Power trowels, also known as power floats or whirlybirds, are a piece of light construction equipment used by contractors and construction companies to apply a smooth finish to concrete slabs. Power trowels can come in two models: walk-behind, where operators walk behind the unit in use, and ride-on, where the operator controls the trowel as they ride on a seat upon the machinery.
Even though power trowels are considered light machinery, accidents can still occur, some of which can be quite serious.
If you have been injured in a power trowel 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.
Power Trowel Accident Injuries
Power trowel operators must be properly trained in the safe and effective use of their equipment. Failure to do so, or the use of an improperly maintained or defective power trowel can cause serious and fatal injuries, including:
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
These injuries can result in extreme medical bills, the loss of the ability to work, and a diminished quality of life. Worker’s compensation will help with some of the medical bills and financial burden, but it isn’t always enough.
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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