If You Have Been Injured in an Accident Involving Construction Equipment,
Call the Barrera Law Firm Today at (571) 290-2390
If you are in the construction industry, your physical well-being is absolutely
essential to your ability to perform the duties of your job and support
yourself and your family. When your physical health is threatened due
to the negligence of another person, you have a right to hold them accountable
for endangering your livelihood, independence, and quality of life.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous, and construction workers
have one of the highest work-related injury rates in the county. Many
of these injuries occur in relation to the heavy equipment that construction
work often requires. Common equipment-related construction injuries typically
stem from the following:
- Forklift accidents
- Welding and metalworking accidents
- Wrecking ball accidents
- Accidents involving saw, blades, etc.
- Accidents involving falling equipment such as cranes, heavy beams, etc.
Due to the variety of heavy, potentially dangerous materials and machines
that are in use at virtually any construction site, there are a myriad
of ways you could be injured and a number of pieces of equipment that
could be involved.
If you have been injured in an equipment-related construction accident, let The Barrera Law Firm
help. Call (571) 290-2390 today for help.
Liability for Faulty, Broken, or Defective Machinery
When your construction job requires you to operate or work around heavy
machinery, it is the duty of your supervisor, employer, and the machine
manufacturer to ensure the equipment is functioning properly and safe
to use. If you are injured because a tool or piece of construction machinery
did not function as it was advertised or intended, you may be able to
hold the designer or manufacturer responsible for the resulting damages
and losses. This is also true in cases where the error originates from
the design of the tool or machine, in which case the party responsible
for the equipment design could be held legally responsible for the error.
Because a number of parties are involved in the design, creation, distribution,
advertising, and use of construction equipment, multiple parties could
be liable and you may need help figuring this out in the event you are
injured. Should it happen to you, call The Barrera Law Firm today to consult
with one of our experienced construction accident lawyers in Alexandria.
Losses and Damages Associated with Construction Accidents
When you suffer a serious injury, you are likely to suffer serious personal
and financial damage as well, to the tune of thousands of dollars in medical
expenses, costly surgeries and treatments, lost wages, and more. As soon
as you are injured, seek medical attention and immediately begin keeping
track of how much time you are forced to take off from work, how much
your injury-related treatments costs, and any other significant damage
or harm you experience as a result of your injury. Then, get in touch
with someone who can help.
Contact The Barrera Law Firm today
to schedule your initial consultation and let us be your advocates.