our personal injury attorneys serve accident victims 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.
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Disclaimer: The lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent provide legal advice to individuals after accepting their case. No attorney-client relationship is created by this website. Nothing on this site is intended to provide legal advice. Because every case is unique, discussion of prior outcomes and settlements in past cases is no guarantee of a similar outcome in current or future cases.