West Virginia Heavy Equipment Injury Lawyers

Heavy equipment accidents can have serious consequences for victims and their families. These accidents can lead to debilitating injuries, including paralysis, amputation, nerve damage, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries. Victims often face painful, months-long recoveries, expensive medical bills, lost income, and emotional distress. Their families may also struggle financially. 

At Warner Law Offices, PLLC, we understand what you are going through. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you. We know how frustrating and overwhelming it can be to deal with unscrupulous insurance companies and the bureaucratic maze of the workers’ compensation system. A heavy equipment accident lawyer from our team can help you seek justice.  

We will fight for your rights and pursue the compensation you’re entitled to. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Why Hire an Attorney From Warner Law Offices to Handle Your Heavy Machinery Accident?

The seasoned attorneys at Warner Law Offices, PLLC, proudly help West Virginia workers injured in equipment or machinery accidents. We have decades of experience fighting for our clients, and we know what it takes to get injured workers the compensation they deserve.  

Though we are a small firm, we have a proven record of securing the results our clients and their families need to get through some of the most difficult periods in their lives. Among other things, when you work with our top-rated workplace injury lawyers, you get: 

  • A free initial consultation to discuss your rights and legal options 
  • A thorough, independent investigation to determine what caused your accident 
  • Help calculating the full and fair compensation you deserve 
  • Preparation and filing of all necessary paperwork to move your claim forward 
  • In-depth knowledge of workers’ compensation insurance claims 
  • Dedicated legal advocacy, guidance, and support for you and your family 

Our award-winning team of injury attorneys has helped countless clients pursue justice and accountability. We believe in the high quality of our services, but our case results and client testimonials speak for themselves. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims like yourself.  

If you’re considering legal action, we are ready to fight for the compensation you’re entitled to for your losses. We have extensive experience with heavy equipment claims involving: 

Although nothing can undo a heavy machinery accident, you can seek financial compensation for the full value of your injuries and losses. Our skilled heavy equipment accident attorneys can help you pursue your claim and hold the responsible party accountable. 

Who Is Liable for My Injury After a Heavy Equipment Accident?

In many cases, accidents involving heavy equipment are caused by some type of negligence. Ultimately, multiple parties may take on liability, including: 

  • The victim’s employer 
  • Equipment manufacturers, designers, or distributors 
  • Maintenance professionals 
  • Heavy equipment owners 
  • Property owners 

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Heavy Equipment Accident?

Victims hurt in heavy equipment accidents may be entitled to a wide range of legal compensation. We can help victims and their families claim compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, including: 

  • Past and future medical bills 
  • Lost wages and lowered earning capacity 
  • Physical pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 
  • Disfigurement and amputation 

Unfortunately, some heavy equipment accidents have fatal consequences, leaving families to deal with the tragic loss of a loved one. When this happens, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death claim. They may recover compensation for: 

  • Sorrow, mental anguish, and solace  
  • Loss of society, companionship, comfort, guidance, kindly offices, and advice of the decedent 
  • Reasonably expected loss of income of the decedent 
  • Lost services, protection, care, and assistance provided by the decedent 
  • Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the decedent incident to the injury resulting in death 
  • Reasonable funeral expenses 

Consult with an experienced attorney to understand your rights and see if you qualify to take legal action. No matter the circumstances of your case, we are here to make sure you know your full legal rights and options.  

Common Causes of Heavy Equipment Accidents

There are many factors that can affect compensation for a construction or workplace accident involving heavy machinery. Common scenarios that can lead to a heavy equipment accident include: 

Safety Violations or Hazardous Work Conditions

Some construction sites and other worksites with heavy machinery do not provide safe work environments. The pressure to meet deadlines and complete projects without going over budget could mean overlooking safety procedures designed to keep workers safe. When this happens, workers pay the price. 

Inadequate Training by Construction Companies or Contractors

When workers do not receive proper training to operate heavy equipment or machinery, serious accidents and injuries can happen. Operating these types of machines involves complicated or intricate steps to ensure everyone’s safety. In some cases, construction companies or contractors fail to provide the right training. 

Improper Operations of Equipment

Even when workers have adequate training to operate a machine or piece of equipment, some choose to ignore best practices and safety protocols. Improper operation of equipment puts the rest of the work crew at risk of accidents that may lead to catastrophic injuries and substantial damages. 

Failure to Properly Maintain Equipment or Machinery

Another reason for heavy equipment accidents is poor machinery maintenance. This could mean a failure to conduct proper maintenance, or that scheduled maintenance was skipped altogether. Equipment can malfunction and cause serious accidents when they are not maintained as recommended by manufacturers. 

Poorly Designed or Constructed Equipment

Defective machinery and equipment can also lead to accidents that harm workers. Sometimes, the fault lies with poor design or manufacturing flaws in the equipment. Additionally, accidents may result from a manufacturer’s failure to warn of potential hazards when using the equipment. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Heavy Equipment Accident Attorneys in West Virginia

We are proud to offer award-winning representation in workers’ compensation claims and workplace accident lawsuits throughout West Virginia. Do not wait to take legal action. Our experienced heavy equipment accident lawyers are standing by to make sure you understand your full legal rights and options. 

Our team works on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay us anything unless we win your case. Schedule your free consultation by filling out our online contact form or calling (304) 345-6789.  

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