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Accidents, Injuries and Deaths While Loading & Unloading Heavy Equipment

“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk - just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley

Work Injury Lawyer Workers Compensation Attorney

The First Step

When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.

The Next Step

If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a heavy equipment accident - we can help. We help you establish liability and prove you get the compensation you deserve under the law.

Call us at 619-234-2833 or email us at this website. 

Loading & Unloading Heavy Equipment Accidents, Injuries and Deaths

Workers loading bulldozers and other heavy equipment on and off flatbed trucks and trailers seems like such a common everyday task. However, loading and unloading heavy equipment results in tragic accidents, injuries and deaths. In reality, loading and unloading heavy equipment results in many injuries and deaths every year. According to statistics, loading equipment appears to result in more accidents and deaths than unloading equipment.

Types of Heavy Equipment

Bulldozers are especially dangerous to load and unload according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, scrapers, excavators, dozers, other construction equipment are involved in these injuries and deaths.

Types Of Workers Injured and Killed

All types of workers can be involved in heavy equipment loading and unloading injuries and deaths. The highest number of injuries and deaths involve heavy equipment operators. In addition, the construction laborers, truck drivers, spotters, signal workers, construction supervisors, pedestrians and members of the public are also injured and/or killed in these tragic incidents.

Third Party Attorney Straight Talk: Loading & Unloading Heavy Equipment Accidents

Types Of Accidents & Mishaps

Statistics show that the main cause of death is equipment overturns while the equipment is being driven on or off the trailer. Others are struck by moving equipment or crushed between the equipment and trailer.

The Bottom Line

Improper training, improper supervision, and improper planning account for almost all heavy equipment loading and unloading injuries and deaths. One thing is for sure. All of these injuries and deaths are preventable. A third party lawsuit can hold the responsible parties and/or persons legally liable for heavy equipment loading and unloading injuries and deaths.

Under California Workers Compensation Laws You Have a Right to See a Doctor of Your Own Choosing

You have to go to the doctor that the insurance company chooses for the first 30 days. If your employer has an Medical Provider Network (MPN); after the first 30 days, you have the right to change to any doctor in the MPN. If your employer does not have an MPN, you can select your own doctor. After the first 30 days.

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

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