Compensation For Manufacturing Accident Injuries
Manufacturing, factory and industrial jobs are safer than they used to be, but workers still suffer traumatic accident and cumulative trauma injuries. From carpal tunnel syndrome to electric shock and amputations, manufacturing injuries can cause temporary or permanent disability. If you have been injured on the job, speak with a lawyer to learn about your options.
At Berger & Michelena, we represent injured workers with workers’ compensation claims and third-party negligence claims. We can represent all types of manufacturing workers, including those who work with auto parts, clothes, food processing and packaging, and in shipping and receiving.
Injuries In The Manufacturing Sector
Manufacturing accidents can have many causes, including defective machinery, wear and tear, failure to inspect machines, and failure to do maintenance. Missing or faulty safety guards can cause electrical accidents and other injuries. Failure to provide adequate training and safety equipment can also put workers at risk for traumatic injuries such as:
- Injuries to arms, hands and fingers
- Broken or crushed bones
- Electric shock and burns
- Deep cuts or lacerations
- Eye injuries and blindness
In addition, repetitive or cumulative trauma injuries are common in manufacturing jobs. Joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons can suffer injury from overuse when workers spend all day lifting, bending, standing or working machinery. You can get workers’ compensation benefits for repetitive trauma injuries if they affect your ability to do your job.
Was your injury caused by a party other than your employer? We may be able to help you seek compensation from a negligent third party such as the manufacturer of a defective machine.