Heavy Machinery Accidents
Workers on road construction crews, in heavy construction and farming are well aware of the dangers when operating heavy equipment and machinery. In fact, heavy equipment accidents are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Often, the sheer size of the equipment makes the jobsite more dangerous. Inadequate worker training, and co-worker negligence also leads to accidents.
Frequently these accidents give rise to worker’s compensation claims. But these claims can be inadequate. If a serious injury is sustained, we recommend that the circumstances surrounding the accident be investigated for other potential compensation. For instance, third-party claims can arise against subcontractors, manufacturers of equipment and machinery or their operators, property owners, or on rare occasions, against co-workers or supervisors.
If you have been injured by machinery on the jobsite, contact the New York construction accident lawyers at Hess & Leibowitz. Our firm has been representing victims of workplace accidents for more than three decades. We have recovered money for our construction accident clients in 98% of the cases we have handled. The total dollars recovered on behalf of our construction worker clients has exceeded 50 million dollars.