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Crane collapse shows danger of construction accidents

Florida construction workers are undoubtedly aware of the dangers they face every day. Whether it is working at great heights, operating heavy machinery, driving large vehicles or trusting others with their lives, construction accidents can cause brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, cuts, lost limbs and wrongful death. Those who are hurt in a construction accidents must know what they will face after the accident has occurred. Lost time at work, lost wages, long-term hospitalization and worse can happen. Often, a personal injury lawsuit is necessary to cover for all that was lost.

A man operating a crane was seriously injured when it toppled over and he fell from an overpass. The accident occurred in the morning on an overpass of an expressway. According to the fire department, the man fell 30 feet as the crane, which had been on a flatbed truck, fell. He was working the crane from controls on the truck. He fell to the pavement below. Fortunately, he was not hit by passing cars. He was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

When a worker is injured while doing construction, he or she will have workers' compensation benefits to cover for some of the costs including lost pay and medical expenses. However, there is a limit to workers' compensation and some whose injuries are significant find themselves in financial and personal turmoil because of mounting medical expenses and the inability to work. They might need a long hospital stay, surgeries, treatment, rehabilitation, medication and more. Getting back to work can be problematic and they could need help throughout the day, placing stress on the family. Seeking compensation through a legal filing is frequently the only alternative.

In this incident, a man who was operating a crane was thrown from an overpass when the crane tipped over. He was severely injured and hospitalized. For him and his family, it is crucial to consider a legal filing to help them with all they are facing. Having legal assistance in considering a lawsuit is essential to pursue a case.

Source:, "Construction worker falls from crane on Dolphin Expressway," Peter Burke, Oct. 11, 2017

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