Heavy Equipment Accidents in Kentucky
Representation from Skilled Lexington Construction Accident Lawyers
While there are many dangerous occupations that involve a range of hazards, the construction industry is always among the leading sectors of the economy in term of serious occupational injuries and fatalities. Heavy construction equipment may present the most serious risk of catastrophic injury or wrongful death. There are approximately a hundred people killed annually in heavy equipment accidents on construction sites.
In case of an accident, let Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC investigate your case and hold the guilty party financially responsible for your injuries or for the loss of a loved one. As a firm, we have more than two decades of collective experience that we will put to work for you.
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Heavy Equipment Accidents
While safety hazards are inherent when working on a construction site, the risk of injury or fatality can be reduced by complying with applicable safety regulations. When these regulations are disregarded and prudent safety measures are not followed, the probability of a heavy machinery accident increases substantially.
Construction equipment can cause injuries in a variety of ways, such as:
- Running over those working on the ground when changing direction or backing up
- Crush injuries incurred by those servicing the equipment when the brakes are not set properly
- Operator injuries when the heavy equipment rolls over because of uneven terrain
- Injuries caused by objects falling from backhoes or buckets
Although workers compensation benefits will typically constitute the exclusive remedy against an employer for injuries incurred in a construction equipment accident, personal injury damages, which generally are more extensive, may be available if you are an independent contractor or the conduct of a third-party contributes to your injuries. Our experienced Lexington construction accident attorneys pursue personal injury claims against those whose careless or inattentive actions on a construction site cause serious injury or wrongful death.
Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC: Your Advocate and Ally!
We handle the full range of construction accident claims, including heavy equipment accidents involving bulldozers, cranes, backhoe loaders, excavators, graders, forklifts, compactors, conveyors, trenchers, and more. We understand that no two cases are the same, and that you may be dealing with a very unique set of circumstances. Don’t hesitate to enlist the help of our Lexington construction accident attorneys in your fight for just compensation.
Contact our firm today in order to learn more about your legal options.