Machinery Accidents: An Overview
Almost all workers use some sort of equipment or machinery to do their jobs. The larger, heavier or more complex the machinery becomes, the more training and skill is required to operate it safely and properly. Even with mandatory safety measures in place, machinery accidents can still occur for a number of reasons. Manufacturing defects, mechanical breakdowns, lack of safety guards over moving parts, or other unforeseen circumstances can cause a worker serious injuries without any warning.
Working with any type of complex or heavy machinery on a job carries some risk. Safety regulations and properly maintained equipment are two vital components of preventing injury, but long hours, meeting deadlines, inadequate sleep or food, poor supervision or inadequate training can all contribute to something going wrong. Even under the best of circumstances, heavy machinery can suddenly fail or malfunction. If you have been injured or disabled in a machinery accident at your workplace, such as those involving farm machinery, a forklift, a lawn mower or a warehouse accident, you should consult our skilled team at The Medler Law Firm for a free consultation to review your case and determine your legal options to pursue compensation.
Effects of Machinery Accidents
The likelihood of serious injury increases with the complexity, size and speed of the machinery. With moving parts and high-speed production the most common type of injury caused by machinery is the loss of a body part although other catastrophic injuries can result as well. A crushed finger, mangled arm or loss of a limb can have effects that last a lifetime. These devastating accidents can result in:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Brain trauma
If you are injured, maimed or seriously disabled from a machinery accident and require medical treatment, rehabilitation or become unable to work, our dedicated and effective legal team will work tirelessly on your behalf to represent your interests and protect your rights as the victim of a negligent accident.
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