Equipment Accident Injures Construction Worker’s Leg
Being injured in any type of accident carries potentially catastrophic consequences, depending on the type of incident. For instance, accidents that occur on construction sites can be especially hazardous due to the equipment used – which is often very dangerous by nature and can lead to crushing and pinning injuries. If a machine is defective, however, the injuries may be even more severe or could end up causing death.
Construction site accidents can be devastating, as was the case for one Rockaway man who suffered a life-threatening injury after his leg was run over by construction equipment. The equipment in question was a track hoe which ran over the 58-year-old victim’s leg. Although officers were able to stabilize the man by applying a tourniquet, the injuries are suspected to affect the victim for many years to come.
According to a man on the scene, if the officers had not acted so quickly or had they not had the appropriate training to recognize the need to apply the tourniquet, the victim could have lost his leg or suffered a fatal injury. The accident occurred at a residence on West Main Street which was being demolished at the time. Workplace injuries, such as those that happen at a construction site, can be severe due to the size and weight of the equipment needed to complete a job. Some equipment can be difficult to stop, especially if the item is defective or if the person operating the equipment has not been properly trained.
These types of accidents could lead to either a product liability or a personal injury lawsuit depending on the specifics of your case. If you or someone you know has already been hurt in an accident like this – on a construction site or near one as a passerby – you need to consult with an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable about pursuing justice for accident victims.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, have suffered damages due to another person’s negligence, or have sustained debilitating injuries due to a product defect, then you should contact the Law Office of Christopher A. Brown today. He is ready to help you collect the compensation you deserve. Contact his office to begin working on your case today.
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