Los Angeles Defective Construction Equipment Attorney
Maximizing Injured Construction Workers’ Compensation for 35+ Years
Construction sites are extremely dangerous when the proper precautions are not taken. Even the most responsible employees can run into safety issues on the job, at no fault of their own. A worksite with construction equipment that is broken or does not work properly can endanger anyone in the area.
When a faulty product is put on a construction site, injury or death may result. Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation can help after an accident. Our legal team will leave no stone unturned, working tirelessly to get you the best results possible.
A Team that Fights for Your Rights
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we have over 35 years of experience in holding mechanics, manufacturers, distributors, and other parties accountable. We know that taking legal action can seem impossible after a serious injury, which is why we do everything within our power to make it easy on you. This includes coming to you if you cannot make it to our office due to your injury.
Our experience, success, and track record are unmatched. To date, we have recovered more than $550 million in compensation for our clients. And while money isn’t everything, it can serve as a safety net and give you access to the medical care you need.
Don’t wait to contact our Los Angeles defective construction equipment lawyers—call (866) 884-1717 today for a free consultation.
Types of Defective Construction Equipment
Our award-winning lawyers have recovered compensation for construction workers injured by defective equipment such as:
- Faulty switches
- Hand tools
- Conveyor belts
- Drill presses and lathes
- Safety harnesses
- Heavy machinery
- Missing safety guards
Unfortunately, there is no limit to which equipment may be defective. Many construction workers are injured by defective equipment every year.
Who Is Liable for Accidents Involving Defective Equipment?
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries. But when construction workers are injured, many accidentally settle for less compensation than they are owed. This is because employees cannot sue their employers, a law that leads many workers (across all industries) to believe a workers’ compensation claim is their only option.
There are other options, however. Many injured construction workers have the right to file a third-party civil lawsuit to hold parties, besides their employer, accountable for negligence. Our Los Angeles defective construction equipment attorneys will investigate your case and identify the negligent party.
Third-party negligence may include but is not limited to:
- Creating a product with a defective design
- Failing to warn of a product’s safety hazards
- Failing to thoroughly test a product
- Failing to recall a product known to be defective
- Failing to maintain a product, or keep it in good condition
In most cases, a manufacturer, distributor, or mechanic will be held liable for accidents caused by defective construction equipment. It all depends on who was negligent.
Construction Site Injuries that Qualify for Compensation
It is important to note that any construction site injury can qualify for compensation provided that defective equipment was to blame.
The most common injuries over which workers file for compensation include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone-crushing injuries
- Third-degree burns
- Lost limbs, or amputation
- Scarring and disfigurement
Each of these injuries can alter your life, as well as cost thousands—or tens of thousands—of dollars to treat.
Trying to pay for intensive medical treatment is difficult even when you are at full health and on the job. After an accident, your energy should go toward healing. Enlist someone else to advocate for you: Speak with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who knows how to recover compensation for those injured on construction sites.
Injured by Defective Construction Equipment? Call Now!
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, we have the experience needed to effectively represent you. It takes in-depth industry knowledge to investigate construction equipment and determine if a defect exists. Our legal team understands how construction equipment, including heavy machinery, works. We are also well versed in industry rules and regulations, allowing us to identify any violations.
When you have been hurt by a defective piece of machinery or other worksite equipment, you deserve financial compensation from the company behind the accident. We are here to help you get it.
Contact us online to speak with a Los Angeles defective construction equipment attorney. Your consultation is free!