Many construction and industrial workers in Florida and throughout this nation work with heavy machinery and equipment that is dangerous. This is why they have to be focused and careful while working in order to avoid on-the-job accidents. However, even the most careful employees can be injured at work due to defective equipment and machinery that malfunctions.

When a construction accident or industrial accident occurs due to defective machinery, the user of the equipment or those nearby could be seriously hurt or fatally injured in the process. Some injuries from defective machinery include:

  • Eye injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Arm, hand and finger injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burn injuries
  • Brain injury
  • Death

The Law Offices of David Benenfeld have helped many clients receive compensation for being injured by defective machinery.  We can help you if you have been injured on-the-job in South Florida by any of the below, including:

  • Crane, ladder, or scaffolding collapse
  • Forklifts and front-end loader defects
  • Defective welding equipment
  • Defective compressors and drills
  • Defective power tools
  • Defective voltage detectors
  • Conveyor belt defects (lack of safety shut-offs)
  • Punch press injuries
  • Explosion
  • Defective voltage detectors
  • Lack of safety devices or guards on equipment

This above list is not comprehensive, as you may have been injured by another industrial product at work that you believe was defective. When companies cut corners, fail to put products through rigorous testing, or fail to design and manufacture their products safely, they can be held liable for your injuries. If a mechanical engineer deems the product unsafe and defective, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacture in addition to your Florida workers’ compensation claim.

The Law Offices of David Benenfeld will consult with the appropriate engineers, workplace safety experts and medical experts, to help connect your work accident and injury to the product. We will also file the correct paperwork on your behalf and negotiate with the manufacturer and their insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery while we focus on getting you the compensation that you deserve.

Don’t just rely on what your employer is telling you about the situation. Consult with a trusted attorney who is on your side to find out about your Florida workers’ compensation benefits and filing the appropriate lawsuit. Call Broward County workers’ comp attorney David Benenfeld today for a free consultation at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] and receive a free book: Hurt On the Job in Florida – What Are My Rights?