Heavy Machinery Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles
The use of heavy machinery on construction sites is commonly known; after all, everyone is familiar with the sight of large drills, forklifts, jackhammers, power tools, and more. With the dangers associated with this equipment, it is important to know a heavy machinery accident attorney. In fact, up to 100,000 injuries each year are caused by the improper or unsafe use of heavy machinery.
Why do heavy machinery accidents occur? The causes can range from user error due to improper training or carelessness to mechanical defects, electrical failings, failure of safety devices, limbs caught between or under heavy machines, or a victim being run over by a piece of machinery. Tragically, the vast majority of these accidents could have been prevented if the worksite were safer. It only takes a moment to slip and experience a fatal or life-changing injury.
That moment can have long-term repercussions for victims, who suffer everything from burns to disfigurement to the loss of limbs to paralysis or even death in heavy machinery accidents. In fact, machines are responsible for more fatal construction accidents than any other construction site danger. The consequences of these injuries can devastate a victim and his family. Medical bills pile up, physical and vocational rehabilitation, ongoing surgeries or medication, and long-term care are often necessary. Who can help the victims of heavy machinery accidents?
Luckily, the law provides for heavy machinery accident victims to claim compensation in court from negligent parties just like any other personal injury. At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, we specialize in personal injury, having collected a legendary amount of money on behalf of our clients in terms of settlements and favorable verdicts. Our work on the Griggs v. Caterpillar, et al. case garnered $58 million on behalf of our client, who was burned while working with a piece of defective heavy equipment. And our long track record boasts hundreds of other success stories, including over 100 cases in which $1 million or more was recovered.
Have you been injured in a heavy machinery accident in Los Angeles? Don’t let your employer off the hook for your injuries. Call Panish Shea & Boyle LLP today for more information on filing your Los Angeles personal injury lawsuit – your case consultation is free and completely confidential.
Please call us at 877.800.1700 to discuss your heavy machinery accident case.