New Jersey Workplace Accident Attorney Helping Victims of Loader Accidents
Working in construction means navigating dangerous job sites, full of heavy-duty machinery that takes specialized training and skill to operate properly. From day hires to independent contractors to equipment rental companies, there are many different people and entities that must be working competently for a job site to function safely. While you may have faith in your own skill and attentiveness on the job, you have no way to know whether the others sharing the site with you are dedicating the same time and attention to their craft.
Workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough
When you’re hurt on the job, you have medical expenses and rehabilitation costs to pay, in addition to the costs of your everyday life, all while you’re out of work. Not only might workers’ compensation benefits not be enough to allow you to make ends meet for your family, but you might have a right to more compensation through a third-party personal injury lawsuit. Workplace and industrial accident attorney Andrew R. Jacobs is adept in pursuing claims against those at fault for front-end loader, bucket loader, and end loader accidents on New Jersey work sites. As soon as possible after an on-the-job injury, contact the offices of Andrew R. Jacobs for a no-cost assessment of your legal right to money damages.
How do loader accidents happen?
Like any large piece of machinery on a construction site, loaders bring a certain amount of risk. Due to their size, the complexity of the machinery involved, and the skill required to operate them properly, loader use is more likely to result in injuries to workers than use of other forms of heavy machinery. Common reasons for loader injury accidents include:
- Unavailability of well-maintained loading ropes, chains, or cables when adding cargo to loader resulting in objects hitting workers
- Excessive speed when traveling up or downhill resulting in an overturned loader
- Uneven work surfaces or unmarked holes or trenches causing loader to tip or flip when moving, injuring the operator or pedestrians
- Poor maintenance of a loader by equipment rental company causing mechanical failure or breakdown of equipment
Help is Available after a Serious New Jersey Loader Accident
Don’t let a New Jersey loader accident leave you and your family destitute; get help seeking the damages you’re owed after an on-the-job injury by contacting personal injury lawyer Andrew R. Jacobs for a no-cost case evaluation at 973-532-9681.