Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Accidents

Our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys help you get the benefits you are entitled to when vehicle and heavy equipment accidents happen.

For many workers, operating heavy equipment and vehicles such as trucks, lifts, loaders, or cranes is an everyday part of their job. With this type of heavy machinery, even a minor mishap can result in severe and potentially life threatening injuries. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we defend and protect you when vehicle and heavy equipment accidents occur. As Missouri workers� compensation attorneys serving clients throughout the Springfield and Joplin areas, we have more than 45 years combined experience helping workers get the benefits they are entitled to through Missouri workers� compensation claims.

Representing You When Serious on-the-Job Accidents and Injuries Occur

At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we act as a strong legal advocate on your side, providing the aggressive legal representation you need when accidents involving work related vehicles and heavy equipment happen. According to research from the WorkSAFE Center, a program of Missouri Employers Mutual, heavy machinery related accidents and those involving various types of trucks and motor vehicles are among the leading causes of work related injuries, roughly 14% of which end up proving fatal. Common ways in which these on-the-job accidents occur include:

  • Vehicle collisions;
  • Rollover accidents;
  • Getting stuck or caught between vehicles and machinery;
  • Machinery malfunctions;
  • Overuse and repetitive strain over the course of operations.

As experienced workers' compensation attorneys in Missouri, we represent construction workers, farmers, machinists, factory workers, truck drivers, and other heavy equipment operators who are injured on the job, helping them and their families get the benefits they need to recover.

Missouri Workers' Compensation Benefits

When vehicle and heavy equipment accidents happen, the injuries that result are often severe. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, we represent workers who have suffered the following:

  • Soft tissue injuries, such as strained or torn muscles and ligaments;
  • Broken bones and multiple fractures;
  • Back and neck injuries, causing damage to discs and vertebrae;
  • Head injuries, resulting in concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
  • Crushing injuries, resulting in loss of limbs and damage to internal organs;
  • Spinal cord injuries, causing temporary or permanent paralysis.

For these and other types of work related injuries, you may be entitled to benefits through the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). These benefits include compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages, along with payments for any permanent disabilities you suffer. In the event injuries prove fatal, they can also help ensure your family is provided for, now and in the years to come.

Reach Out to Our Missouri Workers' Compensation Attorneys

At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we provide the personalized, professional legal representation you need to get the benefits you deserve when vehicle and heavy equipment accidents occur. Reach out and contact our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys today to request a free consultation to discuss how we can help you.

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