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Fort Lauderdale Industrial Accident

David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience as a Fort Lauderdale injury attorney successfully representing industrial accident victims, their families and friends who have sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries because of the negligence of an employer, manufacturer, co-worker or other third party.

Industrial accidents are accidents which involve the workplace. These accidents may vary from minor spills to large disasters that affect many people. There are two types of industrial accidents. The first is external accidents, which affect the environment surrounding the accident zone. One example of this the BP oil spill of 2010. This oil spill affected the entire environment surround the spill including wildlife, commerce, and even waterfront property. The second type of industrial accident involves internal accidents. These are accidents affecting the people working within a factory or work-site. An example of this form of accident is mechanical failure where people or workers are injured.

External industrial accidents

Typically, an external industrial accident involves oil or chemical spills, toxic gas leaks, radiation leaks and fires. These accidents are caused by different circumstances such as: human error, mechanical failures, component errors, organizational negligence or shortcuts, defective software or lack of compliance to protocol. Other  causes are natural disasters or outside interference.

Internal industrial accidents

This form of accident includes industrial owned or controlled factors. Examples of such involve machinery items for metalworking, agricultural work, woodworking, printing machines, furnaces, scaffolding, refrigerators, tire-making machines, hand tools or ladders.

Workers Compensation

Under the law, workers compensation typically protects employers from being sued by injured workers. However, there are some areas where liability may be present. For example, if an employer is aware of a work environment being unsafe and does not take the appropriate measures to keep its employees safe, liability can be a factor. If there are complications with machinery, liability may lie with the manufacturer, maintenance company or training company associated with the machine.

Unsafe Conditions

Unsafe conditions are situations which may cause a dangerous work environment. Examples of an unsafe work condition include poor lighting, loud noise, unstable or slippery flooring, exposure to extreme temperatures or hazardous materials, electrical malfunctions or unstable structures.

Industrial accidents involve a very broad category of ailments. From small cuts or bruises to large scale natural disasters that affect many. Over 100 million industrial accidents occur each year across the world. Of these accidents, 20% result in fatality. There are certain industries where fatal injuries are more prevalent, these industries include:

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture

Fort Lauderdale accident attorney David I. Fuchs will represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:

  • Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  • Severe burns
  • Death
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Those injuries caused by a collision with a driver that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs

After an industrial or workplace accident, it is extremely important to call the police to the accident scene and report the accident as soon as possible. After this time, it is crucial to seek immediate medical treatment. Furthermore, it is important to seek Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys for legal counsel to protect your legal rights. You can do so immediately by calling Ft Lauderdale personal injury lawyer David I. Fuchs who will take your call and speak with you about your industrial accident. Attorney David I. Fuchs can fight for you to see that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, any lost wages and medical bills.

Call industrial accident attorney David I. Fuchs at his Ft Lauderdale office Toll Free at (800) 570-2858 for a free consultation to discuss your industrial case. You may also write to lawyer David I. Fuchs by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.”

If you cannot come to our Ft Lauderdale office,  accident lawyer David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you. We speak English and Spanish. Se habla Inglés y Español.

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