Construction Site Machinery Accidents In Southern California
Heavy machinery is ubiquitous on a construction site and necessary to get the job done. That essential machinery, however, can also cause devastating injuries and fatalities when it’s involved in a construction accident. Our San Diego construction accident lawyers at Martinez & Schill LLP are experienced in representing clients who were injured in machinery accidents. We understand how completely a serious injury can devastate your life, and we work tirelessly to obtain maximum financial compensation for our clients.
Machinery Accidents On San Diego Construction Sites
While just putting in a day’s work, construction workers face many hazards, from construction site falls to trench collapse accidents. The dangers of working with heavy machinery are among the most serious types. Common machinery accidents include those involving:
When you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. If someone other than your employer shares responsibility for your injury, however, you may be able to file a third-party claim against that party and receive additional compensation. For example, if the equipment operator responsible for your accident was not properly trained or supervised, the operator’s employer may be liable.
In accidents involving machinery, equipment manufacturers are often liable due to defects in the equipment. Those who are responsible for service and maintenance on the machinery may also share liability. We carefully investigate the circumstances of all our accident cases. We seek to identify all possible liable parties in order to pursue maximum compensation for our clients. We are skilled negotiators and litigators, and we have a proven track record for securing full compensation for construction accident injuries.
Contact Our Machinery Accident Attorneys Today
If you are injured or a loved one has been killed in a construction accident involving machinery, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. One of our experienced San Diego construction accident lawyers will answer your questions and evaluate the circumstances of your case. Our firm has offices in San Diego and Riverside, and we work with clients throughout Southern California. We handle all our personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that we do not charge you unless we win your case. Call our San Diego office at 619-512-5995 or our Riverside office at 951-290-3367.