Industrial Accident – Coffey Trial Law
Industrial Accident Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
Hard working people just like you are injured in industrial accidents everyday. Amazingly, over 1,000 people die annually, in the United States alone, due to industrial accidents. Thousands more are injured each year in industrial accidents. Some industrial accident injuries are minor while others are catastrophic injuries. Overseas, the accident rates are much higher since our strict labor laws and standards imposed by OSHA are not mandatory. In South Florida and across the United States, industrial accident injuries are usually due to the negligence of one company, or more than one company, because of how they are operating and doing business. Often times, it is the simple failure to follow safety standards set forth by OSHA that causes an industrial accident. On other occasions, it is a failure to provide proper training to employees that results in an industrial accident. Whether an injury occurs at one of our seaports, like in the Everglades, in Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Canaveral, Jacksonville, Key West, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Pensacola, or our airports (like Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Palm Beach International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and Tampa International Airport), or an oil refinery in the Bahamas, a construction site, a Florida Power and Light or TECO power plant, a mining operation, a dredging operation, a cement plant, along our highways and roadways, along our rail lines or any other type of industrial facility – it is important that you remember that you are not without hope. You are not alone if your are the victim of an industrial accident. By calling a South Florida industrial accident lawyer, you will be able to fight for the maximum monetary compensation that you deserve.
Practice – Industrial Injury and Accident Claims in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Experience matters, and the attorneys at Coffey Trial Law have successfully recovered millions of dollars for those of our clients who have been involved with industrial accidents. Each case is unique, and our knowledge and experience in working with labor laws, OSHA regulations, as well as local law-enforcement, and our understanding of many of the South Florida industrial operations are all just a few of the reasons to hire the attorneys at Coffey Trial Law. We take on complex industrial accident cases, and you will not pay us a penny unless we win a recovery for you in your industrial accident case. This is because we work on a contingency fee basis. This is our guarantee to you: Be confident that we will develop a roadmap so that you will understand how the process works in order to obtain the maximum financial recovery for your industrial injury accident. Below are summaries of some of the most common types of industrial accident cases that we are presently investigating. This information is by no means complete, but should serve as a starting point for you to educate yourself on the road to recovery.
Catastrophic injuries are caused by industrial accidents such as the following: Chemical leaks, fires, explosions, forklift accidents, construction site accidents, motor vehicle accidents, equipment accidents, and building collapses. Explosions can be triggered when there is poor containment and management of hazardous materials. Fires can result from electrical malfunctions, combustion of flammable substances and chemical particles, as well as gas and oil explosions. Collapse accidents can involve disintegration of construction canopies and trenches that have been dug for excavation, collapse of unstable roofing structures inside buildings under construction, or during demolition.
If you or a loved one has been injured while on the job, there are several different routes that you could take to fight for a just amount of compensation. This could mean anything from pursuing a maritime claim to filing a product liability claim, workers’ compensation claim, or even one involving a wrongful death. At our firm, we are well-versed in all types of personal injury claims and will do everything possible to help you fight for your just outcome.
Industrial construction sites are full of hazards that can severely injure or kill workers. There are serious risks of industrial accidents involving falls from scaffolding and ladders, collapse of construction frameworks and trenches, injuries due to falling debris, and dangers from defective tools and construction equipment, including: Pulleys, conveyors, hoists, etc.
Health & Safety
Employers have a responsibility to their employees to ensure that the workplace is as safe an environment as possible. This means not just seeking to prevent accidents, but to create a situation that is best suited towards promoting the safety and well-being of all workers.
Due to the nature of industrial facilities, accidents are no rarity. This, however, does not mean that they should be blindly accepted. If you have recently been injured in an accident and have been left with catastrophic injuries, you deserve to be fully compensated. Regardless of whether the injury stemmed from a refinery explosion, exposure to toxic chemicals, or even a construction accident – you can be confident knowing that our firm will be there to protect you.
Ramp workers, truck drivers, mechanics, pilots, luggage handlers, and many other hard working people are hurt at our airports every day. Some of the airports where we work to help clients are:
- MIA – Miami International Airport
- FLL – Fort Lauderdale International Airport
- PBI – Palm Beach International Airport
- MCO – Orlando International Airport
- TPA – Tampa International Airport
Mining accidents are some of the most devastating industrial accidents and can involve severe injuries and, often, heavy fatalities. These accidents can occur due to an explosion inside a mine, leakage of chemicals and gases, flooding of mines, or collapse of the mine roof. Mining accidents can be attributed to malfunctioning equipment, lack of adequate training, or lack of supervision – all of which are responsibilities of the employer.
In many cases, the negligence of a plant owner to follow proper safety regulations and the failure to pursue proper risk management can result in catastrophic plant explosions. Whether you have suffered severe personal injuries or have sustained property damage as a result, you could have grounds to seek financial compensation. Among industrial accidents, refinery explosions tend to make front-page news because of their link to the high-profile petrochemical industry and because of the massive, often publicly visible devastations they can cause. These accidents occur as a result of hazardous practices and conditions that increase the risk of an explosion. These conditions include: Placement of atmospheric vents on pressure units, inability to manage hazardous gases, and poor management of alarm systems. Moreover, workers may be inadequately trained in the prevention of accidents, and there may be inadequate emergency response systems.
The construction, building materials, mining, and plastics industries involve the use of chemicals or the release of byproducts that can adversely impact workers’ health. Exposure to chemicals in the workplace can be either through skin penetration or inhalation of gases and vapors. Workers at petrochemical plants and oil refineries may be exposed to benzene: A colorless, odorless liquid, which has been linked to blood disorders, including various forms of leukemia and anemia. They might also endure exposure to asbestos, which was widely used in the construction industry a few decades ago, leaving thousands of workers battling mesothelioma (a hardening of the lining of the lungs) and other serious – and sometimes fatal – lung diseases.
With as much time as we spend at our jobs, it is no surprise to learn that some of the most catastrophic injuries and accidents occur there. From crushing injuries to head injuries, brain injuries, amputation, eye injuries, neck/back injuries, and even injuries sustained from blunt force trauma – these are injuries that can be life-altering in nature. If you are looking to file a claim or to seek your deserved benefits under workers’ compensation, do not hesitate to give us a call.
Since the passing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, there has been a noticeable reduction in the amount of injuries and accidents that were sustained while on the job. This, however, does not mean that work-related accidents do not ever occur at all. From slip and fall accidents to electrocution, toxic exposure and falling objects, these types of accidents are all too common and can leave the victim suffering from serious consequences.
Employee Safety Resources
While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) creates and puts safety regulations in place, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent sickness in job environments.
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