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Heavy Machinery Accidents

As a victim of a heavy machinery accident, your and your family’s welfare are naturally of the utmost importance.

You’ll have lots of questions and concerns. Will workers’ compensation cover my bills, expenses, and lost wages? Am I entitled to further compensation? Who was to blame for my accident? How do I ensure I am not unfairly blamed?

Fortunately, the personal injury attorneys at Jenkins Utley, P.C. in Atlanta, GA, are available to answer any questions you may have about a heavy machinery accident and lead you through the process of filing a claim.

Let’s take a look at the types of heavy equipment accidents and common injuries that can occur.

Common Injuries from Heavy Machinery Accidents

Heavy equipment accidents usually occur at or near a construction site. With so many large moving parts and vehicles, a construction site can be dangerous. Heavy machinery like tractors, bulldozers, cranes, and forklifts pose the risk for serious injuries.

Some common heavy equipment-related injuries can occur, such as:

  • Broken or fractured limbs
  • Disfigurement
  • Stress injuries
  • Back, shoulder, and knee injuries
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Causes of Heavy Machinery Accidents

There are many different reasons that a heavy machinery accident might occur, most commonly:

  • Heavy Machinery Design Flaws: Some heavy machinery accidents occur from the negligent design of that piece of equipment. In some cases, manufacturers fail to design heavy machinery with proper safety measures. This could result in problems with electrical wiring, braking, and load capacity.
  • Improper Maintenance: Businesses that own, lease or rent heavy machinery have the duty to repair and service the machinery. If neglected, even the basic operating of the heavy machinery could result in devastating and severe injuries.
  • Safety Warnings: In some cases, heavy machinery fails to contain adequate safety warnings. The lack of safety warning can result in a construction accident that could cause serious injuries. Furthermore, the failure to warn heavy machinery operators of the need to use safety measures can also result in third-party liability of heavy equipment accidents.

Contact Jenkins Utley, P.C. after a Heavy Machinery Accident

If you or a loved one have been involved in a heavy machinery accident, it’s important to seek legal representation. At the law office of Jenkins Utley, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, we’ve helped our clients get the compensation they deserve following an on the job injury.

Contact us at (404) 334-3013 or submit through online via our contact form. Your initial consultation is free of charge!