Due to the nature of construction, manufacturing, and the oil industry, individuals who work in these fields may be at a higher risk of injury or wrongful death as a result of heavy equipment accidents. If you have suffered an injury in an accident involving a forklift or other machinery, it’s important to seek the counsel of a personal injury lawyer you can count on. At The Law Office of Steve Brannan, we have the skills and resources necessary to take on cases involving oilfield accidents, construction accidents, truck wrecks, and more. With over 35 years of experience representing clients in Texas, Mr. Brannan will be by your side to help you navigate the legal system to reach the best possible outcome. Contact our personal injury law firm today.

Types of Heavy Equipment Accidents

Unfortunately, working on a construction site, in the oil industry, or in any other job of that nature, can put employees at risk of being involved in a heavy equipment accident. Heavy equipment can include haul trucks, bulldozers, forklifts, loaders, cranes, mixers, and more. Although working with heavy equipment and machinery is a daily part of these professions and safety precautions are taken, it does not mean that a serious accident won’t occur. Some of the common causes of heavy equipment accidents in Texas involve the following:

  • Repetitive motion injuries

  • Collisions

  • Equipment rollover accidents

  • Hearing loss

  • Highway and street construction

  • Crane accidents

  • Being pinned or crushed by machinery

  • Getting caught between vehicles as they back up

  • Structure collapses

How Does Negligence Cause Heavy Equipment Accidents?

Negligence often plays a major role in the occurrence of heavy equipment accidents. When heavy equipment operators are not properly trained, equipment is not inspected regularly, and equipment is not stored properly, people can become seriously injured. When an employer fails to abide by OSHA regulations and maintain a safe work environment, they are leaving their employees at risk of being involved in an accident.

Defective Equipment

Of course, these accidents can cause serious, life-threatening injuries. If you have been seriously injured by heavy equipment, it is important to consider your legal options. A heavy equipment accident may be caused by a defect in the equipment that may be the fault of the manufacturer. In situations like this, you may need to file a product liability claim to recover the damages you are entitled to.

Contact a Texas Heavy Equipment Accident Attorney

After the accident, you may find yourself with questions regarding who is responsible and whether or not you should take legal action. When you call the office of The Law Office of Steve Brannan, our dedicated personal injury lawyer will listen to the details of your case to help you find a solution to meet your needs. If you have been hurt in an accident involving heavy machinery, do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of Steve Brannan. Since 1980, our firm has helped clients from across the Odessa, Midland, & Pecos, TX area receive justice for their personal injuries. Contact our experienced Odessa personal injury law firm today to discuss your case.