How Many People Are Hurt in Heavy Machinery Accidents?
Every year, heavy machinery accidents seriously harm or kill thousands of workers across the country. These machinery-related job injuries and deaths occur despite the many state and federal regulations that are in place to prevent them.
Although workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured on the job, “workman’s comp” is rarely enough to provide full and fair compensation for all the damages workers may have sustained. This is especially true in cases of long-term and/or permanent disabilities caused by spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, back injuries and paralysis.
Getting Just Compensation in Wisconsin for Heavy Machinery Accidents
Under Wisconsin state law, workers cannot sue their employers just because they’re injured in heavy machinery accidents while working. But that doesn’t mean that injured workers cannot fight for compensation. Instead, if another person or company is responsible for the injury — such as the manufacturer of a forklift that fails, the untrained driver of a Bobcat or a negligent maintenance worker operating a dump truck — injured workers can pursue compensation through the responsible party. In addition to fighting for workers’ compensation, hurt workers can seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings and earning potential, loss of spousal relations and more.
How to Choose a Milwaukee Attorney for Forklift, Dump Truck, Bobcat and Heavy Machinery Accidents
If you’re looking for a Milwaukee attorney for a heavy machinery accidents such as those for forklift, dump truck or Bobcat accidents, call Gebhard Law Office. At Gebhard, all heavy machinery accident cases are handled on a contingency basis, so unless heactually wins compensation for your case, you aren’t charged. And Karl is an accomplished Milwaukee heavy machinery accident attorney who is available 24/7 to answer your call.
Call Gebhard Law Office at 414-873-6550 for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Milwaukee personal injury attorney Karl Gebhard is available throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the surrounding areas, including Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, West Milwaukee, West Allis, Wauwatosa, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, River Hills, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Hales Corners, Greenfield, Greendale, Glendale, Franklin, Fox Point, Cudahy, Brown Deer, Bayside, Green Bay, Madison, Racine, and Jefferson. All services handled on a “you only pay if we win,” contingency basis.