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Coral Gables Heavy Equipment Failures

Many fatal construction accidents are caused by heavy equipment failure. Construction work is already one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). One of the things that make construction jobs so dangerous is the fact that the workers deal with heavy machinery that can fail to perform as predicted. Even with proper training, when heavy construction equipment or safety equipment is flawed, fatal construction accidents and other types of on-the-job accidents in Coral Gables and other cities can easily occur.

Are you looking for monetary settlements after losing a loved one to a serious accident or after sustaining serious injuries due to a construction accident? The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group can assist you by offering you a free, no obligation consultation and by representing you as you seek compensation.

Heavy Equipment Failure and Construction Site Accidents in Coral Gables

About 1000 fatalities occur due to construction accidents each year, and according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a large number of these are caused by heavy equipment failure. Construction workers come into contact every day with dangerous equipment, environmental hazards, and hazardous materials. All can pose a job risk. However, when safety equipment and heavy construction equipment is flawed due to a manufacturer defect, construction site accidents are even more common. Often, there's no way for construction worker – even a highly trained professional one – to protect himself or herself if a piece of equipment simply fails to perform as expected.

Heavy Equipment Defects Can Lead to Serious Injuries

Construction equipment failure can lead to:

  • Falls
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Explosions
  • Paralysis
  • Head injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fatalities

Heavy equipment such as cranes, scaffolds, power tools, and industrial equipment can fail for a number of reasons, including:

  • Incorrect maintenance
  • Manufacturer defects
  • Design defects
  • Damage to the equipment
  • Incorrect training or supervision
  • Incorrect use of the equipment
  • Incorrect setup of the equipment
  • Recklessness

In many cases, these types of equipment-related incidents in the workplace and in industrial settings are preventable. If you have been injured in any way by heavy equipment or work-related equipment, it can be difficult to know what it wrong. Often, it takes a careful investigation as well as technical experts to determine the exact causes of an injury. For this reason, if you have been injured, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Coral Gables or your community soon after your injury. An experienced attorney can help you seek answers, justice, and compensation if you qualify. They can take care of all the details so that you can focus on your family and on your road to recovery.

If you have been injured on a construction site, workplace, or any area due to heavy equipment, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free case review. If you're too injured to travel, our attorneys are pleased to travel to your hospital, workplace, or home to speak with you. Our team also has three conveniently located offices in South Florida to serve you better.