California Heavy Machinery Accident Attorneys

california heavy machinery accident

Last Updated: 02-01-2017

It’s true that there are inherent dangers to working with and around heavy machinery, but accidents can for the most part be prevented as long as industry safety standards are upheld. Negligence and human error – not pure chance – are the usual culprits behind these incidents.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a heavy machinery accident, you are not alone in seeking answers to your questions – first and foremost of which probably is, “How did this happen?” The experienced construction accident attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm can provide you with the answers you seek. Using our highly developed legal skills and knowledge, we can investigate your case to find out the cause of the accident as well as the identity of the liable party, and use this information to get you the compensation you need to cover missed wages, medical bills, and other damages.

To learn more about your rights and legal options, call us today at (800) 522-7274 for a free, comprehensive consultation. Success in these cases usually requires prompt action, so the sooner we can get started on your case, the better.

We Take On All Types of Heavy Machinery Cases

Since opening our doors in 2007, we have helped countless construction workers and their families recover from accidents involving various types of heavy machinery, including:

  • Cranes
  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoes
  • Excavators
  • Graders
  • Track skidders
  • Haulers
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Forklifts
  • Pavers
  • Dump and grapple trucks
  • Trenchers
  • Pipelayers

These machines can cause serious damage if they collide into workers, pin them down, or drop heavy objects that they were carrying. The injuries that commonly result from such accidents are often grave in nature and include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, bone fractures, and amputations.

What Causes Heavy Machinery Accidents?

Establishing cause and liability is essential to obtaining maximum recovery. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident which led to your injuries, you may be entitled to not only workers’ compensation benefits but also damages from a third party liability lawsuit.

The more common causes of heavy machinery accidents include the following:

  • A worker makes a crucial mistake due to lack of training, on-the-job experience, and/or concentration.
  • A supervisor or another person in a position of authority instructs employees to take dangerous actions, causing the accident.
  • The worksite is a dangerous environment with issues such as incomplete structures and unstable ground.
  • The machinery is defectively designed or manufactured, and suffers a critical breakdown.

In order to get the full picture of your accident, our legal team will work with forensic investigators, medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other relevant professionals.

No Win, No Fee Guarantee

Are you reluctant to get much-needed legal help because you fear the fees? You don’t have to worry about that with us. At Wilshire Law Firm, we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us a cent unless we win. So there is literally zero risk to enlisting our help. Contact us today to receive immediate assistance.