California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Machinery and Heavy Equipment Injuries
Construction, farming, warehouse operations, maintenance, manufacturing, and many other jobs require the use of heavy machinery. While such powerful equipment makes the job possible, fueling the economy and giving us the products we use on a daily basis, there is a cost. Thousands of factory workers are killed and tens of thousands more are injured every year because of industrial accidents. Close to a thousand workers die in machinery-related accidents alone each year. Employees who are injured by machinery at work–whatever the cause–are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. We’re here to help ensure they get the benefits they deserve.
The workers’ compensation attorney at Invictus Law, P.C. is ready to help fight for your right to workers’ compensation benefits and other forms of recovery after your workplace machinery accident. We’ll investigate the circumstances of your injury, help bolster your workers’ comp claims, and fight for your right to maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Why Do Equipment Accidents Happen?
Industrial workers are exposed to all manner of heavy machinery throughout their employment. Crane operators, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, truck drivers, maintenance workers, and others will come in contact with belt sanders, bulldozers, forklifts, conveyor belts, backhoes, and any number of other pieces of powerful equipment. Any misstep, for any reason, can easily lead to an accident.
Workplace accidents, however, like other accidents, are largely preventable. If everyone was doing their job properly throughout the day, many fewer equipment injuries would occur. While workers’ comp benefits are available for any worker injured on the job (with very limited exceptions), it’s important to identify the root cause of an accident. Depending on who is responsible, the worker may be entitled to additional recovery beyond workers’ comp.
Machinery accidents in the workplace can be caused by any combination of the following factors:
- Lack of safety equipment
- Inadequate training
- Defective machinery
- Poor supervision
- Defective safety equipment
- Unsafe construction site or job design
- Loose wires and other discarded objects
Accidents can occur in any number of ways, from slip and falls to vehicle collisions, getting stuck in between pieces of machinery, falling, rolling, or flying objects, collapsing structures, electrocution, exposure to harmful chemicals, and others. If you’ve been injured by heavy machinery while doing your job duties, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits, and our California workers’ comp attorney can help you maximize your recovery.
We Help Workers Recover After All Manner of Machinery Injuries
At Invictus Law, we’ll fight for your right to maximum compensation after your equipment injury, whether that means workers’ comp or a third-party liability claim. We help injured workers recover after all kinds of machinery injuries, including the following:
- Lacerations and cuts
- Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Crushing injuries
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Degloving injury
- Strains and sprains
- Welder’s eye (corneal flash burns)
Call our California workplace injury legal team after your industrial equipment accident to find out how we can help you get the medical care, lost wages, and other workers’ comp benefits you are owed.
Invictus Law is Ready to Help After Your Workplace Machinery Injury in Orange County and the Inland Empire
If you’ve been injured by heavy machinery while on the job in California and need help securing fast, thorough workers’ compensation benefits, contact an experienced, professional Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711, serving Orange County and the Inland Empire with offices in Orange and Ontario.