Workplace Injuries Due to Heavy Machinery
Have You Been Hurt, or Has a Loved One Been Killed by a Piece of Heavy Machinery While at Work on a Texas Job Site?
Any time that you work near or around machinery with moving parts, injuries are bound to happen eventually. If you have been injured as a result of an accident that occurred while operating a machine at work contact Grossman Law Offices. We have handled numerous heavy machinery cases and recovered the damages that our clients deserved. We have over twenty years of experience in the practice of personal injury law and have a well-earned reputation for getting positive results for our clients.
Common Methods of being Injured With a Work Machine
All the ways people have managed to injure themselves with work machines are too numerous to list in this article; however there are a number of different ways that are more common than others. The most common workplace machine accidents are:
Hand or fingers getting caught in the machine.
The moving parts of the machine crushing the individual.
When an individual's hair, jewelry, or clothing gets entangled in the machine.
When workers are hit by parts of the machine that are ejected from the machine.
How to Recover Damages for my Injuries?
Texas, unlike most states does not require that all employers subscribe to workers' compensation insurance. Many employers subscribe to workers' compensation insurance as a method of protecting their rights against liability from workplace injuries. Some employers elect not to pay for workers' compensation insurance for various reasons, such as employers that have only a few employees with jobs that have a very low risk of workplace injuries. If your employer has subscribed to workers' compensation protection
you are limited in your recovery to whatever coverage they have chosen to purchase. If your employer has not subscribed to workers' compensation insurance, your employer will be personally liable for your injuries that occurred at work. In these types of situations you will often need to file suit
to get the recovery that you deserve.
Ways to Prevent Accidents
There are methods to limit or eliminate injuries in the work place. Common techniques used to promote worker safety are proper training methods in use of the machine, adequate and safe designing of the machine, use of proper lockout/tagout procedures when repairing or cleaning the machine, and properly maintaining and owning safe and effective equipment.
Getting injured at work can be a confusing experience, you may be experiencing mixed emotions of feeling loyal to your job but also protecting your own rights
. It is important to realize that your recovery should be your only concern. Depending on the severity of your injury you may need financial stability for an extended period of time; we can help you obtain this. The attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have helped thousands of clients get the recovery that they deserved, we can help you too. Call us at 1-855-326-0000 to schedule your free consultation and discuss the merits of your case.
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