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Boston Heavy Machinery Accident Lawyers Represent Seriously Injured Victims

Massachusetts attorneys pursue damages from makers, sellers and users of industrial equipment

Heavy machines are essential for multiple industrial uses, but when they are defective or misused, they can be dangerous and even fatal to workers and bystanders alike. At Feinberg & Alban, P.C., we work diligently to seek justice for victims of heavy machinery accidents throughout the Boston area, seeking the maximum monetary damages to which our clients are entitled.

What are heavy machinery accidents?

Heavy machinery accidents involve equipment or vehicles used in construction, manufacturing, agriculture and other industries. They often result in serious injuries or fatalities. Accidents often involve the following types of heavy machinery:

  • Cranes — Devices used to lift heavy loads, typically in manufacturing and construction, can cause serious injury or death if they accidentally drop their loads or collapse.
  • Bulldozers — These heavy vehicles, designed to push large amounts of earth or other material, can injure or kill anyone who gets caught in front of them. They can also impact structures, causing them to rupture or to fall.
  • Forklifts — In lifting, transporting and stacking crates, palettes and other cargo, forklifts can accidentally drop their loads or collide with structures.
  • Excavators — These heavy machines used for digging and earthmoving can accidentally drop their loads or strike a nearby worker. Backhoes, which are typically used for trenching and loading, present similar hazards.
  • Conveyor belts — Commonly used in assembly lines and storage facilities, these devices create the risk of items falling off of them. endangering anyone in close proximity.
  • Industrial vehicles — Tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, dump trucks and other industrial vehicles may hit, run over or otherwise injure people while in operation.

Other types of heavy machinery accidents include overturning of equipment, electrocutions, caught-between accidents, crush accidents and falls from machinery or platforms.

Common causes of heavy machinery accidents

Some of the most frequent causes of heavy machinery accidents are:

  • Equipment malfunction due to poor design, construction or maintenance
  • Operator error
  • Inadequate training or supervision of operators and other workers in the zone of danger
  • Unsafe working conditions

If you’re injured in a heavy machinery accident, we can determine its cause, identify potentially liable parties and seek compensation on your behalf.

Common injuries from heavy machinery accidents

Heavy machinery accidents can cause a number of serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement

Many of these injuries can be catastrophic, meaning that they can result in life-changing disabilities, exorbitant medical expenses and loss of earning capacity. In the worst-case scenario, injuries result in death.

Liability for heavy machinery accidents

If you’re injured in a heavy machinery accident at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer, but these payments won’t fully compensate you for your injuries. Workers’ comp only covers medical expenses and partial loss of wages. To recover a greater amount of damages, you will need to bring a lawsuit against a party other than your employer and prove that they are legally at fault for causing the accident. These can include worksite contractors, who may be liable through their own negligence or that of employees operating the machinery. Manufacturers and distributors of defective equipment may be liable, even if they aren’t negligent, under principles of products liability. If you’re injured in a heavy machinery accident in the Boston area, our experienced personal injury attorneys can investigate what occurred, assess liability, negotiate with insurance companies and pursue fair compensation on your behalf.

Contact an accomplished Boston heavy machinery accident lawyer for a free consultation

Feinberg & Alban PC aggressively represents victims of heavy machinery accidents throughout the Greater Boston, Massachusetts area. We have offices at Two Center Plaza in Boston and in Brookline. If you cannot travel, we can meet in your home or hospital room. Please call 617-232-5950 or contact us online for a free consultation. 

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  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

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