Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyers
At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we pursue workers’ compensation benefits for victims of heavy equipment accidents. Since 1985, our lawyers have handled cases involving:
- Punch-press accidents
- Conveyor belt accidents
- Welding accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Bulldozer accidents
- Crane accidents
We handle workplace accident cases for people in San Bernardino and throughout California’s Inland Empire.
Causes Of Heavy Equipment Accidents
There are many causes of heavy equipment accidents in the workplace. However, it is important to keep in mind that, regardless of who was at fault, if the accident occurred on the job, the victim is entitled to worker’s compensation.
Our attorneys have seen many cases in which a factory machinery or other workplace machinery accident was the result of safeguards being removed from a machine or a machine that was poorly maintained. Often, employers remove safeguards to increase efficiency or they fail to follow a machine’s upkeep schedule to avoid downtime. Whatever the reason, they are creating a more dangerous workplace for their employees.
We have also seen cases in which the injured employee was ordered to use a piece of heavy equipment without being provided the necessary safety training. In other cases, our investigation reveals that nobody in the workplace was at fault, but that the machinery was defective and the manufacturer was responsible for the workplace injuries.
These cases are complex. When necessary, we will bring in experts to help us investigate and understand what went wrong. We will build a case designed to get you the benefits you need.
To arrange your initial consultation about a heavy machinery accident, call our 24-hour toll-free number — 800-658-6851. You can also get in touch with us via email. Home and hospital room visits are available to those whose injuries prevent travel. Se habla español.