- posted: Aug. 28, 2023
- Construction Accidents
At our personal injury litigation office, we have witnessed the catastrophic effects of bulldozer mishaps in New York. These strong pieces of equipment are necessary for building and demolition operations, however if correct safety procedures are not followed, they can also result in significant injuries and fatalities. Since 2021, there have been roughly 20 bulldozer incidents, of which 17 have been fatal, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In New York, there are constantly active building and demolition sites with numerous large machinery that might be dangerous. Due to the populous and tight infrastructure of the city pedestrians may also be at risk of being injured by a bulldozer.
Operator errors, overturns, tipping, mechanical issues, collisions with objects, and other factors are among the most frequent causes of bulldozer accidents. Bulldozers are dubbed one of the most dangerous pieces of heavy equipment. Even experienced and qualified bulldozer operators can cause harm when operating such heavy machinery. A worker, for example, may be hit by a bulldozer that is backing up or turning, or the bulldozer may flip over or malfunction, injuring adjacent employees or onlookers. Bulldozer operators may also get injuries if the equipment collides with another vehicle or a construction site barrier. Bulldozer accidents frequently result in serious injuries, such as crushed limbs and body parts, amputations, broken or fractured bones, internal damage, brain injuries, and in the most severe instances, death.
Bulldozer accidents are frequently the consequence of carelessness on the side of the construction business or the bulldozer operator. The business may have provided inadequate safety measures or training, or the machine operator may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The injured party may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against individuals at fault in these cases.
Serious, life-altering injuries can result from bulldozer accidents. Victims may sustain severe injuries such as head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more. In extreme circumstances, the wounds can potentially be deadly. Additionally, the victim and their family may incur large medical costs, missed earnings, and other financial damages as a result of these events.
Get experienced accident and injury representation now!
It's critical to obtain legal counsel as soon as you can if you or a loved one has been hurt in a New York bulldozer accident. At our legal office, we are dedicated to assisting New York bulldozer accident victims in obtaining the just compensation they deserve. Our skilled personal injury lawyers are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients and have a track record of success in these kinds of cases. For a free consultation if you were hurt in a bulldozer accident, please contact us at (516) 277- 2662.