Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Protecting Workers Injured in Machinery Accidents
Despite safety regulations, industrial workers who use large equipment and machines are still at risk for serious injuries and wrongful death. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics names the manufacturing sector as one of the industries that cause the greatest number of amputations. If you or a loved one has been injured, our attorneys can help.
Large Machinery Can Cause Catastrophic Injury
Accidents can happen to workers during machine inspections, normal production operations and maintenance. Electric shock is a common injury that can occur if there are no safety guards, if the power supply is not grounded or if the cord is damaged. Injuries from electric shock can cause burns or death from electrocution.
Machines with moving parts such as lathes, boring machines, conveyors, grinders, printing presses, rolls, table saws, punch presses and forklifts can cause serious injury or disability. Broken or crushed fingers and hands, arm or leg amputations, and eye injuries are not uncommon. Guards are supposed to be in place to prevent workers from coming into contact with moving parts. Other industrial injuries are caused when workers are crushed in an equipment collapse or pinned by forklifts.
Was a defective machine or industrial equipment failure the cause of your injury? A negligent third party, such as the equipment manufacturer, may be liable. You may be able to collect damages from the negligent party in addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Speak with an experienced Philadelphia work injury attorney to learn more.
Philadelphia Work Injury Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC get Compensation for Workers Injured in Machinery Accidents
McCann & Wall, LLC, represents injured workers and their families in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County. Our firm has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. You can rely on our dedication to you and your family during this difficult time. For a free consultation with our Philadelphia machinery accident lawyers, please call 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221, or contact us online.