Bulldozers are massive pieces of equipment commonly found on construction sites. When in optimal operation, bulldozers are a safe way to loosen and move materials like soil. Bulldozer equipment must meet certain standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Equipment that fails to comply with these standards can lead to construction accidents, which can cause serious, life-threatening injuries.
If you were injured in a construction accident caused by a faulty bulldozer in the Indianapolis, IN area, the lawyers at Golitko & Daly can help. Contact our law firm today to have one of our attorneys review your case.
Causes of Faulty Bulldozers
A faulty bulldozer may result in equipment malfunction during operation. It may also mean that key safety components are missing. Some of the causes of faulty bulldozers include:
- Defects in the design or manufacturing process of the equipment
- Lack of adequate warnings and instructions for operation
- Failure to perform regular maintenance on all parts of the equipment
Other Causes of Bulldozer Accidents
Bulldozer accidents may also result from construction worker negligence, or the negligence of another party. Workers may fail to ensure a clear path before beginning operation, injuring another worker. When construction takes place near roads, other motorists may cause an accident.
Injuries Caused By Faulty Bulldozers and Construction Accidents
Bulldozers are large pieces of equipment. When one malfunctions, serious injuries can occur. A faulty bulldozer may cause:
- Loss of limb(s)
- Fractures or broken bones
- Injuries to the head or brain
- Neck or back injuries, which can result in paralysis
- Injuries to the eyes resulting in partial or total vision loss
- Partial or total hearing loss
- Facial and oral trauma
These injuries can cause severe and permanent damage. Such injuries could prevent a construction worker from ever working again. Victims also face countless medical procedures and a long road to recovery, if recovery is even possible. This places a lot of financial strain on the victim and his or her family.
Who Is Liable for These Injuries?
It can be difficult to prove liability following these serious accidents. You need an experienced attorney on your side to investigate the cause of the accident to determine who is at fault. If the bulldozer was faulty due to design or manufacturing defects, the manufacturer may be liable for your injuries. If, however, the malfunctions were the result of a failure to properly maintain the equipment, the construction company may be liable.
Our attorneys will work diligently to successfully prove liability. We will fight for your right to secure compensation for your injuries, including:
- Loss of income
- Medical expenses
- Physical and emotional pain and trauma
- Lowered quality of life
- Loss of consortium for family members (if applicable)
If a construction accident has resulted in the death of a worker, we can assist the victim’s spouse or children in filing a wrongful death claim.
Get Help with Filing Your Claim
If you or a loved one was involved in a construction accident caused by a faulty bulldozer, contact our law firm to set up a full case evaluation.