Massachusetts Construction Site Equipment Malfunction Lawyers

Construction is happening all over Massachusetts, and while this is a positive sign of growth and progress, it also introduces a host of potential hazards. Construction is a dangerous industry, and accidents occur regularly. An especially precarious situation may arise when equipment malfunctions, potentially causing devastating results to workers and bystanders. Depending on one’s proximity to the accident and the equipment in question, the potential for serious injury is high.

Fortunately, the Massachusetts equipment malfunction lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, understand the dangers associated with construction sites and help accident victims pursue compensation from responsible parties to cover any medical costs or other damages sustained.

Common Forms of Equipment Malfunction

Most equipment on construction sites is in proper working condition, but malfunctions do occur and can quickly lead to a serious construction accident. Some of the most common forms of equipment malfunction include the following:

Crane Collapse

Cranes are required to meet certain safety standards before they may be utilized on construction sites. Regardless, there are certain issues that may still be present that may cause a crane collapse accident, such as the following:

  • Mechanical failure
  • Structural failure
  • Improperly secured crane
  • Misuse of crane
  • Exceeding the maximum safe load
  • Operating crane in poor weather conditions

Due to the devastating amounts of injuries and damage associated with crane collapse accidents, it is imperative for individuals adversely affected by such accidents to seek legal help as soon as possible.

Scaffolding Collapse

One of the most common yet dangerous pieces of construction equipment is scaffolding. When scaffolding collapses, innocent bystanders can be left with devastating injuries that can lead to extensive medical bills and lost wages.

Although construction is necessary to the growth of any city, it is often difficult to avoid the dangers associated with these projects. Scaffolding collapses can leave individuals with life-changing injuries, through no fault of their own. A scaffolding collapse can result in injuries such as the following:

  • Head/Brain Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations
  • Neck/Spinal Injuries

The Massachusetts scaffolding collapse attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP have experience helping individuals file strong personal injury claims after these accidents. While a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind after such a traumatic incident, it is often essential to take legal action against the liable party for a scaffolding collapse.

Electric Shock

Injuries resulting from contact with electric currents on construction sites may be the result of risks specifically caused by employer or another party’s negligence. OSHA has compiled this useful list of electrical shock risks, and it may be helpful as you try to determine the cause of your or your loved one’s accident:

  • Improper grounding
  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Inadequate wiring
  • Damaged insulation
  • Overloaded circuits
  • Damaged tools and equipment
  • Wet conditions
  • Overhead power lines
  • Lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Electric shock injuries are highly unfortunate, but even more so when the circumstances of the accident can be traced back to another individual’s negligence.

Improper Maintenance

While construction sites are generally kept safe, the use of enormous and heavy equipment on these sites can be a danger to workers and passers-by. This danger can become even more prominent when a negligent party fails to properly maintain this equipment. When problems with the proper maintenance of construction equipment arise, even proper use can cause a serious injury to an innocent and unsuspecting party.

While all equipment on a construction site can be dangerous, certain pieces can be especially unsafe when not properly maintained, including:

  • Scaffolding
  • Cranes
  • Ladders
  • Hydraulic Lifts
  • Safety Restraints
  • Generators
  • Nail Guns

Construction workers and bystanders rely on construction companies to properly maintain their equipment in order to keep construction sites and surrounding areas safe. Unfortunately, when construction companies fail to do this, the results can be catastrophic, leaving victims with severe injuries, extensive medical bills, and permanent disabilities.

The injuries a person sustains through proximity to an accident like this could be severe, resulting in expensive medical care and treatment. Our Massachusetts legal team believes equipment malfunction victims should concentrate on recovery and allow our experienced attorneys to pursue financial compensation on their behalf.

Contact an Equipment Malfunction Lawyer in Massachusetts

If you or someone you know has suffered any kind of injury from a construction accident involving equipment malfunction, you could be due financial compensation. The Massachusetts construction accident lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can discuss with you how this compensation might cover any costs you’ve incurred. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more about how we may represent your interests in a personal injury suit.