Heavy Machinery Accidents
Experienced Lawyer for Heavy Equipment Accidents
Construction and industrial jobs can pose significant dangers to workers, and even with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulating working conditions and unions advocating for worker safety in these industries, tragic accidents still occur. Mithoff Law has deep experience trying and winning cases related to heavy machinery accidents and injuries, including those involving industrial and construction worksites.
Mithoff Law has worked with teams of subject matter experts for decades to investigate, pursue, and resolve claims that involve accidents related to cranes, excavators, bulldozers, forklifts, dump trucks, or other pieces of heavy equipment. Contact the experienced team at Mithoff Law by calling 713-654-1122 for a free consultation.
“Mithoff has been one of Houston’s most respected attorneys for decades, handling such high-profile cases as the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Enron-related litigation on behalf of J.P, Morgan Chase and highly publicized bus and plant explosions.”
– Houston Chronicle, June 26, 2019
Recently, Mithoff Law represented a client who suffered an amputation of the leg below the knee in a workplace accident along the Houston Ship Channel. The client was seriously injured by a tow motor (a large forklift used in industrial or shipping applications), which ran over him as he was working. The case was settled for a confidential amount prior to trial.
Mithoff Law also recently represented a crane operator who sustained severe spinal injuries when the pedestal crane he was operating in a drydock facility collapsed. Plaintiffs alleged that the pedestal crane had defective bolts affixing it to its platform, and that it had been improperly inspected and/or maintained. The case settled for a confidential amount.
Common causes of heavy equipment accidents
With equipment that weighs thousands of pounds and exerts enough force to handle the toughest tasks, even the smallest errors can cause catastrophic injuries. Heavy equipment accidents can be caused by:
- Dangerous conditions
- Improper loading of materials
- Lack of proper equipment maintenance
- Inadequate machine operator training
- Human error
Every accident is different, which is why our lawyers for heavy machinery accidents partner with industry experts and use the most advanced investigative practices available to determine the underlying causes of an accident.
Injuries caused by heavy machinery
When working with heavy machinery, it can take less than a second for a devastating accident to unfold. It can happen on your first day of work or your last day before retirement. Hard work is part of the job, but risking your life shouldn’t be.
The results of an injury caused by heavy machinery could be severe and life-changing, including:
Heavy machinery accidents caused by a third party
In some cases, a third party, such as a manufacturer, contractor, or equipment reseller may be responsible for heavy machinery accidents. Our experienced attorneys have direct experience trying and winning cases against third parties involved in serious accidents.
Our team has consistently proven capable of identifying all responsible parties as a way to maximize compensation for our clients and prevent future accidents.
Injured in a heavy machinery accident? Get experienced representation from Mithoff Law.
At Mithoff Law, we care about construction workers and those who operate heavy machinery to build the world in which we live. We will work tirelessly to protect your interests.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a heavy machinery accident, call us today at 713-654-1122 to speak with an experienced heavy machinery accident attorney today.