Every job has risks, however, careers in the construction industry are among the most dangerous in the U.S. This includes pipe laying, which can include laying water lines, sewer lines, and pipelines across miles to transport gas, water, other liquids, and wastes from one location to another. Because laying pipe involves trench work, it comes with the very real hazard of trench collapses and other serious, often deadly injuries.
If you have been injured in a pipe laying 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.
Risks of Using a Pipe Layer
Pipe layers are a piece of heavy machinery with a 360° swing capability that aid in the laying of pipes in difficult and demanding conditions, with some models having the ability to be converted from a pipe layer to an excavator.
Employees working with a pipe layer should undergo extensive training and be informed of proper safety protocols to reduce the odds of injuring themselves or others when operating these heavy and dangerous machines. When a worker operating a pipe layer is not trained, the machine is not properly maintained, or is defective in design and/or manufacturing, accidents can occur, most of which are deadly.
The most common types of pipe layer accident injuries include:
- Crushing injuries
- Head trauma
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
An injury from a pipe layer or trench collapse could cause a worker to be out of work for weeks, months, or even permanently. While worker’s compensation may provide some financial support during those difficult times, it likely won’t be enough. If a work-related injury has left you with mounting medical bills and the inability to work, consider contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your case and determine what further options you may have.
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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