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Scraper Accidents


Scrapers, most commonly used in road construction, are machines used in moving earth, stones, soil, and rocks over smooth surfaces for relatively short distances (less than two miles). A scraper can either be self-propelled or towed and consists of a wagon with a bladed bottom gate. The blade scrapes up the earth as the wagon pushes forward and forces the excavated materials up into the wagon. Once the wagon is filled, the gate closes, and the materials are transported to their destination.

Scrapers are dangerous pieces of machinery due to their size, strength, force, and the number of moving parts, with the ability to cause serious and deadly injuries. If you have been injured in a scraper 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. 

Causes of Scraper Accidents 

Scraper accidents can occur for a number of reasons. Scraper operators who are distracted or improperly trained can cause serious injuries to themselves and bystanders. Scraper accidents can also occur when the scraper hits debris such as tree stumps, trees, and boulders, the hopper is overloaded, the operator’s view is blocked, and/or overhead power lines to name a few. 

Scraper accidents can also occur when a scraper is defective in design and/or manufacture. In the event that a defective scraper caused your accident and injuries, the product designer, manufacturer, and anyone involved in the chain of distribution could be found liable for your damages.

Scraper Accident Injuries 

Because of the weight and power of a scraper, accidents are often quite serious and often deadly. Common scraper accident injuries include lacerations, fractures, crushing injuries, amputation, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death. Not only can these injuries be devastating, they can be life changing.

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.

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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