Miami Heavy Equipment Failures
In a large city such as Miami, heavy equipment is vital. It helps load cargo onto trucks and onto ships in the port and it helps build new construction projects as well as roads. Millions of people rely on heavy equipment each day in their workplaces and in various industries. Those jobs that involve working with cranes, backhoes, trucks, power tools, forklifts, and other pieces of heavy machinery, are among the country’s most dangerous occupations.
What happens when that equipment is unsafe or defective? In many cases, this is how construction site accidents in Miami as well as many workplace accidents and industrial accidents happen. Because of the size of this type of equipment, the injuries sustained in these situations can be fatal or permanent. If you have been injured by a piece of heavy equipment that you believe may have been defective, contact the personal injury attorneys at Flaxman Law Group to review your situation.Who Is Liable Following Heavy Equipment Failure?
In many cases, it is difficult to determine who is liable following a workplace accident involving heavy equipment. In some cases, the employee who has been injured is themselves blamed for the accident and for the injuries. It can often be difficult even for an experienced construction worker or workplace professional to tell whether a machine failed to perform as expected. After all, many accidents take place in just a fraction of a second, making it difficult to tell exactly what happened and what the cause of the injuries was without a thorough investigation.
In these cases, there may be multiple liable parties:
- The employer who failed to provide a safe work environment
- The person responsible for maintaining the equipment
- The manufacturer of equipment
- The owner of the property where the construction was taking place
- Other employees or other third parties
Often, it takes a dedicated team of professionals – including a personal injury attorney, technical experts, engineers, private investigators and others – to get to the bottom of a serious accident. If you have questions about your workplace accident in Miami, it is best to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your injury. It is best to consult with a personal injury attorney early, before you accept insurance money or a settlement offer. An attorney may even be able to help you with the claims process or the workers compensation process in Miami to help you seek out fairer compensation.
If you would like to speak with a personal injury attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience and a track record of thousands of cases successfully won or settled. Charles Flaxman of Flaxman Law Group has ten years of experience in the insurance industry as well as more than two and a half decades of experience in the courtroom as a trial attorney. He is also part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This exclusive distinction, which less than 1% of the country’s attorneys can claim, is reserved for distinguished attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients.