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Champaign Construction Equipment Injury Attorney

Peoria County construction accident attorneys for crane and dump truck injuries

Lawyers for Injuries Caused by Cranes, Excavators, and Heavy Machinery in Champaign County and McLean County

Construction sites can be hazardous places to work, and workers can suffer serious injuries if construction equipment is not properly maintained or if it is not operated correctly. In most cases, employees will be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, but they may also be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent employer or another party who was responsible for their injury. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you will want to work with an attorney who is experienced in helping victims recover financial compensation for work-related injuries.

The lawyers of Kanoski Bresney have been providing legal help to injury victims for more than 40 years, and we have helped our clients receive over $400 million in compensation through workers' comp claims, jury verdicts, and out-of-court settlements. No matter the nature or extent of your injuries, we will provide you with respect, response, and results, and we will fight to make sure you and your family are made whole.

Construction Site Injuries Involving Heavy Machinery

The equipment used at construction sites is often large and complicated, and equipment malfunctions, operator error, or other types of accidents can lead to severe injuries or wrongful death for workers. Equipment-related accidents may include:

  • Equipment rollovers - Construction equipment such as backhoes, loaders, or bulldozers can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and if a piece of equipment rolls over on top of a person, this can result in serious injuries, including spine injuries and paralysis. Equipment may roll over because of overloading, improper balancing, failure of hydraulic supports, or a collision with an object or another piece of equipment.
  • Struck by equipment - Workers can be seriously injured if they are backed over by a piece of equipment, if they are struck by a bucket or another moving piece of machinery, or if they are caught between equipment and another vehicle or object.
  • Falling objects - A load may fall from a crane, forklift, dump truck, or another piece of equipment, and heavy objects can cause serious bodily harm when they strike a person. Items that fall from a great height can cause brain injuries or severe fractures.
  • Defective parts - An operator may be unable to control equipment that does not function properly, and this may lead to dropped loads or collisions with objects, people, or other vehicles. A worker may become entangled in defective equipment, leading to amputations, lacerations, or other types of injuries. Faulty wiring may lead to electrocution injuries.
  • Fall injuries - An operator may fall when entering or exiting a piece of equipment, leading to broken bones or brain trauma. Other workers may suffer fall injuries if equipment strikes a ladder or scaffolding or collides with a structure. Falls from a great height can result in spinal cord injuries, disability, or death.

Contact Our Bloomington Construction Equipment Negligence Lawyers

Construction workers who are injured while on the job will typically be eligible to receive workers' comp benefits, even if they were partially responsible for an accident. However, when injuries occur because of the negligence of an employer or another party, such as the manufacturer of defective construction equipment, victims may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. At Kanoski Bresney, we can investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you understand your best options for receiving payments that fully address the harm you have suffered. To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to set up a free consultation. We assist with construction accident injuries in Champaign, McLean County, Rushville, Macon County, Pekin, Peoria County, Macomb, Sangamon County, Quincy, Champaign County, Peoria, Adams County, Springfield, McDonough County, Decatur, Schuyler County, Bloomington, Tazewell County, and across Illinois.

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