Miramar Heavy Equipment Failures
Each year in Miramar, construction site accidents and workplace accidents are caused by heavy machinery failure. In some cases, heavy equipment failure is caused by negligent managers while in others it is caused by manufacturer defects or by poor maintenance. In any case, it can lead to fatalities, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, fractures, paralysis, and other serious injuries.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have seen firsthand how devastating construction site accidents and industrial equipment injuries can be for workers and for entire families. If you would like compassionate and professional legal advice from a legal team that has more than 60 years combined legal experience, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free initial case review.Heavy Equipment Failure in Miramar
Heavy machinery failure can involve any heavy piece of equipment used in construction or industrial settings. It can include machinery such as:
- Construction equipment
- Industrial machinery and equipment
- Conveyor belts
- Concrete mixers
- Masonry saws
- Bucket trucks
- Power tools
- Nail guns
- Power saws
- Welding equipment
- Fall protection devices and equipment
- Electric hand tools
- Landscaping tools and machinery
There are rules in place to help workers avoid workplace injuries. For industrial equipment workers and construction workers as well as other employees, OSHA rules and workers compensation can be especially important. Occupations Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is an organization overseeing workplace safety. The agency regulates who can use heavy machinery and how this type of heavy equipment is to be used and maintained. In many cases, accidents and injuries involving heavy machinery occur because OSHA regulations have been violated. If you have been injured because OSHA guidelines have not been followed, you may be able to take action against your employers or others who were responsible.
If you have been injured in the workplace, you are also protected by workers compensation in Miramar or your community. When you are a full-time employee your employer is required to cover you under workers compensation coverage. In the event that you are injured, this coverage is meant to help you recover money quickly for lost wages and medical expenses.
The problem with workers compensation, as many injured workers discover, is that it is intended to protect employers from liability. This means that once you accept workers compensation or other insurance money you may be signing away some rights to pursue your employer for negligence through a legal claim. However, workers compensation is unlikely to cover the full, long-term costs of a serious, permanent injury (which can total hundreds of thousands of dollars or more). For this reason, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney quickly after your injury to get legal advice before you sign anything.
If you need assistance after a serious injury, feel free to contact Flaxman Law Group for a personalized, no cost case evaluation. Charles Flaxman of Flaxman Law Group has ten years of experience in the insurance industry and more than 25 years of experience as a trial attorney. His experience with thousands of insurance dispute cases and personal injury cases make him a powerful advocate in yoru corner when you need to seek compensation.