Injured in a backhoe accident in WI: Liability & lawsuits Insurance companies offer larger settlements to law firms who win in court.
The most common injuries involving backhoes are:
Workers being struck by the moving machine, swinging boom or other parts of the machinery
Workers being struck by quick-disconnect excavator buckets which detach unexpectedly
Workers injured by the backhoe rolling over, sliding into a trench after a cave-in, or striking overhead (or underground) electrical wires.
Construction site accident attorneys on backhoe suits
Backhoes are incredibly useful for digging holes and clearing dirt and debris from construction sites. Compared to other heavy equipment, they are considerably smaller. However, many workers have been seriously injured, and even killed, by these powerful machines. According to statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there were 346 deaths associated with backhoes and excavators between 1992 and 2002. That’s an average of approximately 34 deaths per year. Even if workers aren't killed, they can suffer serious injuries like hand or finger amputation.
Often, those injured in accidents involving backhoes, tractors, and loaders are led to believe the accident was their own fault. But the truth is there are many situations and injuries which could have easily been avoided if the manufacturer or the construction company had done things differently
If the accident was the result of a flaw in the design of the backhoe, the manufacturer can be held responsible for product liability. Our personal injury attorneys investigate the circumstances of the injury or wrongful death to determine whether a simple change in design or an added safety measure, such as a roll bar, could have prevented the accident. If so, you can sue for product liability.
Advice to backhoe accident victims
If you or a loved one has been injured in a backhoe accident, it’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Whatever you do, don’t agree to any settlement offer until you have spoken with an attorney. While the promise of quick cash at a time when you could really use it to cover mounting medical bills is tempting, these settlement offers are rarely made out of any genuine concern for you. They are typically far from adequate compensation for your injuries, and they always come with the stipulation that you do not pursue any legal action for your injury. Accept their offer, and you are shortchanging yourself for the rest of your life.
Instead, take advantage of our offer to meet with one of our experienced Milwaukee truck accident lawyers for a consultation at no charge whatsoever. We will give you our honest opinion of whether you have grounds to pursue a personal injury lawsuit or not. In Wisconsin, Warshafsky Law is your best choice for construction accidents involving:
Get the highest financial compensation for your backhoe injury
No one will work harder or fight harder for you than the personal injury attorneys of Warshafsky Law. And no one knows the law like we do. Our firm literally wrote the book on trial law—the massive Trial Handbook for Wisconsin Lawyers. Unlike the “sign and settle” law firms, who advise their clients to take whatever settlement the defendant’s insurance company offers so they can move on to the next case, Warshafsky Law prepares every case from day one as if it will end up before a judge and jury. Our reputation for being willing to pursue cases in court makes our opponents very nervous… and, often, very generous in their settlement offers.
Whether through a negotiated settlement or through a verdict in a courtroom, Warshafsky Law will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We have represented many clients who require long-term and even lifelong care, and our number one priority is seeing that you get the money you need to survive and support your family. In many cases, the awards we’ve secured for our clients are so far-reaching in the way they seek to prevent similar injuries that we call them Society Changing Judgments. These cases force manufacturers to implement safety measures to protect people from suffering the same injuries in the future.
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