New York Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyer

The construction industry remains one of the industries with the most injury occurrences in New York City. And while we have serious labor laws in New York requiring safe conditions for workers, construction and heavy equipment accidents happen far too frequently. Many of these accidents are due to the carelessness and negligence of others. 

If you have been injured in a heavy equipment accident on a New York City job site, we can help. At K L Sanchez Law Office, New York construction accident attorney K L Sanchez and our skilled team of heavy equipment accident lawyers have dedicated our careers to the injured victims of construction accidents in and around New York City and to getting them the justice they deserve. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your heavy equipment injury case, please get in touch with K L Sanchez Law Office at (646) 701-7990.

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Jackson Heights
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Queens
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The Most Dangerous Industry

Construction remains one of the most dangerous industries in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thousands suffer injuries on our construction sites each year, and dozens tragically lose their lives. A tragic accident becomes even more heartbreaking when it was avoidable. 

If your or a loved one’s accident in New York was caused by the negligence of a property owner, a contractor, subcontractor, vendor, or another party, you may be able to hold that party accountable. Contact construction accident lawyer K L Sanchez and the experienced NYC construction accidents attorneys at K L Sanchez Law Office to understand your rights and legal options. To schedule a free consultation with one of our accident lawyers regarding your heavy machinery accident injury case, contact us at (646) 701-7990.

Large Pieces of Equipment Are the Cause of Many New York City Construction Accident Cases

The construction industry requires the skilled use of many pieces of equipment on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many of these large and heavy pieces of equipment lead to some of the most serious and often fatal accidents on construction sites in New York City today. When negligence has been a factor, the injured party may have the right to recover compensation for their damages. 

Common large equipment used on our construction sites include:

  • Excavators
  • Dragline Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoes
  • Graders
  • Trenchers
  • Loaders
  • Tower cranes
  • Compactors
  • Pavers
  • Dump trucks
  • Haul trucks
  • Wheel tractor scrapers
  • Pile driving machines
  • Pile boring machines
  • Forklifts
  • Mixers
  • and other pieces of large equipment
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While any piece of equipment can cause a serious accident, the larger and more complex the equipment, the more dangerous it becomes when not used or maintained properly. If you have been injured in an accident involving one of these large pieces of equipment, contact heavy machinery accident attorney K L Sanchez and the New York construction accident lawyers at K L Sanchez Law Office to understand your legal rights. To schedule a free consultation with one of our accident attorneys regarding your heavy equipment personal injury case, contact us at (646) 701-7990.

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Common Causes of Accidents Involving Large Pieces of Equipment on Construction Sites

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Equipment on construction sites can be highly sophisticated, requiring training and skilled use. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, publishes an extensive list of guidelines for the use of heavy construction equipment as well as job site guidelines. If these guidelines are not followed, serious injuries and fatalities can be the result. 

When unskilled, untrained, or fatigued workers are tasked with operating these pieces of equipment, it can lead to tragic mistakes and serious accidents. These can include:

  • Improper handling and use of the machinery
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Overloading
  • Improper storage
  • Improper maintenance
  • Improper inspection 
  • Improper stabilizing of stationary equipment
  • Improper procedures during high winds
  • Failure to assess the location of surrounding equipment and other employees when operating equipment
  • Failure to replace or repair broken or defective equipment
  • Failure to properly train workers in the correct use of equipment
  • Failure to have adequate supervision to ensure that equipment is used correctly and appropriately
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Who Can Be Held Liable After a Heavy Equipment Accident in New York?

Most injured construction workers in NY will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation will cover the costs of injuries, regardless of fault. But there are some drawbacks to workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ compensation is limited in the amount of its benefits and how long you can receive them. In addition, when you accept a workers’ compensation settlement, you are waiving all rights of suing your employer. Before you accept any settlement, contact heavy equipment injury attorney K L Sanchez and the experienced NYC construction accident lawyers at K L Sanchez Law Office to understand your options. To schedule a free consultation with one of our accident lawyers regarding your NY heavy equipment injury case, contact K L Sanchez Law Office at (646) 701-7990.

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The Contractor’s and Owner’s Duty Under the Law

Contractors and owners in NY are required by law to provide a safe working environment for workers. Under Section 200 of the NYC Labor Code, these responsibilities include ensuring that equipment and machinery are safe for use and providing reasonable and proper protection for workers. A contractor or owner also has a duty to repair or warn of dangerous conditions. If the contractor or owner has not performed their duties under the law, it can be considered negligence.

Who Can You Seek Compensation From?

If you have been injured in a heavy machinery accident in New York, you may be able to seek compensation from any party who contributed to the accident and your injuries. 

On construction sites, there are many potential points of liability in an accident, including:

  • Property owners
  • The contractor
  • Subcontractors
  • Other workers
  • Vendors
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Companies that rent heavy equipment

Before you accept any settlements, it’s crucial to get the skilled legal advice of an experienced New York heavy equipment injury lawyer to understand your rights and opportunities. At K L Sanchez Law Office, heavy equipment injury attorney K L Sanchez and our New York City construction accident lawyers will work hard to get you the maximum compensation from all sources possible for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our accident lawyers regarding your NY heavy equipment personal injury case, contact K L Sanchez Law Office at (646) 701-7990.

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Heavy Equipment Accidents Caused by Defective Products

Sometimes, injuries are not caused by anything an employer or other party has done but by how the equipment was manufactured. In this case, if a piece of equipment has failed due to a design or manufacturing flaw or a missing or defective part, the equipment or parts manufacturer may be held accountable.

Getting Fairly Compensated for Your Injuries After a Heavy Machinery Accident

If you have been injured in a construction accident, workers’ compensation benefits will cover your medical expenses, part of your lost wages, benefits for a permanent disability, or death benefits in the case of a fatality. Unfortunately, this may not be enough. 

Pursuing a personal injury or third-party claim can recover compensation for:

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  • All your current medical costs
  • Any additional costs to treat your injuries, such as physical therapy, required medical devices, and even in-home care
  • Potential future medical costs as they may be related to your injuries
  • The entire amount of your lost wages
  • Any loss of future earning capacity if you cannot return to the job you had
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering

and other potential damages

Unlike workers’ compensation, however, it is necessary for negligence to be proven to successfully recover compensation from a personal injury or third-party lawsuit.

Getting Skilled Legal Assistance From an Experienced NYC Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a heavy machinery accident in New York City, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries. Whether you were hit by a car, suffered injuries from heavy equipment, or a victim of construction site accidents, NYC construction accident lawyer K L Sanchez, Esq. and the New York machinery accidents attorneys at K L Sanchez Law Office are here to help any client with personal injury cases. Call us at (646) 701-7990 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our injury lawyers.

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