Heavy equipment can cause a serious workplace injury

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2017 | Construction Accidents

There is no denying the fact that using heavy equipment allows construction workers to provide high quality work, all in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, there are times when this type of equipment causes an accident.

Did you know that accidents associated with heavy equipment are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries on construction sites?

Some of the most common types of heavy equipment include:

— Loader

— Crane

— Bulldozer

— Elevator

— Road grader

— Hydraulic lifter

If you use this equipment on a regular basis, it’s important to understand the steps you can take to improve your safety. The same holds true if you find yourself in close proximity to heavy equipment.

For example, you should be properly trained to operate a piece of heavy equipment. If you’re not, discuss this with your employer.

At our law firm, we have represented many people who have been injured by heavy equipment on a construction site. An example of this would be a person who is struck by a bulldozer.

If you find yourself in this position, you must first focus on your health and wellbeing. A serious injury may make it difficult for you to return to work.

Once your health is in order, don’t hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. You want to put yourself in position to receive money for lost wages, loss of future earnings and other benefits.

You have rights as a construction worker and they must be protected at all times. Don’t let a heavy equipment accident change your life forever.