Skilled California Work Vehicle Accident Lawyers Advocate for Victims
Firm in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga aids people hurt by vehicles in the workplace
Large trucks, forklifts and other heavy vehicles can turn workplaces into danger zones. Injuries from being crushed, run over or knocked down by these enormous vehicles are often severe, resulting in expensive medical treatment and extensive time out of work. At the accomplished law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C., we investigate work injury accidents to help people understand their options and assert their legal rights. Our lawyers, who work from offices in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga, are dedicated to helping injured workers get fair compensation for the serious injuries they’ve suffered.
Accomplished attorneys handle a range of work vehicle injury cases
No matter what triggers a work vehicle accident, it can cause serious medical harm, pain and emotional distress. These are some of the most common types of injury-causing incidents involving heavy machinery:
- Forklift and lift truck accidents — Forklifts and lift trucks cause numerous injuries and deaths every year. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the leading causes of forklift injury accidents are overturned forklifts, incidents where forklifts or their loads strike people on the foot, vehicles crushing workers and falls from the cabin.
- Truck accidents — Dump trucks, cement trucks, tanker trucks, tractor-trailers, delivery trucks and other big rigs are prevalent at construction sites, in oilfields and at other busy workplaces. These vehicles cause injuries by colliding with other vehicles, running over workers and pinning people between two surfaces, such as the frame of a dump truck and its bed.
- Tractor accidents — Agricultural workers are frequently hurt or killed in tractor accidents. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that each year more than 100 workers sustain fatal injuries. Rollovers and incidents where someone on the ground is struck by a tractor frequently cause injuries.
When you’ve been the victim of a work vehicle accident, you may be able to get financial recovery. Our dedicated California attorneys will investigate the circumstances giving rise to your claim and advise you about your options.
Compassionate advisers stand up for people with serious injuries
Because of the sheer size and weight of workplace machinery, it is not surprising that they can cause serious and even catastrophic injuries. Types of injuries that may result in an accident with one of these vehicles include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal fractures and paralysis
- Crush injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Lung and organ damage
- Broken bones
Injuries such as these often require long-term medical care. People who sustain them may be unable to work, possibly causing a substantial income loss. We can help you understand what financial recourse you may have for your injuries.
Effective litigators pursue employers and third-parties who disregard safety
Employers have a duty of care to reduce undue risks to employees by implementing safety standards at their workplaces. When they fail to do so and hazards exists, people get hurt. While generally in California, injured workers cannot directly sue their employers and are limited to seeking benefits through workers’ compensation insurance, there are some exceptions. Additionally, if a third party at a job site contributed to your accident, you may have a personal injury claim against them, which could include recovery for harm such as pain and suffering that is not available in the workers’ compensation system. We can guide you based on the facts of your unique case.
Contact a knowledgeable California work vehicle accident law firm for help
At the law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C., with offices in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga, we advocate for California workers who have been injured in work vehicle accidents. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at or contact us online.