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Heavy machinery and equipment on construction sites present risks for workers in all trades and who are involved in all aspects of construction projects. While operator negligence is often a factor in heavy machinery accidents, issues with the equipment itself – defects, faulty design, lack of maintenance and other problems – are to blame in many accidents as well. No matter what caused the accident, if you were injured by a piece of heavy machinery on a construction site, or if you lost a loved one in a heavy machinery accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated. At Levine Law, our sole focus is on helping accident victims and their families recover maximum compensation for their losses.
Heavy Machinery Accident Cases We Handle
“Heavy machinery” is a broad term that refers to all of the various types of trucks, material handling equipment and other motorized vehicles used on construction sites. Our attorneys have the experience, skill and resources necessary to hold the responsible parties accountable for accidents involving:
- Cement trucks
- Dump trucks
- Grapple trucks
- Track skidders
In heavy equipment accident cases, as in other cases involving construction site accidents, construction workers and their families need to take aggressive action to protect their rights. The construction companies, equipment manufacturers and insurance companies all put their interests first, and victims who let these companies decide the outcomes of their cases simply will not receive the compensation they deserve.
Issues in Heavy Machinery Accidents
Here are some more reasons why construction workers and their families should seek experienced legal representation after heavy machinery accidents in Denver, CO:
1. Workers’ Compensation Does Not Provide Full Coverage for Construction Workers’ Losses.
While Colorado has a “no-fault” workers’ compensation system, (i) most companies still do not pay without a fight, and (ii) even full workers’ compensation benefits will often fall far short of covering accident victims’ losses. An experienced lawyer will be able to deal with your employer and its insurance company for you to help make sure you receive maximum benefits under the law.
2. If You Do Not Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Your Health Insurance May Not Cover Your Expenses.
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, or if you see your own doctor instead of seeing your employer’s designated medical provider, your health insurance company may be within its rights to deny coverage for your work-related injuries.
3. A Prompt Investigation is Critical, and There are Strict Timelines for Filing Accident Claims.
In many cases, heavy machinery accidents will give rise to personal injury and wrongful death claims against third parties. While these claims can result in payment of full compensation (unlike workers’ compensation), a prompt investigation is critical, and those who wait too long to file a claim can lose their right to just compensation.
Contact the Denver Injury Attorneys at Levine Law Today
To protect your rights and get the help you need to seek maximum compensation for your heavy machinery accident, schedule a free consultation at Levine Law in Denver, CO. You can call us 24/7 at (303) 333-8000, or send us a message online and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible. What’s your case worth? Find out today.