The very nature of construction work is dangerous work. Connecticut construction workers are often working with heavy machinery or at great heights. They have to make quick decisions and handle cumbersome equipment. These situations inevitably present the possibility of injury, and some construction accidents even lead to death (as this blog reported in a previous post).
One particularly dangerous area of construction work is work that involves cranes and forklifts. These heavy pieces of equipment present risks of serious injuries. Construction workers may be injured if cranes or forklifts tip over onto them. A machinery accident, such as this, creates devastating injuries and life-long consequences.
A crane that collapses, falls, sways or hits a building can injure numerous workers. Forklift accidents have been known to occur when a forklift runs over construction workers. Additionally, forklifts and cranes are pieces of equipment, and, at times, they malfunction, which may lead to worker injuries.
A person injured in an on-the-job construction accident may face permanent disability, or, at the very least, be temporarily unable to work and support his or her family. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to provide compensation during a difficult time.
Wesley Malowitz has more than 15 years of experience helping clients injured in construction site accidents obtain the compensation they deserve, including compensation for lost wages and medical benefits, as well as workers’ compensation benefits. If you or a loved one has been injured in a forklift or crane accident, you can find additional information on our webpage.