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Forklift Ladder and Crane Accidents

forklift ladder and crane accidents

State and federal regulations aim to protect construction workers from dangerous conditions in the workplace. Sadly, these regulations are not always followed. Construction accidents — including those caused by forklifts, ladders and cranes — are the cause of many serious and even life-ending injuries each year.

If someone you love has been killed in a forklift, ladder or crane accident, contact the Miami construction accident attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., for a free consultation. We can help you understand the true causes of the injury, tell you whether you have a case and work to recover compensation for you. Even if you are not sure whether legal action is possible, talking with an attorney can help you answer important questions and decide your options.

Why Forklift Accidents Occur

Many forklift accidents involve serious injuries caused by dangerous and defective product design. These cases may involve the defective design of the equipment by engineers, errors during manufacture of the forklift or the manufacturer's failure to warn users of possible dangers. Forklift accidents may occur for many more specific reasons as well:

  • Failure to install vertical safety posts
  • Failure to properly install compartment doors
  • Failure to provide operator restraints and other safety equipment
  • Failure to communicate adequate warnings as to the risks of operation
  • Failure to properly train forklift operator
Whey Ladder and Crane Accidents Occur

While contractors and subcontractors are required to follow federal safety regulations outlined by OSHA, this does not always occur. Even when regulations are followed, circumstances can lead to ladder and crane accidents. There are many reasons why these accidents occur:

  • Failure of operators to communicate with others on the job site
  • Use of improper or defective materials on the job site
  • Failure to properly use stabilizing safety equipment
  • Placement of ladders on unsafe ground
  • Collapse of equipment
  • Failure to communicate adequate warnings as to risk and operation

When we handle forklift, ladder or crane injury cases, our main objective is to maximize the value of your total compensation. To do this, we look for other valid legal claims against persons or entities such as subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers and vendors.

In addition to pursuing worker's compensation claims, construction accident victims may bring personal injury lawsuits if they are injured by dangerous or defective equipment, are not provided appropriate safety equipment, or by the negligence of a third party.

Contact a Miami Forklift Accident Lawyer

Contact our South Florida law offices by calling us at 305-448-8585 or toll free at 877-448-8585 or by contacting us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation. Personal injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience, and we can arrange home and hospital visits to help make things easier for 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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