Construction sites are very busy with workers, engineers, equipment, power tools, heavy equipment and construction vehicles moving about very quickly with their own purpose in mind. You and your family may very well know this already. Accidents are common at construction sites due to negligent acts, coworker accidents and people rushing and cutting corners. Grader crush accidents can happen because a grader operator’s view could be limited, grader defect or the driver could be distracted, on the phone or not paying attention. Being crushed or hurt by a grader can cause major injuries and all grader crush victims should be seen by a doctor or surgeon as soon as possible.
Crushed by a Grader: Definition
There are many types of graders and heavy equipment on a construction site. As you may already know and as we have seen during the past 30+ years, all can cause very serious injuries. The most common types of graders to cause accidents include motor graders, stepper motor grader, driveway graders, roadway graders, handozer driveway grader, heavy grader, IMC scrapers, delicate use motor graders, speed motor graders, geared motor grader, road roller, cold planer, and others. People can be crushed, smashed, hit with or rolled over by a grader in the blink of an eye so always be sure to be cautious while working.
Causes for Being Crushed by a Grader
It is important for all employers, general contractors, sub contractors and supervisors to fully train all employers, laborers and workers who will be using any type of grader on the proper way to use that specific model. Some of the main causes for crush accidents are from operators not paying attention, grader drivers view blocked by cargo or bad weather, graders colliding with trees, animals, tree stumps, boulders, farm equipment, construction equipment, and buildings, graders being overloaded, grader brakes not working, defective brakes, grader drivers being drunk or intoxicated, graders being driven negligently, grader going too fast, grader going uphill or downhill without proper safety techniques, grader operators not using horns, and grader driver distracted by texting, cell phones, walkie talkie or coworker conversation. Our experience in grader accident law has prepared us for your case.
Grader Crush Accident Injuries
Grader injuries can be very catastrophic due to the immense power of graders. Some of the possible injuries from being crushed by a grader include amputation, wrongful death, lacerations, eye injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, concussions, head injuries, ligament sprains, being crushed, ear injuries, becoming deformed, electrocution, muscle strains, broken bones, and more. Whether you are the victim, a coworker of the victim or the family of the victim, we send our sincerest sympathy for this possibly tragic injury. You deserve to be made as whole again as possible through the legal system.
Compensation for Grader Operator Workers
The large majority of grader accident injuries happen at work and construction sites. Employees and their families have rights and are protected under the workers’ comp laws in California. Employers are required to not penalize or fire an employee who files a workers’ compensation claim. Our firm is very experienced at taking care of work comp claims and investigating every accident for all responsible parties including third parties who were also at fault. A construction site has many third parties including the many subcontractors, land owners, and contactors. Our hard working grader accident attorneys have over three decades of experience maximizing the types and amount of compensation for our clients.
We Can Help You Right Away
The Orange County work injury lawyers at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have represented and helped people who have been driven over by a grader for over three decades so we have the knowhow and experience to help you win in court. This is true for workers’ compensation, third party injury cases, product defect cases, grader defect cases or personal injury cases. Call us today at (714) 783-2205 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We are well known throughout California and Orange County to go for the maximum possible compensation for your on-the-job injury or personal injury. You will not have to pay us until and unless we win your case. All we ask is that you give us the chance to earn your trust just like the thousands of other clients that we have successfully helped.
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