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Pompano Beach Heavy Equipment Failures

In Pompano Beach, many construction site accidents, factory accidents, industrial accidents, workplace injuries, warehouse accidents, and farm accidents are caused by heavy machinery failure. All of these workplaces rely on heavy equipment such as bobcats, bulldozers, and other pieces of machinery but these very same tools that get the job done can also lead to devastating injuries.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have worked with many brave and hardworking men and women who have suffered catastrophic workplace injuries through no fault of their own. The attorneys at our full-service law firm believe that these workers deserve justice, answers, and compensation. To that end, our team of attorneys and legal experts work around the clock to represent these injured workers in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. If you would like to know whether you have a case or would like a legal opinion about your situation, you can always reach us at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626).

Common Causes of Industrial Workplace Injuries

Accidents involving heavy machinery failure commonly result because of

  • Crane failure
  • Lack of adequate training
  • Traffic accidents in construction or industrial zones
  • Machinery defects or failure
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Poor management
  • Road construction accidents
  • Failed hydraulic lines, fall prevention equipment, ladders, bolts, brake lines, compressed air lines, or cables
  • Unsafe work environment
  • Forklift accidents
  • Violations of OSHA and other workplace safety rules
  • Lack of adequate supervision
  • Misuse of machinery safety mechanisms
  • Alteration of machines and heavy equipment
  • Old or misused machinery and equipment
  • Incorrect safety equipment
  • Inadequate training for heavy machinery
  • Bulldozer accidents
Common Injuries Resulting From Heavy Equipment

Heavy Machinery Failure can lead to many serious injuries, including:

  • Paralysis
  • Disfigurement or facial injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Brain injury
  • Crush injuries
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals
  • Lift injuries
  • Amputations
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Air embolism
  • Silicosis

Many workers assume that they are covered by workers’ compensation in Pompano Beach or their workplace if they have sustained these types of injuries, so that they do not need to worry about workplace injuries. The problem is that this type of coverage does not offer benefits for many injuries and damages that an injured worker may face. Workers’ compensation, for example, does not provide benefits for incidental costs (which can be very substantial) or for pain and suffering.

In addition to workers’ compensation and medical coverage, however, workers do have legal options. One option is to pursue legal claims against third parties other than the employer. These co-called third-party work accident claims can be filed against heavy machinery manufacturers, property owners, and parties responsible for maintaining the equipment, if they are partly to blame for the accident and injuries.

A personal injury attorney in Pompano Beach or your community can review your situation and can help you understand how much your case may be worth so that you can evaluate insurance offers. If you have a case against a third party, an attorney can pursue that claim on your behalf, leaving you with time to focus on healing. And attorney can also work with insurance companies and negotiate on your behalf.

If you believe that heavy equipment failure has caused your injury, contact the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group to review your options with one of our attorneys. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience in the courtroom and in insurance negotiations.