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Common Injuries Suffered In Heavy Machinery Accidents

Heavy machinery is defined as large equipment or vehicles used in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, mining and other industries to perform tasks that require immense power and force, such as lifting, moving, digging or crushing materials. Due to their size, complexity and the inherent risks involved in their operation, accidents involving heavy machinery can result in a variety of severe injuries, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to life-threatening conditions or fatalities.

With over 20 years of experience representing workers injured on the job, Katzakian Law P.C. is a passionate advocate for those affected by heavy machinery accidents. Attorney Bo Katzakian understands the devastating impact these incidents can have on individuals and their families here in California, both physically and financially. When you need comprehensive legal support and a tireless fighter to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after a workplace injury, Katzakian Law P.C. is here for you.

Types Of Heavy Machinery And Equipment That Cause Injuries

When working in an environment with heavy machinery, employees face significant risks due to the nature of these powerful and complex pieces of equipment. Types of heavy machinery that commonly cause injury include:

  • Cranes: Essential for lifting heavy materials to great heights on construction sites
  • Bulldozers: Powerful vehicles used for moving soil and debris on construction sites
  • Excavators: Versatile machines for digging, demolishing and material handling tasks
  • Forklifts: Key for lifting and transporting pallets and goods in warehouses
  • Logging equipment: Tools for felling trees and transporting timber in forestry operations
  • Industrial presses: Machines for shaping and forming metal in manufacturing processes

With a good lawyer from Katzakian Law P.C., you can rest assured that your rights will be fiercely protected and your case will be diligently pursued. Attorney Bo Katzakian understands the complexities of heavy machinery accidents and the challenges you may face in seeking compensation. We are dedicated to providing personalized attention and guidance throughout the legal process, ensuring that you receive the support and representation needed to achieve the most favorable outcome for your case.

What Are The Common Injuries Caused By Heavy Machinery?

Due to their extensive power and potential for accidents, injuries caused by heavy machinery can be severe. Some common injuries include:

  • Crush injuries: These can cause permanent damage to hands, feet and limbs but can also lead to broken ribs and internal organ damage.
  • Traumatic amputations: A piece of malfunctioning equipment, missing safety guards or simple mistakes can lead to the loss of fingers, hands and limbs.
  • Fractures: A slip, trip and fall can be devastating, even when it occurs on level ground, leading to compound fractures and more.
  • Back and spinal injuries: These are common in industries that use heavy machinery and can be caused by any number of events.
  • Severe lacerations: Cuts can lead to significant disability, especially when they’re on someone’s hands or arms, and serious wounds can lead to permanent scars.
  • Internal organ damage: This can happen to workers who are caught in between machinery and crushed, but also in work-related motor vehicle accidents and falls.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: These can be among the most serious injuries, changing a victim’s personality and life forever.

Due to the varied nature of heavy machinery accidents and associated injuries, expert legal guidance and representation from Katzakian Law P.C. are essential.

Contact Us For Expert Legal Assistance

If you suffered injury in a heavy machinery accident on the job, you may be able to pursue compensation through workers’ compensation. Through meticulous legal representation and advocacy, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and that you get justice. Call us today at 888-724-4138 or email for a consultation and expert legal assistance.