Equipment accidents can have many causes. Sometimes an accident is caused by insufficient supervision or a lack of an effective safety plan. Accidents may also be caused by equipment that has a defective design or is improperly maintained.
Most heavy equipment accidents are the result of human error. Examples of common ways in which accidents may occur include:
These accidents may cause serious injury or death to equipment operators, other workers, or visitors or passersby to the site.
When you are injured in an equipment accident on the job, you are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits can cover the medical expenses you face, your lost wages while you recover, and short-term or long-term disability benefits if you are unable to return to work.
Unfortunately, receiving the benefits you are entitled to can be an uphill battle. The more severe your injuries, the harder you may need to fight against the for-profit insurance company and your employer. The insurance carrier may claim you are fully recovered when you are not or that your injuries are not as serious as you claim. This battle is made even more difficult because your employer and their insurance carrier choose the doctor you see and this doctor will decide the severity of your injuries and when you are recovered.
You do not need to go through the workers’ compensation process alone. At WorkInjuryRights.Com™, we will serve as your legal advocate every step of the way, from helping you file your initial claim and building evidence of the severity of your injuries to fighting a denied or undervalued claim.
An equipment accident can leave you with life-changing injuries that may affect your ability to ever work again. The last thing you should be concerned about after an on-the-job accident is financial instability and providing for yourself and your loved ones.
At WorkInjuryRights.Com™, we are here to help. We will help you fight for the full benefits you are entitled to receive. Contact a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer at Work Injury Lawyers today for a free case review.