Construction Vehicle Accidents
Fighting on behalf of injured workers for three decades
Construction workers require the use of many types of different vehicles. And as with any type of vehicle, an accident can happen that leaves people hurt. When that accident was the result of the negligence of a third party, injured workers can seek financial compensation. The Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC has been fighting for the rights of injured workers in Rhode Island since 1991.
Construction vehicles all serve a specific purpose at a work site. Each can weigh at least thousands of pounds and usually has many moving parts. Some types of construction vehicles include:
- Dump trucks
- Cement mixers
- Road graders
Construction vehicle operators require specific licenses and training. In addition, they must follow safety procedures and protocols on site. A single act of negligence can result in loss of control of the vehicle, resulting in an accident. A construction vehicle accident can happen due to operator error, defective equipment or unsafe conditions at the work site.
These accidents can lead to life-altering injuries
Depending on the situation, workers involved in a construction vehicle accident may suffer injuries to the head, neck, shoulders, legs or arms. Serious injuries may include broken bones, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits can pay for medical expenses and provide partial wages while the worker is unable to return to the job. But there can be other damages that aren’t covered.
If you were injured in a construction vehicle accident caused by the negligence of a third party, you can seek financial compensation for pain and suffering, any disability or disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and other damages. But you need an experienced construction accident attorney on your side.
Trust Mark Morse to help you recover
Attorney Mark B. Morse has been fighting for injured construction workers in Rhode Island for three decades. He starts by investigating your accident to find out what really happened. Our legal team gathers evidence such as repair, safety and employee records, accident reports and medical records. We also identify and interview witnesses.
Mark will bring the insurance company to the negotiating table to seek a settlement that meets your needs. But if they won’t settle, Mark will be ready to fight for you in court. He’s a board-certified specialist in civil trial law, and has won many substantial verdicts on behalf of clients.
If you were injured in a construction vehicle accident caused by the negligence of a third party, talk to Mark Morse to learn how he can help you. Contact us for a case evaluation.