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Loader Accidents 

 

Construction sites typically have a number of different types of heavy equipment present and one of the most common types would be loaders. Whether it be front-end loaders, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders, or track-type loaders, operators must follow a strict safety protocol while operating these heavy, dangerous pieces of equipment. When they do not, or the loader is in some way defective, accidents and serious injuries, even death, can occur. 

If you have been injured in a loader accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice. 

How Loader Accidents Occur 

Like other large pieces of construction equipment, loaders bring with them a certain amount of risk. Their large size, weight, complexity, and requirements for safe usage make loaders more likely to result in injuries than other forms of heavy construction equipment.

Common reasons that loader accidents occur include:

  • Excessive speed during operation
  • Uneven work surfaces
  • Unmarked holes, trenches, wires, or other hazards
  • Poor maintenance of equipment
  • Running over, pinning, or crushing accidents
  • Limited visibility
  • Load dumping accidents 

Seeking Compensation in Loader Accidents 

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death due to a loader accident, you may be unsure of what your next step should be. Typically, an injury that occurs on the jobsite will result in worker’s compensation, however these benefits may be minimal. It is recommended that you contact a personal injury lawyer to determine what further compensation you may be entitled to and who may be liable for your injuries and damages.

State and federal laws require employers to exercise reasonable care and to provide a workplace that is safe for its employees. Heavy equipment operators are required to have extensive training and follow safety protocols and procedures on each piece of equipment they use. If safety measures are not followed and a worker or bystander is injured, the company owner, manager, employer, supervisor, or other party could be found liable for the accident. 

Proving negligence requires that the injured party prove the following: 

  • The defendant(s) owed the injured party a duty of care
  • The defendant(s) breached that duty through neglect or willful misconduct
  • The breach of conduct caused the accident and injuries
  • The injured party had real injuries and/or was injured fatally 

Loader accidents can also occur due to improperly designed and/or manufactured equipment. A personal injury lawyer can review your case and determine if a third-party claim is applicable to your specific situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.

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Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 1,000 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 135 five-star reviews on Google. Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected], or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7.

 

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