Industrial Injury Attorney
in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Millions of workers are injured on the job in the United States every year and thousands are killed in fatal workplace accidents. According to OSHA, in 2019, 5,333 workers were killed on the job, more than 14 worker deaths each day in this country. If you or a loved one have suffered a serious workplace injury in Pennsylvania or an injury involving an industrial machine, you need to contact an experienced lawyer for a thorough evaluation of your case.
An Industrial Injury Attorney Can Help You Seek Compensation for Serious Injuries
Falls, work-related transportation accidents, and accidents involving industrial machinery can cause catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries. Faulty equipment or industrial machinery in the workplace can result in injuries to workers, including electrocution, severe burns, amputation, brain and spinal cord injuries, severe crushing injuries, internal injuries, or paralysis, among many other serious injuries. A serious industrial injury or another workplace injury can affect your life and also your family. You need to act quickly to ensure you get experienced legal representation to protect your best interests.
Injuries Can be Caused by Faulty Equipment
When a workplace accident involved a defective or dangerous piece of equipment or a third party, you may have a right to compensation beyond Workers’ Comp in the form of a third-party lawsuit. Many people in Wilkes-Barre and throughout Pennsylvania work with industrial machinery, transportation equipment, construction equipment, and other heavy equipment every day. It is the job of your employer to provide a safe work environment, and this includes safe equipment.
Industrial Machine & Equipment Defects
Defective machinery and equipment is a serious threat to workers. Defects and other safety problems can include improper safety measures, such as a lack of safety guards and other shielding to protect a worker. It can also include defective shut-off switches or lack of an emergency shut-off, defective electrical system, wiring or grounding, defective parts, and a lack of warnings about the dangers of the equipment.
Defective conveyor belts, scaffolding, power tools, cranes, and other heavy equipment can cause serious injuries to Pennsylvania workers. When the equipment manufacturer or industrial machinery supplier is responsible for a defect that leads to an injury or a workplace fatality, it may be possible to file suit for additional compensation. Contact an industrial injury attorney at Distasio, Kowalski & Yelen to learn more.