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Machinery Accidents in the Workplace

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For many workers, the use of large, heavy, and specialized machinery is a part of the daily 9-5. While those machines may perform essential takes or make their jobs easier, they also pose tremendous risks, especially in construction, industrial, manufacturing, and other skilled trade occupations. OSHA reports that accidents involving heavy machinery, including caught in / between accidents, account for a significant portion of workplace injuries and deaths each year.

Our workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. know the serious struggles and setbacks workers and their families can face following workplace accidents. As proven advocates and trial lawyers, we draw from over 240 years of collective experience to help clients explore, protect, and assert their legal rights to compensation following injuries – whether that means pursuing benefits through an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance or pursuing a lawsuit in the civil justice system.

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Types of Machinery Accidents

Construction sites, manufacturing centers, and industrial facilities, among numerous other occupational settings, use an array of complex and heavy machinery. While they may be impressive feats of ingenuity that perform work on a massive scale, save workers time, or do things humans simply wouldn’t be able to do, they are also among the most concerning hazards on worksites.

Common types of machinery accidents include:

  • Caught in / between accidents
  • Entrapment or entanglement
  • Hand injuries, back injuries, and broken bones
  • Falling or flying objects
  • Defectively designed or manufactured products
  • Failures to warn or adequately train
  • Explosions and fires
  • Inadequate protective gear or safety policies
  • Exposure to harmful substances
  • Crushing injuries, amputations, and disabilities
  • Fatal workplace accidents

Recovering Benefits & Compensation

Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident, there may be various options for compensation. With respect to machinery accidents, common options may include:

  • Workers’ Comp Claim – Florida workers’ compensation laws require most, but not all, employers to carry this no-fault insurance, which provides employees with benefits for things like medical care, needed medications, wage supplementation, and rehabilitative or reemployment therapy services. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to workers injured on the job no matter who is at fault, and even if they caused their own injuries. However, the process can be cumbersome, subject to scrutiny, delays, and denials, and difficult to navigate alone.
  • Personal Injury Lawsuit – As mentioned above, it is not necessary to establish fault and liability in workers’ comp cases. However, injured works may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in certain circumstances. These typically include accidents involving third party negligence (i.e. when a party other than an employer causes injury), employers that do not carry workers’ comp, or defective products and exposure to toxic and harmful substances, including asbestos and other hazardous materials that cause mesothelioma or other illnesses. Our firm can review the facts of your case to determine whether you may be eligible to pursue a civil lawsuit, which requires meeting a burden of proof and which can provide compensation not available through workers’ comp, such as damages for pain and suffering.

Let Proven Fort Lauderdale Injury Attorneys Guide You Through the Process

Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. is a nationally recognized law firm that focuses our practice exclusively on protecting the rights of injured victims, workers, and their families. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of a machinery accident in the workplace, our experienced team is prepared to provide the immediate support and guidance you need during this difficult time. During a FREE and confidential consultation, we can personally discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident, your options for recovering benefits and compensation, and how we can fight on your behalf.

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