Man Pinned by Bulldozer in Fort Lauderdale
An on the job accident occurred on a construction site at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Officials said that the accident happened on the future site of a new runway when a worker ended up pinned between a bulldozer and his vehicle Tuesday afternoon.
The victim was transported to nearby Broward Health Medical with a non-life-threatening back injury. His identity and his current condition have not been released.
Nobody goes to work with the notion that they may possibly be hurt on the job. Even when a company and their employees take every precaution possible, accidents on the job can happen. In the state of Florida, if you are injured at work you are covered regardless of who was at fault for your injury. Florida law states that you only need to show that you got hurt while doing something work related and during work hours.
This means that for workman’s compensation, you are typically covered if you suffered your accident on the job. If you or a loved one has been injured in an on the job accident, or worse, recovery after the event can be difficult and frustrating. Medical expenses, time off the job to recover and lost income can difficult enough, and having to deal with insurance companies can add to the stress.
Before you sign a statement or anything having to do with insurance claims for a workplace accident, you need experienced advice from an attorney who specializes in accident law. An attorney can make all the difference to you in cases that involve either an on the job accident or accidental death on the job.
The attorney assigned for your specific case is also there to serve as your point of contact for all communications in dealing both with the insurance companies or any other interests involved. We will negotiate the largest possible settlement for you and your loved ones. We have been instrumental in getting our clients in the Miami-Dade area all of the compensation that they are rightfully entitled to. Give us a call with the details of your case and we will outline with you the best possible solution to meet your specific needs. Your initial consultation with our attorneys is both confidential and free.