Regardless of whether you work on a construction site or in a factory, there are likely a number of machines on-site meant to make your job easier. The issue is that if the machine is not working correctly, has a defect in manufacturing, or is used in the wrong way, these machines can also lead to serious and even life-altering injury.
If you are someone you know has been injured by a machine in the workplace, a personal injury attorney can help you decide what to do next. These professionals have experience representing those who have been seriously injured at work and can offer support and answers to all your questions.
Most Common Machine Injuries
There are all sorts of injuries that can result from a machine, including the following:
- Neck and back injuries
- Electrocution or other electrical injuries
- Scarring and lacerations
- Head trauma and brain injuries
- Inhalation injuries and chemical burns
- Loss of limb and amputation injuries
Personal injury attorneys not only represent those who have been injured. Personal injury attorneys can also help their families if the loved one is lost in an accident.
Safety with Machines Is Important
Injuries resulting from the use of a machine are quite common, but they can also be prevented. There are many rules from OSHA governing safety requirements. The problem is that sometimes the rules are ignored, which puts workers into a situation that can be life-threatening. One of those rules is guarding machines properly, which also happens to be one of the most common OSHA violations.
Compensation for Victims of Machine Related Injuries
Trying to file a claim on your own after a machine injury can be complicated. Thankfully, expert attorneys with experience can help you handle this part of your journey. Many of these experts handle cases involving a large variety of construction equipment such as:
- Rotary hoes and backhoes
- Tractors and bulldozers
- Forklifts and cranes
- Ladders and scaffolds
- Compressors and pumps
- Vertical and horizontal drills
- Graders, crushers, and paving equipment
- Concrete and asphalt equipment
Regardless of your situation, a professional attorney can help you through your case to get the compensation that you deserve. It doesn’t matter if you work in a factory, on a construction site, or in another profession altogether. You deserve compensation and having someone at your side with experience to make the process easier. Get in touch with a professional at Barovick Law for a consultation today.