Equipment Accidents

The Massachusetts workplace disability lawyers at Kantrovitz & Associates have successfully represented injured workers for over 20 years. We focus only on workplace accidents, allowing us to give you the time and attention you deserve. We provide caring and personalized service to disabled workers in Boston, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth, Merrimack River, and surrounding areas. We are proud to serve all of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

Equipment Accidents

Heavy equipment and machinery once threatened to replace workers. So far, they still require human management, but have managed to severely injure humans. Today’s workers face punishing injuries caused by a wide range of equipment accidents involving:

  • Trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Jack stands
  • Power tools
  • Snow plows
  • Lawn mowers
  • Motor vehicles
  • Cranes, tractors
  • Front-end loaders
  • Skid steel loaders

Taking preventive measures by wearing goggles, gloves, or hard hats can only minimize the risk of injury. But with industrial equipment, catastrophic accidents capable of crushing the human skeleton are possible. Many equipment injuries prove to be fatal.

Equipment Accident Injuries

Equipment and their accessories are clearly dangerous. Using tons of weight and moving blades, machinery can grind, drill, or destroy material that humans and animals cannot. Their efficiency and value is only balanced by the devastating array of injuries they cause, including:

  • Burns, bruises
  • Torn ligaments
  • Cuts, lacerations
  • Damaged cartilage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Broken bones and teeth
  • Permanent deformity
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Scarring, disfigurement
  • Severed, mangled limbs
  • Paraplegia, quadriplegia

The devastation of an equipment accident does not arise only from physical harm. Injuries can rapidly change lives and forever alter the future of a family. The psychological and emotional effects of this trauma are just as real and enduring as the physical damage.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Massachusetts law provides cash payments to workers injured in equipment accidents. The amount and duration of these benefits depend on the severity of the injury. Workers with job-related injuries are entitled to a calculated fraction of their weekly wage and compensation for a variety of benefits, including:

  • Medical costs
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription drugs
  • Mileage and parking
  • Lost income, earnings
  • Partial disability benefits
  • Temporary total disability
  • Permanent total incapacity
  • Partial lost function, scarring
  • Permanently lost body function

Administered by the Department of Industrial Accidents, workers’ compensation provides critical benefits to workers requiring expensive medical treatment and time off work. Employers and insurers must compensate workers for injury-related expenses and provide death or survivor benefits to family members who lose a loved one to fatal equipment accidents.

Successfully Win Compensation Benefits

If you were injured in an equipment accident at work, the Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorneys at Kantrovitz & Associates can help. For over 20 years, we have worked closely with injured and disabled employees to help them back on their feet. At Kantrovitz & Associates, we know equipment accidents cause serious injuries that take time to heal. That is why we are devoted to maximizing your workers’ compensation benefits while you recover. Whether you need assistance filing a successful claim or appealing denied benefits, call (800) 367-0871 for a free consultation or contact us online.