Heavy Equipment and Machine Accidents in Long Island
There is usually a lot of heavy equipment and machines at construction sites, and these machines can be extremely dangerous, especially when proper care is not taken. Common equipment includes cranes, forklifts, bulldozers, backhoes, tractors, dump trucks, and excavators. When accidents occur with any of this equipment, an experienced Long Island construction accident attorney can assist in recovering damages on behalf of the injured party.
How Accidents Occur
Though there are always risks involved, factors that increase the likelihood of accidents involving heavy equipment include:
- Workers are not properly trained
- Equipment is not well maintained
- Safety regulations are not met
- Equipment is faulty
When any of these conditions are present, it is likely that there is a responsible party that should pay for your injuries. Work sites have strict regulations and depending on the circumstances, the fault may lie with the worker’s employer, a subcontractor, an independent contractor, the machine manufacturer or another party involved with the construction site. We know how serious these accidents can be, causing serious injuries that may include:
- Broken bones
- Nerve Damage
- Brain and Spinal Injuries
If you or someone you love was involved in a construction site accident, we can help. Our team will thoroughly investigate the accidents to determine what caused the accident and who is the responsible party or parties.
How We Can Help You
Contact us today for a free consultation where we can answer all your questions and find out the best course of action to get you the compensation you deserve. We will keep you informed of every step in the process and work with top-notch investigators and medical experts to get the evidence we need. We know exactly what it takes to get the maximum compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses so you can focus on healing and still care for yourself and family.