Hallandale Beach Heavy Equipment Failures
Heavy machinery on construction sites is intended to help workers complete their jobs more quickly and easily. When it is designed correctly, heavy equipment can even make industrial and construction jobs safer. When equipment is defective or incorrectly maintained, however, it can fail when workers rely on it and this can lead to serious accidents and even fatalities.
If you have been seriously injured at a construction site accident in Halladale Beach or have otherwise been injured due to heavy equipment failure, we at Flaxman Law Group understand that it is not about money. Often, your main concern is your family. You want to ensure that your family is protected as you start to heal. And of course you will want justice in your case; you will want to ensure that negligence does not harm anyone else in the same way. One way to accomplish these things is to review all your options before you act. You can always reach Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation to explore all the legal possibilities in your case.Why Heavy Machinery is Defective
Heavy equipment failures can occur for number of reasons, including:
- Manufacturer defects
- Incorrect installation or setup of machinery
- Misuse of machinery
- Incorrect supervision or training
- Incorrect safety gear
- Poor maintenance
- Equipment that is too old to be safe
In many cases, these issues are preventable, so when these problems cause serious injuries, injured workers may be eligible under Florida law to pursue a legal claim to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.Who is Liable in My Accident?
There may be multiple liable parties, depending on the specific reasons why the equipment failed. Liable parties may include:
- The supervisors or project managers where the accident took place
- The property owner where the accident took place
- The manufacturer of the heavy equipment
- The employer who did not properly maintain the machinery or train employees
- The designer of the equipment
To find all liable parties, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Hallandale Beach or your community. A good lawyer can review the specifics of your case and can help you uncover exactly what happened. Often, a personal injury attorney will work with accident reconstruction experts, private investigators, expert witnesses, technical experts, and other professionals who can determine exactly what happened to cause an accident and why exactly a piece of equipment failed.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group understand that workplace injuries are extremely difficult. We do our best to take care of all the details for you so that you can focus on your family and on your medical treatments. We also do our best to be available around the clock thanks to our 24-hour phone lines at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626). If you have questions the middle of the night and can't sleep because of money worries due to your injury, you can always reach us to schedule a free appointment. Your initial consultation comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing by calling right now to arrange for your free appointment to discuss your injuries.