Industrial and Construction Accidents
Construction accidents sometimes involve falls from scaffolding or a roof. Working around cranes and other heavy machinery can lead to crush injuries, or electrocution accidents if high power lines are contacted.
If you or a loved one has suffered a work injury we have the experience to help get you the compensation you deserve. Focusing on sources of compensation other than your employer, or on what is called a third party claim, is important and should be done as soon as possible after an injury. It is also important to make decisions in consultation with an attorney who is on your side.
Though industrial accidents frequently involve only a worker’s compensation claim, where industrial accidents result from defectively designed or manufactured equipment, or the negligence of someone besides the employer, the victim may also have a personal injury action. Victims of an industrial accident generally must prove that their injury was caused by negligence if they are seeking to recover from a party other than an employer.
The firm is available to handle construction and industrial accident claims, and fact situations related to construction and industrial accidents include:
- Engine Fire
- Crane Accident
- Scaffolding Fall
- Exposure to Fumes or Toxic Vapors
- Fall from Ladder
- Hazardous Chemical Spill
- Strike from Falling Object or Debris
- Machine Defect
- Equipment Defect
- Failure of Safety Device
- Forklift Accident
- Crush Accidents
- Electrocution due to contact with Electrical Power Lines
- Lifting Accidents
Any type of machinery used in an industrial or factory or construction or agricultural setting may give rise to a claim against the manufacturer or seller if the injury occurs due to a safety related machine defect or the misuse of the machine by another person at the work site. The type of machinery involved in these types of accidents is wide ranging and could include boilers, chemical vats, cooling towers, metalworking machines, woodworking machines, farm equipment, textile machines, tire-making machines, food-making machines, printing machines, lifting equipment, furnaces, refrigerators, freezers, hand tools, bulldozers, backhoes, scrapers, graders, presses, winches, derricks, lift-trucks, sanders, saws, conveyor belts, lathe machines, ladders, scaffolding, and many other types of equipment.
Industrial accidents may give rise to a Worker’s Compensation benefit claim which allows for the recovery of a portion of wages, medical bills, and compensation for long-term disability caused by the actions of an employer or co-worker. Industrial accidents also often permit the filing of a lawsuit against contractors, property owners and their insurance companies. Though the Occupational Safety and Health Act sets forth standards for preventing workplace accidents, and there are many engineering standards which deal with machine safety issues, accidents do happen and the consequences can be catastrophic to victims and their families. Mr. Holub is a Board Certified Civil Trial attorney and very familiar with the industrial accident case. A free consultation is available. You pay nothing up front. Our fees are a percentage of any settlement or court award.