Machine Accident Lawyers
With increasing productivity and efficiency, many businesses rely upon the use of machines, electronic equipment or power equipment. Yet, when machines fail to work properly or are not maintained effectively, employees are at risk for injury. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports injuries in the workplace relating to machine accidents on a yearly basis, with most accidents attributed to the following:
- Supervision failure
- Inadequate training
- Equipment is defective
- Lack of adequate safety guards
- Improperly serviced machinery
- Lack of protective gear when operating machinery
A wide range of injuries are noted from cuts and lacerations, amputations, crushing injuries and even death.
Because it is the duty of employers to maintain a safe and secure working environment, they may be held responsible when an employee is injured in a work-related machine accident. For example, if an employee is not sufficiently trained to use a machine safely, or if they are not instructed regarding safety protocols, employers can be considered negligent when the employee becomes injured. On the other hand, if an employee is electrocuted due to a machine with improper insulation or guards, the manufacturer, supplier or even the retailer could be considered responsible.
If you’ve been injured on the job in a machine accident, a machine accident lawyer is key to obtaining the benefits you need and deserve. Wern Lawyers in North Charleston maintain a practice focused on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, and we are ready to discuss your injury and claim. Call today for a free evaluation.
We Ensure Injured Workers’ Rights Are Protected
Designed to protect injured workers following a work-related machine accident, South Carolina’s workers’ compensation law entitles employees to medical and wage benefits according to their injury. Yet, even if the employer is clearly at fault, it’s not safe to assume that adequate compensation will be given for expensive medical bills, treatment, lost wages, disability or impairment. For this reason, an attorney with expertise in workers’ compensation law is necessary to ensure that your rights are protected.
A machine-related injury may require surgery, weeks or months of rehabilitation and a considerable amount of time away from work. Additionally, the stress of providing for one’s family can prove overwhelming. Victims may worry about how long their benefits will last and if they will be able to return to work at all. If negligence is suspected, the employee may need someone to investigate on his or her behalf.
Wern Lawyers is positioned to help injured workers by taking into account every aspect of their injury and claim while working for the best outcome possible. Depending on the circumstances involved, employees may receive benefits through workers’ compensation. Even so, victims may also be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim in the event that a third party contributed to the accident.
For peace of mind concerning your case, contact Wern Lawyers in North Charleston today.