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Heavy Machinery Injury Lawyers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as local governments impose specific regulations regarding the maintenance, protective guards and safety policies of workplace machinery to keep employees as safe as possible while on the job. When employers or manufacturers fail to follow these standards, serious construction site accidents can occur.


Representing Victims of Accidents Caused by Heavy Machinery and the Negligence of Others Machine accidents can and often do cause serious, life-altering injuries such as amputation, paralysis, serious burn injuries, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In some cases, unfortunately, such accidents can also be fatal. Our firm has extensive experience handling cases involving:

  • Improperly guarded machines
  • Inadequate safety policies, e.g. lockout/tag-out violations, etc.
  • Construction vehicles such as cranes, bulldozers, forklifts and skid loads
  • Defective elevator or lift mechanisms
  • Lack of guardrails or machine guides on presses, saws, conveyor belts and other industrial equipment
  • Unstable scaffolding
  • Failed safety harnesses/restraints
  • Faulty electrical wiring

Our lawyers work quickly to identify all liable parties, from employers who neglected to monitor and secure a safe work environment to independent employees who failed to follow safety standards to manufacturers of defective products that were rushed to market without proper safety features or flawed functionality that causes serious injury or, even in the worst cases, death.


In one recent case, we recovered $3,650,000 on behalf of our client who suffered an amputated hand in a machine accident caused by the lack of an appropriate machine guard.


Experienced Texas Lockout/Tag-Out Violations Attorneys

In particular, our lawyers routinely represent clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to lockout/tag-out violations and other machine guarding failures. According to OSHA, employers and authorized machine operators must adhere to "specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment." This includes disconnecting or disabling certain functions during maintenance or before operating and locking or tagging them to let others know the machine is either in operation or out of commission.


When employers or employees fail to follow these procedures or intentionally remove or by-pass safety features to speed up production, they should be held accountable for their negligence should a serious accident result. We can help.


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For an honest case evaluation and more information, we invite you to contact our Dallas office at 214.987.0005 or toll free at 888.987.0005 for a free consultation with an experienced heavy machinery accident attorney. You may also contact us by e-mail today for prompt answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment.