Accidents Caused by Cranes and Other Heavy Equipment
Heavy equipment accidents are some of the leading causes of serious construction injuries. Because there are so many ways for the machinery to injure a person, it makes the risks of injury that much greater. The equipment could malfunction; if the maintenance of the vehicle is poor, this can cause injury; if workers do not follow appropriate safety measures or fail to communicate properly, injuries could result.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, there could be more than one party liable for your accident and a skilled Sacramento construction accident attorney can help determine fault. Call Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP at (916) 774-7200 to schedule a free consultation at our Sacramento or Roseville locations to discuss the options available to you.
Types of Injury
Accidents on construction sites involving a crane, bulldozer, loader, backhoe, or another type of heavy equipment may cause serious injuries, including:
With injuries like these, the recovery period will be long, and the victim will probably need a long period of rehabilitation as well. Injured workers have a lot to worry about and money shouldn’t be one of those things. At Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP, our lawyers take care of the money so our clients can focus on taking care of themselves.
You May Be Eligible for More Than Just Workers’ Compensation
It’s natural for workers to assume that if they were hurt on the job, they should get workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation usually does not cover all the costs of an injured worker’s existing and ongoing treatment. Depending upon the circumstances of the accident, a worker may also be able to seek compensation through a third-party claim. He or she may also be able to sue contractors, subcontractors and even the manufacturer of the equipment.
Our attorneys help clients determine if they can sue third parties. When a suit is appropriate, we represent our client in negotiations with the liable party. But if the settlement reached will not be enough to cover all our client’s needs, our lawyers are prepared to go to trial. Our attorneys will do everything they can to protect our client’s rights and ensure the best possible outcome in every case.
Learn More About Your Options During a Free Consultation
If you have been injured by heavy equipment, call our firm; the personal injury attorneys at Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP can help. Your first consultation with us is always free, and you don’t pay a penny in legal fees unless we win for you. Our attorneys offer weekend and weeknight consultations, and can even see you at your home or in the hospital. If you live anywhere in Northern California, call us at (916) 774-7200 or complete the online form to get started.