Accidents Involving Heavy Machinery

Workers in certain industries such as construction, agriculture, mining, and manufacturing face a high risk of accidents due to heavy machinery. These accidents are caused by various potentially dangerous machines that can inflict serious injury or even death.

At Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C., our skilled legal team represents workers who suffer all types of heavy machinery injuries, including:

Types of Heavy Machinery

Some workers must work with heavy machinery on a daily basis. Machinery with moving parts pose a particularly high risk of injury to workers.

Some specific types of heavy machinery that can cause serious, life-threatening injuries include:

  • Air compressors
  • Backhoes
  • Bandsaws
  • Belt grinders
  • Bulldozers
  • Chamfering machines
  • Compactors
  • Cranes
  • Cutting, drilling, punching and shearing equipment
  • Drill presses
  • Excavators
  • Forklifts
  • Hydraulic presses
  • Large trucks
  • Lathes
  • Mixers
  • Motor vehicles
  • Pipe and tube benders
  • Pneumatic rollers

Preventing Heavy Machinery Accidents

Many heavy machinery accidents can be prevented. Employers must provide workers with proper training for handling heavy machinery, as well as supervision during operation. Machinery should be regularly inspected, maintained and repaired according to safety standards. Any defects in the machinery should be corrected expediently, and adequate warnings should be given and displayed regarding safe use of the machinery.

Employers must also meet the standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency responsible for ensuring safe and healthful working conditions for workers. Workers who have concerns regarding the health or safety of their workplaces are entitled to file a complaint with OSHA without being retaliated against. Employers who do not comply with OSHA standards may be subject to fines and other penalties.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In Pennsylvania, most workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries they sustain at work, including those from heavy machinery accidents. Workers must notify their employers of their injuries within 120 days of the accident and may receive temporary benefits while their claim is being investigated.

If an injured worker’s employer accepts liability, the worker is entitled to benefits which include medical expenses associated with their injury, as well as lost wages calculated according to the worker’s pre-injury average weekly wage. Workers may also be entitled to either permanent total disability payments or temporary partial disability payments depending on the severity of their injuries.

Our experienced work injury lawyers will fight to obtain maximum compensation for our clients who were injured by heavy machinery in the workplace. We have the experience and in-depth knowledge of workers’ compensation laws in Pennsylvania to ensure that each client receives all entitled benefits for their work injury.

Third-Party Claims

The construction industry often involves multiple businesses working together. Drivers, repairmen, suppliers, subcontractors, and vendors may also be held liable for a worker’s injuries if they caused the accident. Workers’ compensation provides compensation for medical expenses and lost wages whereas third-party personal injury claims may entitle workers to additional compensation.

Therefore, workers may wish to file a personal injury third-party claim, along with their workers’ compensation claim, in order to recover for damages such as pain and suffering. Unlike the no-fault workers’ compensation system, personal injury claims require third parties to be at fault for a worker’s injuries, in order to be held liable.

We are experienced in handling workers’ compensation claims, as well as third-party personal injury claims, to maximize our clients’ recovery for their accident.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Represent Workers Injured in Heavy Machinery Accidents

If you were injured in a heavy machinery accident at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. To discuss your case, contact an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. We represent injured workers in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and throughout Pennsylvania. To discuss your case, call us at 888-PITT-LAW or complete our online contact form for a free consultation.

Our legal team provides skilled representation to those residing in and around Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala CynwydBensalem, Clifton Heights, Crum Lynne, Darby, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Essington, Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford, Havertown, Holmes, Kutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion Station, Morton, Narberth, Norristown, Norwood, Philadelphia, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Reading, Roxborough, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, West Chester and Wynnewood.

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Best Workman's Comp law firm in the Philadelphia area. 100% happy with the outcome of my case.

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One of the BEST Workman's Comp Lawyers in Philadelphia. Guided me every step of the way, with the positive and negatives that could happen in my case. So happy I stuck with Larry Pitt & Associates
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Melinda Matson
One of the BEST Workman's Comp Lawyers in Philadelphia. Guided me every step of the way, with the positive and negatives that could happen in my case. So happy I stuck with Larry Pitt & Associates

“Prompt Responses”

Cannot thank you enough for your prompt responses and for solving my problems without allowing me to go through any stress whatsoever. I greatly appreciate your help with my work injury case.

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Michele Leap

Cannot thank you enough for your prompt responses and for solving my problems without allowing me to go through any stress whatsoever. I greatly appreciate your help with my work injury case.

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Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

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The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

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Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

“Best Worker’s Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania”

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Ryan Hoffman

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A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

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D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

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