Industrial accidents can happen unexpectedly, at any time, causing serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. They can be caused by unsafe conditions in the workplace, even when you are correctly following procedures. If you have been hurt in an industrial accident, contact an industrial accident attorney at Malloy Law Offices, LLC today. We know what it takes to win maximum compensation for our clients.
An industrial accident is an incident that occurs in a factory or an industrial or production facility. According to the National Safety Council, manufacturing and production rank among the top five occupations with the highest numbers of workplace injuries resulting in days away from work. Injuries suffered in industrial accidents can range from minor to catastrophic to fatal.
Industrial accidents may be caused by negligent or reckless actions or by unsafe workplace conditions. Factors in violation of OSHA standards that commonly contribute to industrial accidents include:
When equipment malfunctions or proper safety measure are not in place, serious industrial accidents can occur. Common injuries in industrial accidents include:
Most workers injured in on-the-job industrial accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Worker’s comp will pay your medical expenses connected with the injury and partially cover your lost wages if the injury leaves you disabled. However, it will not compensate you for pain and suffering, mental anguish, or other noneconomic losses. After a serious industrial accident, workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to cover your losses.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident and injuries, you may have a personal injury claim for compensation. This type of claim is based on product liability or employer negligence and failure to provide adequate care and protection. In some cases, a personal injury lawsuit may be a better option than a workers’ compensation claim if, for example:
If you have been seriously injured in an industrial accident, call (888) 291-6445 to speak with an industrial accidents lawyer at Malloy Law Offices, LLC as soon as possible. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can advise you of your options under the law.