Hamilton Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyers
Industrial Equipment Injury Attorneys Filing Claims on Behalf of Victims with Heavy Machinery Accident Injuries in Mercer County and across New Jersey
Given the fast-paced life and constant development within which we live, it’s no surprise that accidents happen often. Despite safety precautions and training happening on work sites, injuries caused by heavy machinery are included in a large portion of those accidents. If you have been injured at the workplace or in the world by heavy equipment, you likely have the right to claim full compensation for your medical expenses and other associated economic and non-economic losses.
Our team at Cohen & Riechelson prides itself on our successful handling of hundreds of personal injury cases, many involving heavy equipment accidents in Titusville, Princeton, Trenton, Lawrence, Hamilton, Hopewell, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Burlington County, and throughout New Jersey. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your claim, and read on to learn more about how a heavy equipment injury could impact you. Contact us by calling (609) 528-2596 today.
What Qualifies as Heavy Equipment in New Jersey?
Heavy equipment constitutes many types of machinery. Heavy equipment includes machinery that is self-propelled, self-powered, or pulleyed and weighs 5000 lbs or more. Many types of heavy equipment are found on worksites and in industrial areas, though work-related injuries are not the only ones caused by heavy machinery. Common types of heavy equipment include elevators, tractors, bulldozers, cranes, dump trucks, backhoes, drill machines, hydraulic presses, road paver finishers, and excavators, among others.
Usual Locations for Heavy Equipment Accidents
While most heavy equipment is mostly located on worksites and in industrial and forestry zones, this is not the only place where such equipment can be found. In fact, even in some big box stores, heavy equipment is readily used on the floor. Some of the primary utilizers of heavy equipment are contracting and construction companies, utility companies, forestry services, farm and factory corporations, and road repair and construction companies.
Range of Minor to Severe Injuries Due to Heavy Machinery Accidents
Depending on the nature of a heavy equipment accident, injuries could be minor to major to tragic. Such injuries include bruises, broken and fractured bones, burns, sprained and torn ligaments, head and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, lost limbs, paralysis, and death.
Frequent Scenarios for Industrial Equipment Accidents
Heavy equipment accidents can occur in various ways. Falling objects and the falling equipment itself, collisions, improper use or operation of equipment, faulty equipment, equipment electrical shortages, equipment coming into contact with power lines, cleaning and maintenance accidents, and injuries from repeated motion are all common due to high-weight machinery.
Who is Responsible in the Event of an Accident Involving Heavy Machinery?
When it comes to injuries involving heavy machinery it is important to determine who was at fault for the injury-causing accident. Some of the primary culprits of heavy machinery accidents are inexperienced or negligent operators. Such errors could occur because the operator was not properly trained or because they are not paying attention or are tired. When such an operator-caused accident occurs on a worksite, the company can also be held liable for the operator’s actions due to insufficient training, overwork, poor supervision, or dangerous working conditions. The company may also be held liable if a machine malfunction occurs due to lack of proper maintenance and upkeep. Machinery manufacturers may also be held liable for a heavy equipment accident if defects contribute to the accident.
Key Elements to Establish Negligence in Heavy Equipment Accidents
In order to prove negligence, you must show that the individual or entity that you believe was responsible for causing your injury accident had a duty to prevent your harm and neglected that duty, leading to your physical and perhaps emotional injury.
The Road to Recovery After a Heavy Machinery Injury in NJ
If you have been injured due to human or equipment error involving heavy machinery, the first thing to do is seek immediate medical attention. Once you are out of immediate harm, contact a personal injury attorney for help filing a claim or, if necessary, filing a lawsuit to recover financial damages associated with medical costs, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, permanent disability, and non-economic costs such as pain and suffering. Our personal injury attorneys will represent you in determining the liable party, conducting a thorough investigation of the facts surrounding the accident, and speaking with your employer and insurance company and that of the responsible party on your behalf, while you focus on getting back to yourself.
Contact Our Trenton Heavy Machinery Accident Lawyers at Cohen & Riechelson for Help Securing Compensation for Your Injuries in New Jersey
Our dedicated personal injury lawyers will represent you by developing a strong case to prove negligence on the part of the responsible party, gathering evidence and documentation of liability, victim’s medical records of injuries, diagnoses, and prognoses. We will also communicate on your behalf, if you choose, with the responsible party’s insurance, who may seek to discredit you. You have a right to full recovery, both physical and financial. We are here to stand in the gap on your behalf.
Our team at Cohen & Riechelson is committed to strongly representing industrial equipment accident victims in Robbinsville, East Windsor, Lambertville, Ewing, Edison, and throughout Mercer, Burlington, and Middlesex County, as our successful record shows. Contact us today at (609) 528-2596 or online for a free consultation to talk through the details of your legal options following a heavy machinery accident and find out how we may be able to assist you in securing proper compensation for your injuries.