Work Machinery/Equipment Accidents

Workers’ Compensation
Work Machinery/Equipment Accidents


Being injured on the job is a serious business, but if the injury-causing accident involves work machinery or equipment, it can be more serious still. The injuries associated with heavy-duty machinery and equipment can be life-altering, and you are well-advised to work closely with an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorney from the outset. 


Related Work

The kinds of jobs that are most closely related to accidents that are caused by heavy work machinery and equipment include:

The heavy machinery and equipment that keep our nation moving forward in production and construction can be extremely dangerous, and accidents involving them can lead to life-threatening injuries. 

Seeking Just Compensation

In order to recover from an injury of this magnitude, you need just compensation that adequately covers your losses. This includes your medical expenses (both current and ongoing, which are common) and your lost earnings. The kind of damage wrought by heavy equipment and machinery is often immense, and without the compensation to which you are entitled, you are unlikely to reach your most complete recovery. 

Involved Factors

The kind of factors that often cause or contribute to work machinery and equipment accidents include:

  • Workers who back up heavy equipment without taking proper precautions, including looking out for others in their paths
  • Workers who fail to check blind spots when operating heavy equipment
  • Workers who collide heavy equipment into stationary objects or into other pieces of equipment that are also in motion
  • Workers who accidentally drop the loads their equipment carries
  • Workers who entangle the equipment they are working on
  • Caught-in-between accidents
  • Equipment that lacks the necessary safety guards  

Accidents involving heavy machinery and equipment are some of the most dangerous work-related accidents out there. 

Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ compensation is in place to help ensure that injured workers like you can seek the compensation they need to pay their medical bills and make up for their lost wages without having to sue their employers. Even if your error caused you to be injured, you are still entitled to seek workers’ compensation, which can provide injured employees like you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they are covered. 

Employers receive the benefits of knowing their employees’ injuries are covered and of not having to worry about accident-related lawsuits taking their businesses down. Workers’ compensation, in other words, is intended to strike a balance that protects employers and employees alike. 

An Experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Is Standing by to Help You

If you have been injured in an accident involving heavy equipment or machinery on the job, you need professional legal guidance, and Danielle Pinkston at Pinkston Law Group, P.C., in Joliet, Illinois, is in your corner. Ms. Pinkston is a well-respected workers’ compensation attorney whose practice focuses on helping clients like you successfully recover for their complete damages. For more information about what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.



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