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Industrial Machine Accident Compensation Claim
What you need to know for your claim
Industrial Machinery Accidents
Industrial machinery accidents can happen for a number of reasons. It is the responsibility of the employers to ensure the safety of their employees and to maintain and replace (as needed) equipment which may show itself to be faulty or a potential danger to the employees. When such is not done, injury is bound to happen. There are two main causes for industrial machine accidents. These are faulty equipment and the failure to train employees in the proper use of the machinery.
Injuries Caused by Industrial Accidents
As machinery varies tremendously, the potential injuries are numerous. There are a few injuries which are typical in industry machine accidents. These include:
- Crushed Limbs such as hands, legs, and fingers
- Severed Limbs
- Severe Cuts
- Second or Third Degree burns
- Chemical Burns
- Blindness and/or eye damage
These are just a few of the results that can be caused from industry machine accidents. Where the injuries vary in intensity, each may have grounds for a compensation claim if it can be proven that the company failed to comply to the Safety at Work Act of 1974 or if gross negligence can be proven. If you believe that you have sustained injuries due to an industrial machine, you are encouraged to seek the professional diagnosis of a doctor, nurse, medical staff, or practitioner.
Do you have grounds for a compensation claim?
If you have suffered from injuries which resulted in hospitalization, physical therapy, or prolonged treatment you may have grounds for a claim, especially if the injury was the direct result of faulty equipment or from unlicensed operation of the industry equipment.
Those who have lost an appendage as the result of faulty equipment definitively have grounds for a claim.
Those who have suffered from burns, bruises, and cuts may have grounds for a claim if that employee followed the safety procedures established by that company and if the PPE was being used properly by that employee and they still sustained injury.
Any injury sustained from equipment which failed to pass inspections have grounds for a claim. Even if the equipment has been updated and repaired to meet the regulations, the fact that injury occurred from a piece of equipment that was noted to be faulty is grounds to establish a claim in most cases.
Those who have sustained injury due to the lack of training on a dangerous piece of industrial equipment may have grounds for a claim, especially if that individual was not under the supervision of a trained and/or licensed operator of the machinery.
Persons who have had a spouse or immediate family member suffer from a fatal injury as the result of an industrial machine accident definitively has a claim.
Compensation claims must be filed within a particular time frame. There are stipulations and procedures for when and how you can file your claim. The longer that you wait to file your compensation claim the less opt you are to receive the compensation that you desire. Please note that any compensation claim is dependent upon a number of variables including but not limited to : The ability to avoid the injury, the grossness of the negligence, any prior claims against the company, the duration of the injury or the projected duration of the injury, and the time frame from the incurred injury to the filing of the claim.
Negligence claims must establish that the injury could have been avoided if sensible and common procedures were put into place. In cases where specialized practices and procedures were required for the operation of the equipment, it must be shown that the industry failed to comply with such operation procedures.
Any injury sustained through the use of industry machinery should be diagnosed by a licensed medical staff, nurse, doctor, or practitioner. Always follow the treatment set forth by your medical professional regarding your injuries. Documentation of your injuries and your treatment will be an essential part in the filing of your industry machine accident claim. Never attempt to increase an injury in the hopes of gaining higher compensation. This is both illegal and extremely dangerous to your health.
We are here to help you claim compensation
Industry Machine Accidents are a serious and often life changing injury. We understand that this is a traumatic and difficult time for you and will work with you one-on-one to evaluate your case. Should you have questions regarding your rights and/or the process for filing a claim related to industry machine accidents please let us know. Our team of professionals will be more than happy to review the specifics of your injury, evaluate if you have grounds for a claim, and let you know the best options available to get the compensation that you deserve.