Industrial machines tend to be made up of a great many different moving parts. These parts can be very dangerous for machine operators, maintenance employees, and construction workers. According to recent statistics, mechanical equipment has been a factor in up to 80% of work-related deaths.
Accidents involving heavy industrial machines can cause catastrophic injuries, including amputations, crushed bones, electrical injuries, explosions, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, blindness, or death.
Unfortunately, many workers are not be properly protected from the hazards that come with operating or maintaining industrial machinery. The proper safety measures may not be in place and workers may lack the training to operate a machine properly and safely. Machinery defects, outdated equipment, inadequate safety adherence policies or standards, and inadequate guarding of the machines are also reasons that industrial machinery accidents happen.
New Safety Measures for Industrial Sector
Federal and Pennsylvania industry standards and regulations mandate that corporations, their company executives, and plant and manager supervisors put in place a number of safety measures to prevent serious injuries and deaths.
While most workers will receive workers’ compensation when they are injured on the job, these benefits frequently do not cover all of the damages and costs that come with a catastrophic injury. Those costs can be especially burdensome if you have been injured as a result of being near or operating industrial or heavy machinery.
You may not be able to file a lawsuit against your employer, but our injury lawyers can determine whether there are any third parties, such as machinery manufacturers, that can be held liable for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, medical costs, and other associated expenses.
Our Philadelphia Accident Attorneys Represent Workers Injured by Defective Machinery
The attorneys at Reiff & Bily are committed to representing the victims of wrongful death and serious injury accidents in Pennsylvania, and we have the resources and experience to take on your machinery accident claim or lawsuit. The injury lawyers at Reiff & Bily work on a contingent fee basis, charging a small percentage of the recovery. There are no fees unless there is a successful recovery. Our experienced attorneys have handled thousands of personal injury cases and have successfully recovered in excess of $150 million dollars from their opponents for physical injuries and emotional damages.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Philadelphia accident attorneys, call us today at (215) 274-0072 or contact us online. One of our attorneys will speak with you personally and explain what the claims process will entail.