Highway Maintenance Workers/Road Crews
Thousands of roads, highways, and interstates zigzag across Minnesota and link the state’s towns and cities. These roadways require regular maintenance by highway workers and road crews. But because these crews often work only a few feet away from moving traffic, they are at risk of severe injury on a daily basis.
If you suffered an injury while working on a road or highway maintenance crew, give Fields Law Firm a call. We know that people who were injured due to careless drivers or poor safety protocols are often unsure of their next steps, and we want to take the guesswork out of your decision. It’s our goal to help all injured workers in Minnesota – just call 1-888-343-5375 or complete our free form.
Client Success Story
Our office represented a woman who hurt her shoulder and ribs while working on a light rail crew for a construction company. She sustained the injury while she was pulling out a compressor for the jackhammer. The woman was put on work restrictions by her doctors due to injury. Her employer laid her off because it did not have work for her within her restrictions.
Our attorneys fought the insurance company to secure a settlement that compensated her for her wage loss due to the lay-off, her medical bills, and her rehabilitation expenses. We obtained a settlement for this client in excess of $100,000.
Dangers of Road Work
Jobs that put workers in close proximity to moving vehicles can be dangerous. Road crew employees are especially at risk of accidents caused by:
- Out of Control Vehicles
Drivers who fail to maintain their lanes or negotiate turns in construction zones may lose control of their vehicles and strike road crew workers, causing severe injuries.
- Road Debris
Rocks, loose vehicle parts, mudflaps on tractor trailers, and other objects are frequently launched from vehicles. This debris can hit road crew workers and cause bruises, lacerations, broken bones, and even death.
- Heavy and Dangerous Equipment
Jackhammers, cranes, bulldozers, and other equipment are often necessary during road work operations. This equipment can be dangerous if improperly maintained or operated by a worker without proper training.
The attorneys at Fields Law are proud of our state’s great highways, but we also know the sacrifice and dangers that come with maintaining these roadways. If you need help with your road crew work injuries, trust our experience – we became one of the largest and most respected work injury law firms in the state by helping injured workers like you.