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Dangerous Machinery and Equipment

Miami Product Liability Attorneys for Dangerous Machinery and Equipmentdangerous machinery and equipment

While improved product safety laws have made consumers safer, defective products can still offer dangers to workers. Cutting corners to save money at the expense of safety can have serious consequences, particularly to workers in a construction or industrial setting.

Often, workplace accidents are the result of defect in the design, manufacture, or maintenance of equipment rather than operator errors. Dangerous and faulty equipment can cause accidents in industrial workplaces, construction sites, and warehouses. Heavy equipment and machinery operators, construction workers, and others have suffered injuries or even died from using unsafe products and equipment. Machinery and equipment can become dangerous in a variety of ways, including:

  • Defective design, engineering, or manufacturing
  • Insufficient or misleading instructions, labels, or warnings
  • Poor or inadequate maintenance

Dangerous equipment and machinery can cause serious and catastrophic injuries, including burns, broken bones, neck and back injuries, knee and shoulder damage, spinal cord injuries, and even amputation. These types of severe injuries can affect not just your health, but every area of your life, including your financial security and plans for the future. If you or a member of your family were seriously injured by machinery or equipment on the job, you may not be limited to the benefits provided through workers’ compensation.

Any defective product may be grounds for a lawsuit. A product liability claim is a lawsuit against the defective product manufacturer, as well as other parties that may be liable, such as retailers, distributors, or maintenance companies. But to hold these companies accountable for your injuries, lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, you will need skilled legal help to prove your case.

When equipment hurts you

Immediately following an accident involving defective equipment, you should seek medical attention. Remember that you have the right to seek the healthcare you want, rather than using a doctor chosen by your employer.

If you’ve been injured by machinery at your workplace, your case may require a detailed investigation or the equipment and conditions responsible for your injuries. The goal is to prove a design defect, manufacturing error or flaw, or a failure to provide a warning for possible or known dangers, and the investigation should begin immediately to preserve and document evidence.

The attorneys at Friedman, Rodman & Frank are here to help you and your family understand your rights and benefits after a workplace injury, and we will help you navigate the confusing bureaucracies of insurance companies, machine manufacturers, and others who may be responsible for your injuries.

We can help you get compensation

At Friedman, Rodman & Frank, our Miami product liability attorneys have the resources to conduct appropriate investigations and gather the expert testimony you need. We use safety and engineering experts to demonstrate that equipment and machines are unsafe, lacked proper warnings, had disabled safety mechanisms, or failed to shut off properly. We also work closely with medical professionals to determine future medical costs, and pain and suffering. We can also advise you about your right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a third party in addition to a worker’s compensation claim against your employer, and we have the experience and knowledge to litigate your claim and maximize your recovery.

If you’ve suffered an injury at work while using any kind of tool or machine, contact our Miami product liability lawyers for a free initial consultation in English, Spanish, or Creole, and let us use our years of experience to help you obtain all the benefits to which you are entitled. Call us at 305-448-8585 or 877-448-8585, or complete our online contact form. We’ll explore all options to help you.

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Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
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