Workers have a right to a safe workplace, and employers have a legal duty to do everything reasonably possible to keep their employees free from injury.
As more businesses implement newer and more efficient technology in the United States, labor has become increasingly automated. Although machines today are more advanced and safer than before, there is still the increased risk of injury anytime a person is operating mechanical equipment or working nearby. This is especially true in the construction industry or in factories, where accidents are common.
Common machine-related accidents in the workplace are often caused by:
Although machines are an integral part of many workplaces, employers often fail to provide the proper care and upkeep that is necessary to maintain the equipment. The consequences of a machine malfunction can be catastrophic, often resulting in permanent and life-changing injuries.
The common causes of machinery accidents are mainly due to:
If you were injured from a machine at work - whether it was your employer's fault or your own - workers' compensation is available to help you cover your losses, including medical treatment and missed wages. If your injury was the result of a third party, we can help you file a personal injury claim.
In the event that your injury makes traveling difficult, we can arrange to visit you in your home or hospital. Our corporate location in Anaheim is conveniently centered to most major cities. We can arrange to send a representative to you while you are healing.
To obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights, please call now for your FREE, no obligation consultation. We are here to help. We’ll provide you with a no obligation.
If you or someone you care about needs representation due to a life changing injury or condition related to California Workers’ Compensation law or personal injury, Humphrey & Associates and our Orange County workers' compensation attorneys are committed to obtaining a fair outcome. We’ll evaluate the potential benefits and compensation you may be legally entitled to. There is no fee until the resolution of the case.
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