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Fort Lauderdale Heavy Equipment Failures

Many construction site employees rely on heavy equipment such as cranes, plows, trucks, backhoes and other equipment in order to keep them safe and in order to help them do their job. Heavy construction equipment can save many hours of backbreaking labor and in some cases can even make the job safer. Unfortunately, when heavy equipment is incorrectly maintained or has manufacturing or design flaws, it can become deadly. Each year, many people are seriously injured or killed due to defective construction site equipment and heavy equipment failure in Fort Lauderdale and other communities. If you are one of these people who has been affected by serious injury, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation with a personal injury attorney.

What are Your Rights After a Workplace Accident?

Many construction workers assume that their rights are limited to filing medical insurance claims and worker compensation claims in Fort Lauderdale following a serious accident. This is not always the case. In some cases, employees can seek legal claims against their employers or third party claims against other liable parties. In fact, pursuing multiple channels and multiple liable parties allows injured workers to get justice and also increases the chances that they will get maximum benefits and compensation that will allow them to get the best medical care as well as the best outlook on their future possible.

Depending on your case, you may have other legal options as well. For example, you can work with a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale or your community in order to get assistance with the insurance claims process. An attorney may be able to negotiate with insurance carriers in your case or may be able to help you pursue other options and local resources that can help you.

Recovering After a Workplace Injury

If you have been seriously injured due to heavy machinery failure, you may face serious injuries such as:

  • Amputations
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Brain Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Burns
  • Back Injuries

The treatments for these injuries could be painful and expensive and you may not be able to return to work due to your injuries. If this is the case, you will need to take steps to get the fairest compensation possible so that you can pay for everyday expenses as well as medical treatment. Getting fair compensation now can help you get quality medical care and can provide you with peace of mind as you try to rebuild your life.

Make no mistake: the road to recovery after a serious injury is a long and difficult battle. It will require all of your resources as well as a powerful team by your side. There is no need to go through the process alone.

Serious workplace injuries cause physical pain and in some cases lead to permanent injury that can affect a person's ability to earn an income over a lifetime. If you would like to know what you can do to protect yourself, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group after an injury in order to find out what sort of recovery you might be able to expect.

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