Have you suffered an Injury with Work Machinery? We can help!
Machinery is a part of daily life for many workers. Employers try to explain the risks that the operation of these machines brings, but many times accidents happen because the machinery is defective or maintained in an incorrect way, or sometimes because employees are not trained properly. The effects of accidents due to defective machinery are serious and can cause permanent injury or death. If you have suffered injuries in your work with machinery or your loved one has died for the same reason, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the lawyers for defective machinery in the office of Mr. Alejandro Padua to discuss your case in a free and confidential consultation.
Industries that involve the use of Heavy Machinery and Equipment
There are several occupations that involve the use of machinery, but the construction industry is the most dangerous with the handling of machinery. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five worker deaths in the past year was under construction . Other industries and workers that involve the use of dangerous machinery are:
- Factory workers
- Workers of utility and cable companies
- Warehouse employees
- Drivers and delivery workers
- Meat processing workers
- The truck drivers
Each of these industries requires the use of different machinery. However, no matter how large or small the machinery is-if it was made defectively, it can cause permanent damage. The teams commonly involved in accidents include:
- The scaffolding
- Conveyor belts
- The electric tools
- The electric cables
- Glue guns
- Farm equipment
These types of heavy equipment can cause several damages that affect the rest of your life. The machinery is heavy, complicated, and dangerous. If it was made or maintained defectively, the injuries that one can suffer are devastating, such as:
- The loss of body parts
- Head injuries
- Heart attacks
- Broken bones
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Unfair death
Damage Effects of Defective Machinery
Suffering bodily harm from the use of defective machinery complicates one’s life. Depending on the severity of the wound, you may need
hospitalization, surgery, physiotherapy, and several appointments with specialist doctors. In addition to physical and medical damage, many other damages also occur including concerns about the employment guarantee and the expenses of the accident. Most of the time, if you are injured and can not work, it gives you anxiety related to money and lack of salary. For these reasons, it is important to hire an experienced defective machinery accident lawyer, such as Mr. Alejandro Padua, who can navigate the legal process so that you do not have to worry more than you need.
The compensation you may receive includes:
- Medical and hospital expenses reimbursement
- Medical care with specialist doctors
- Payment of lost wages
- Compensation for pain and suffering
Damages and injuries caused by defective machinery can be permanent and catastrophic. Let the machinery injury lawyers , like Mr. Alejandro Padua, help him receive the compensation he deserves. Call 713-900-6424 for your free consultation.
Steps to be taken after a Heavy Equipment Injury Accident
If you have suffered injuries related to heavy equipment, the most important thing is to receive medical attention immediately. After your health is under control, call our office at 713-900-6424 to speak with our heavy equipment injury attorneys. Our attorneys understand the seriousness of these types of accidents and work to earn you the compensation you deserve. The information that will help the lawyer understand and develop his case includes:
- Medical history
- Written record of the events that led to the accident
- Photos of injuries and heavy equipment related to the accident
- The names of witnesses and contact information
- Any video surveillance footage
- Insurance information
This information is not absolutely necessary for the first consultation, but it is good to have it. Your consultation is free, and you do not pay if we do not win your case.
Things to avoid after a Defective Machinery Accident
You should not talk to any insurance company representative after your accident. The insurance representatives do not take your interest into account and try to diminish the damage you have suffered. Neither should you try to solve your accident only, because there are laws and details that only a lawyer can help you navigate properly. Finally, do not be late in contacting a defective heavy equipment lawyer. A case is stronger when it is presented close to the accident date and helps maximize your compensation. Another important issue is the confidentiality of your case. This confidentiality must be maintained during the development of your case, so we advise you not to upload any photo or news on social networks that has to do with your accident.