Miami Gardens Heavy Equipment Failures
It is not surprising that those workers who work with heavy equipment also have the highest rates of injuries. Heavy equipment such as forklifts, backhoes, lifts, bulldozers, skid steers, cranes, and other machinery can malfunction at any time and cause serious injuries or even fatalities in Miami Gardens and other Florida regions.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured due to heavy machinery failure? If so, you may have a personal injury claim if the accident and injury were caused by a machinery defect or by negligence. If you would like to know whether you have a case, you can get legal advice about your situation in a free appointment with Flaxman Law Group. You can schedule your consultation by calling 866-352-9626 or through the Flaxman Law Group website.What Can Contribute To Heavy Equipment Failure?
In the workplace and in other environments, there are many things that can lead to heavy equipment failure, including:
- Employers not providing adequate training for use of equipment
- High turnaround, leading to inexperienced workers using dangerous equipment
- Other workers being negligent when dealing with equipment
- Violation of safety protocols
- Incorrect maintenance
- Inadequate supervision
- Employers cutting corners by not replacing equipment that has become worn or damaged and therefore unsafe
- Manufacturing defects of the equipment
- Lack of proper safety supplies for the equipment being used
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, especially any accident involving heavy equipment, you likely have sustained serious injuries. In these situations, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami Gardens or your community. Even if you qualify for workers compensation, keep in mind that workers compensation in Miami Gardens may not pay for full medical costs and full lost wages it, especially if your injuries are serious or permanent.
A personal injury attorney can review the details of your case and can investigate your injuries to determine exactly what happened. Depending on your situation, you may have a wrongful death case, a products liability case, a premises liability case, or another type of personal injury claim. Pursuing all liable parties in your situation can increase your chances of getting fair compensation so that you can focus on returning to a normal life following your accident.
Unfortunately, many heavy equipment failures and product liability cases turn into wrongful death cases because these types of injuries often result in fatalities. A person often has very few defenses against a piece of heavy machinery that weighs many times a person’s weight. If you have lost a loved one due to a construction site accident or due to heavy equipment failure, contact Flaxman Law Group to discuss filing a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for final medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, lost companionship, and other damages. Of course, nothing can bring your loved one back, but seeking fair compensation can help you and your family pay for some of the financial distress that can occur after a serious accident.