Heavy equipment is an everyday part of many jobs, such as on construction sites or in warehouses. While you may be used to operating this machinery, it always carries a risk. Cranes, front-end loaders, bulldozers and more require careful operation, calling on all your concentration skills. The slightest change of routine or improper care of the equipment can lead to accidents. You may be operating the machinery, or you could be in its path.
If you’ve been injured by heavy machinery, the first thing on your mind is likely how will you take care of your family during this difficult time. You may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that can cover part of your lost wages, as well as your mounting medical bills. An experienced attorney can walk you through the process of filing for workers’ comp and fighting for the benefits you are owed.
Common Injuries From Heavy Machinery Work Accidents in PA
Heavy machinery injuries can arise on the job from all sorts of sources. Sometimes, employers fail to provide proper training to work the machinery, or they do not set up refresher courses vital to maintaining safe practices. Unbalanced loads can also cause cranes, front-loaders and other heavy machinery to tip or roll. If a load has not been properly secured, it can fall off and hit someone.
Injuries suffered from heavy machinery accidents can be severe. Just a few we have seen from our clients include:
- Broken bones
- Amputations and lacerations
- Neck and head injuries
You Can Collect PA Workers’ Comp for a Machinery Failure Accident
Workers hurt in heavy machinery accidents on the job may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Your employer is required to provide these benefits in Pennsylvania whether you work full-time, part-time or as a seasonal laborer. The payments are designed to allow you to take the time you need to recover from your injury. But in reality, employers’ insurance companies often fight having to pay out these benefits.
They may question whether your injury really happened on the job or accuse you of exaggerating your symptoms. You can still get the money you are owed. Enlisting an attorney to fight on your behalf can give you the right guidance.
Contact Our Heavy Machine Injury Lawyers in PA
If you have suffered a work injury from equipment failure, you need time to recover and regain your strength. You don’t want to endure a drawn-out workers’ compensation battle. You want to concentrate on getting better and returning to work. Let Frommer D’Amico handle the details of your case for you.
We have assisted many hard-working people just like you who sustained injuries at work. Our attorneys all specialize in workers’ compensation, and these are the only types of cases we accept. We offer many advantages to choosing our firm to represent you, including lower fees. We will even come to your location to meet with you about your case. Contact us today by calling 717-400-1000 or reaching out online.