New Jersey Heavy Machinery Injury Lawyers
Fighting for New Jersey Machinery and Equipment Accident Victims
A 58 year-old Connecticut man sustained serious injuries when he became trapped inside an industrial turning machine. In Delaware a concrete worker got stuck inside a concrete mixer and sustained extreme damage to his lower extremities. While checking a field planter for a leak, an Idaho farm worker was killed when the planter collapsed on top of him. At a Pennsylvania meat processing plant a 35 year-old woman died after falling or being pulled into a meat grinder.
All of these tragic accidents, which are called “caught in/between”– happened within a few months of each other. Most likely, they would not have occurred if proper safety precautions and protocols had been enforced at the jobsite. Caught in/between accidents are when a part of a worker’s body or their entire body is caught or entangled, crushed, squeezed, compressed or pinched between two or more objects or components of machinery or equipment.
Accidents involving heavy equipment and machinery can cause disabling injuries and a lifetime of pain and suffering. Moving machine parts are dangerous and have the propensity to cause severe injuries to workers across a wide range of industries and environments. Farms, warehouses, factories, manufacturing plants, hospitals, shipyards and docks–at these jobsites heavy equipment, forklifts and other moving vehicles, machinery and robotics are used to make work more efficient. This kind of equipment also needs to be handled and maintained as per OSHA regulations for the safety of employees.
Causes of machinery and equipment accidents
There are many reasons why heavy machinery accidents occur on jobsites. Sometimes accidents are caused by user or operator error due to poor training, negligence or incompetence. The equipment itself may have a defect that caused it to malfunction or the responsible party may have skipped the required maintenance or neglected to install proper safety devices.
An accident with heavy machinery can cause serious, even life-threatening injuries such as:
- Amputation/loss of limbs
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
- Facial injuries
- Hearing loss
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back and spinal cord injury
If you were injured in an accident involving heavy machinery or equipment at your place of work, it was most likely due to the negligence of your employer, the equipment manufacturer or other responsible third party. You may have the right to be compensated for your pain, injury and suffering.
Keefe Law Firm understands that many families depend on the income of an injured worker. We are dedicated to winning the benefits and compensation you deserve if you were harmed by the negligent or intentional acts of another person or entity.
We can help you recover:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and future income
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life from a permanent injury, disability or other factors
Machinery and Equipment Injury FAQs
Should I contact a lawyer if I was hurt by machinery?
Yes. A work injury lawyer help you file your workers’ compensation claim, explain your legal rights and determine if another party can be held liable for your injuries.
What are the major causes and factors of equipment and machinery accidents?
Serious injuries and fatalities happen to people at work every day. Almost all of these are caused by human error and negligence and could have been avoided. These accidents happen most frequently when the following actions take place:
- Backing up of vehicles or other moving equipment
- Colliding with a stationary object
- Colliding with another piece of equipment
- Dropped loads
- Failure to check blind spots
- Objects falling from forklifts and other equipment
What Are the Most Dangerous Pieces of Machinery at Work?
Factories, warehouses, farms and plants have many known dangers, People working with or around these kinds of machines are at risk and should always employ safe work practices:
- Backhoes and loaders
- Cherry pickers
- Combines and other farming equipment
- Dump trucks
- Electric hand trucks
- Industrial and factory machines
- Warehouse robotics
New Jersey’s Workplace Injury Attorneys
At Keefe Law firm, we have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for people hurt by injuries and illness from on the job:
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At Keefe Law Firm, we stand for our injured clients to attain nothing less than the compensation they deserve. Talk to a lawyer today about your options.