Oklahoma City Construction Equipment Defect Attorneys
Working on a construction site, or even being near one, is inherently dangerous. Heavy machinery, power tools, and unstable structures have the potential to cause serious injury or, in extreme cases, wrongful death, even when they are working properly. Defective or malfunctioning construction equipment exponentially increases the chances of injury.
If you have been injured while you were on or nearby a construction site, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, various parties may be liable. Contact an Oklahoma City equipment malfunction lawyer from the Abel Law Firm today to discuss your legal options. Call (405) 239-7046 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Construction Equipment Defects and Malfunctions
While not very common, construction equipment can malfunction. If equipment is not properly built and serviced, its ability to function safely and effectively may be compromised. If you have been the victim of an accident involving any of the following circumstances, contact an experienced construction site attorney today:
Construction companies and construction equipment manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the safety of workers operating the equipment, as well as anyone nearby. If defective construction equipment has caused you injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Our Oklahoma construction equipment defect attorneys can help you determine whether you have grounds for legal action. If so, we will work diligently for compensation on your behalf.
For more information about how to pursue compensation for defective construction equipment, contact the Oklahoma City construction equipment defect accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today.
Construction Equipment Defect and Malfunction FAQs
Can anyone other than the manufacturer be found liable for my injury caused by equipment malfunction?
In most cases involving equipment defects, the manufacturer of the defective product is the one liable for any injuries caused by their negligence and is the one you will likely collect compensation from. However, in other cases of equipment malfunction, such as the case of improper maintenance of equipment and machinery, other parties may be found liable. For example, if your employer failed to complete necessary routine maintenance and inspection of construction equipment, and this negligence and improper maintenance led to the equipment malfunction which resulted in your injury, your employer may be found liable for your injuries rather than the manufacturer of the product. Determining liability can be complicated, so it is always best to consult with a qualified attorney. For more information or to set up an appointment with one of our skilled Oklahoma construction equipment defect attorneys, please contact the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today.
What are some common examples of construction equipment defects?
Construction is a diverse industry that employs the use of a variety of different tools and equipment, all of which have the potential to malfunction and cause injury. Some common examples of equipment defects include crane and scaffolding collapse, which can result in crushing injuries, paralysis, and head trauma; electric shock from wiring and power tool malfunction, which can result in electric shock, burns, and death; and vehicular malfunctions, which can result in collisions, broken bones, lacerations, and limb loss. No matter the type of construction equipment defect, the potential of dangerous injuries occurring is equally present, and these defects and the injuries they cause should be treated with the gravity they deserve. For more information about construction equipment defects and their harrowing consequences, please contact the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today.
How much compensation can I expect to receive for my injury caused by equipment malfunction?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive from your injury claim depends considerably on the type of injury you sustained, the extent of your injuries and the extent to which these injuries affected you, and the specific circumstances of the situation that led to your injury. A few of the ways you may collect compensation include past, present, and future medical bills caused by your injury; counseling and psychiatric bills; rehabilitation costs; lost time at work; and compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. For more information about compensation and to get a better idea of the amount you can expect to receive, please contact any of our qualified Oklahoma City construction equipment defect attorneys at (405) 239-7046 today.