Houston Machinery Accidents Attorney
Heavy machinery and equipment is an essential component of many different types of workplaces, including construction sites, warehouses and other types of industrial facilities. Workers and laborers often undergo extensive training in how to work safely around such equipment. But, accidents still happen for a variety of reasons from a lack of proper caution to defective machinery.
Common pieces of heavy machinery that can be involved in accidents include:
Common mistakes made by heavy machinery operators and other workers include:
- Riding on heavy machinery
- Operating heavy machinery near a trench or other excavation
- Failing to pay attention to other workers or high-risk areas such as the swing area of a backhoe
Workers who have been injured on the job need to begin determining what avenues are available for them to pursue compensation. If their employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, that would be the avenue to pursue. But, many employers in Texas do not carry workers’ compensation insurance.
What Do You Do If Your Employer Does Not Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
For employees of such non-subscribing businesses, it is typically necessary to pursue compensation through the courts and a personal injury lawsuit. If some party apart from yourself or your employer such as a subcontractor was at fault, we can help you pursue what is known as a third-party claim against that party.
Contact The Houston Heavy Machinery Accidents Attorneys Of Fleming Law, P.C.