Work Injury Lawyer
You should be safe in your workplace. Unfortunately, some manufacturers of workplace machines place profits over safety, and some employers are more concerned with turning a profit than preventing on-the-job injuries. If you sustained a work injury or lost a loved one to a worksite accident, we may be able to help.
Workplace machines are often large and powerful, but unfortunately they are not always safe. Defective machines may lead to burns, falls, amputation, or even death. Such cases call for a Georgia product liability lawyer. For example, any employee who works with a machine is at risk of machine entanglement, which is when a piece of material gets caught in a rotating part and pulls someone into a machine. This type of accident is especially common in factories. Machine entanglement often results in accidental amputations, such as the loss of an arm or several fingers. If a dangerous or defective machine caused your injury, you may need to pursue a personal injury or product liability claim.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 lists hundreds of standards for protecting employees against injuries. 29 CFR 1910.212 specifically states that employers must use machine guards to prevent injuries. These guards must prevent the parts of a worker’s body from coming into contact with hazardous moving parts. If you suffered an injury at work, we may be able to help.
WORKPLACE FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
On average, workplace explosions and fires injure approximately 5,000 workers each year. In 2012, more than 100 workers died as the result of explosions and fires. Explosions are more likely to occur in certain workplaces: mines, construction sites, manufacturing facilities, chemical plants, and worksites in the oil and gas industry. Most explosions occur when chemicals ignite, but even a build-up of dust inside a grain silo can trigger a serious accident. These injuries can be very serious.
WORK INJURIES AND CONSTRUCTION SITES
WORK INJURY LAWS
OSHA has a lengthy set of standards for construction companies to follow, but not every employer complies with these regulations. Even if a company complies with OSHA standards, there is a risk of equipment malfunction or accidents caused by other workers. There are several issues to consider in a construction injury case, so it’s important to seek advice from an experienced attorney. Our law firm knows how to review the issues in your case and determine the best course of action for you and your family.