Boston Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyer
The experienced Boston heavy equipment injury lawyers of Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP will work to uncover the cause of your accident. If safety measures were not followed or if equipment failed, you may be able to recover compensation for your loss. Please call us for a free consultation to discuss your injury.
Cranes and other heavy equipment are necessary for construction — unfortunately, they are very dangerous machines. Construction workers frequently suffer severe injury and death from heavy equipment accidents. If you or a family member were injured in a heavy equipment accident in Massachusetts, we can help you determine who is at fault.
Heavy Equipment Injuries
Serious injury and death can be caused by cranes and other heavy equipment used at the construction site. It is not uncommon for cranes to run into power lines, causing electric shock, burns and death by electrocution. Workers can also be injured if they are caught inside the crane’s swing radius, struck by the load or fall from personnel platforms.
Construction workers are also at risk for heavy equipment collapses. Crane collapses, scaffolding collapses and other collapses can cause:
Our Boston personal injury lawyers will work with investigators to discover the cause of your injury and determine who is the negligent party.
Construction Work Zones
Another common cause of construction site accidents is being hit by a vehicle in a work zone. Vehicles and heavy equipment that are often involved in these accidents include:
- Cement mixers
- Dump trucks
- Pay loaders
Drivers and equipment operators are required to follow safety regulations and work zone traffic plans. If you are injured because they did not follow regulations, you may be entitled to compensation.