Construction Site Injuries: Heavy Machinery
Construction workers today use advanced heavy machinery to help them with lifting heavy objects and to expedite the construction process. Heavy machinery such as cranes, dump trucks, forklifts, bulldozers, and skid steers all contain heavy moving parts that must be regularly maintained to work properly and minimize the risk of malfunction. When malfunctions or other heavy machinery accidents do occur, construction workers are put at great risk of being severely injured.
Studies indicate that mechanical equipment is involved in 80% of all industrial accident fatalities that occur in the workplace. If proper precautions are not taken and work site safety procedures aren’t followed, the results could be disastrous. Construction workers should take care to always wear proper safety equipment while on site. Safety violations should be reported immediately to the construction site foreman to be dealt with as soon as possible.
Construction companies that fail to address mandatory safety requirements put their workers at risk and also leave themselves liable for potential accidents. If you have been injured in a heavy machinery accident because of unsafe conditions, improper training, or equipment malfunction, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and related costs. Construction site injuries can be costly in both the short-term and the long-term, resulting in a long list of costly medical bills, lost wages from time off to recover, temporary or permanent disability, emotional trauma, and general pain and suffering.
For sound legal advice and assistance with your heavy machinery accident claim, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633.