Industrial Equipment Injury Lawsuits
Working with industrial equipment comes with significant hazards to a worker’s personal health and safety and can cause debilitating or fatal injuries. Negligent manufacturers, employers, or careless co-workers can be liable for your damages.
Employees injured or killed as a result of an employer’s negligence may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Nearly 80% of heavy equipment fatalities occur among construction crews working on roads, bridges, highways and workers in gas, oil, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing operations.
Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites in the U. S. on any given day.
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We are currently evaluating Industrial Equipment accident injury claims throughout the U. S. Many Industrial Equipment injuries occur due to negligence on the part of one of others involved. When an Industrial injury or accident is caused by another party’s negligence you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in an Industrial accident caused by defective industrial Equipment where you feel you may be entitled to compensation complete the contact form on the right side of page for a free case evaluation.
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Common Types of Industrial Equipment Injuries
Industrial equipment accidents can cause catastrophic, disabling, and fatal personal injuries. A worker could suffer several types of injury in an industrial accident, here are some common injuries:
|Arm Injuries||Hand Injury|
|Asbestos Lung Cancer||Head Injuries|
|Back Injuries||Internal Injuries|
|Black Lung Disease||Leg Injuries|
|Bone Crush||Loss of Fingers|
|Brain Injuries||Loss of Toes|
|Broken Bones||Lumbar Herniations|
|Broken Wrist||Muscle Fatigue|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||Permanent Blindness|
|Catastrophic Injuries||Repetitive Strain Injury|
|Cervical Herniations||Respiratory Illness|
|Chemical Burns||Ruptured Discs|
|Crushed Bones||Ruptured Spleen|
|Electrical Burns||Spinal Cord Injuries|
|Eye Injuries||Spinal Fracture|
|Flavorings-Related Lung Disease||Sprained Joints|
|Foot Injury||Thermal Burns|
|Fractured Ankle||Traumatic Amputations|
|Fractured Heel||Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)|
|Fractured Pelvis||Wrist Fractures|
|Fractured Tibia||Wrongful Death|
OSHA Protections and Industrial Workers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is the federal agency that helps protect the health and safety of U. S. Workers
OSHA enforces provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This federal law guarantees that a workplace environment is free of health hazards, exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise, mechanical dangers, and other workplace risks.
There are about 8 million workplaces in the United States and about 3.8 million Americans suffer from work-related injuries and diseases each year. – OSHA
Federal Law Protects Workers Rights
|Employees can file confidential complaints with OSHA and request inspection of workplace and equipment.|
|Employees can receive copies of tests and monitoring of hazards in their workplace.|
|Employees can report any illness, injuries, or accidents.|
|Employees can speak up about safety problems without fear of retaliation.|
|Employees must be protected from toxic chemical exposure|
|Employees must receive health and safety training.|
|Employers must provide safe machines and equipment.|
|Safety gear and equipment must be provided by your employer.|
|Work logs and records of workplace injuries and illnesses can be inspected.|
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Industrial Equipment Accident Causes
Industrial Equipment and Heavy Machinery accidents can cause serious, life-altering injuries such as amputation, paralysis, serious burn injuries, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In some cases, accidents can also be fatal. Here are the most common causes of industrial accident injuries.
|Absence of Safety Procedures|
|Caught in Equipment|
|Crushed in Collapsing Structure|
|Dangerous Power Tools|
|Defective Agricultural Equipment|
|Defective Baking Equipment|
|Defective Conveyor Belts|
|Defective Food Product Equipment|
|Defective Industrial Ovens|
|Defective Lift Mechanisms|
|Defective Motor Vehicles|
|Defective Packaging Equipment|
|Defective Power Tools|
|Defective Punch Press|
|Defective Roof Decking|
|Defects in The Heavy Machinery Itself|
|Design Flaws in Equipment|
|Equipment Operator Error|
|Failed Safety Harnesses/Restraints|
|Failure to Comply with Required Safety Regulations|
|Failure to Follow Safety Procedures|
|Failure to Properly and Regularly Inspect Machinery|
|Failure to Properly Load Machinery Cargo|
|Failure to Properly Secure Machinery Cargo|
|Failure to Properly Train Operators of The Industrial Equipment|
|Failure to Provide Detailed Instructions About Machine Risks|
|Failure to Provide Detailed Warnings About Risks Machinery|
|Failure to Replace Broken Machine|
|Failure to Replace Worn Machine|
|Failure to Supervise|
|Failure to Train machine Operator|
|Failure to Use Protective Equipment|
|Failure to Warn of Dangers in Use of Equipment|
|Falling Off a Roof|
|Falls from Heights|
|Falls into a Ditch|
|Faulty Electrical Wiring|
|Faulty Machine Design|
|Faulty Shut-Off Switches|
|Flying Rock from Construction Site Blast|
|Improper Machine Maintenance|
|Improper Safety Warnings on Machinery|
|Improperly Guarded Machines|
|Inaccessible Shut-Off Switches|
|Inadequate Safety Policies|
|Industrial Machinery Defects|
|Insufficient Operator Training|
|Lack of Guardrails on Conveyor Belts|
|Lack of Guardrails on Industrial Equipment|
|Lack of Guardrails on Machines|
|Lack of Guardrails on Presses|
|Lack of Guardrails on Saws|
|Lack of Warning in Operating Heavy Machinery|
|Machine Operators Negligence|
|Masonry Wall Collapsed|
|Methane Gas Leak|
|Missing Safety Guards on Machines|
|Mistakes in Manufacturing|
|Not Provided Proper Safety Equipment|
|Poor Equipment Maintenance|
|Poor Machinery Maintenance|
|Repetitive Motion Injuries|
|Rolling or Tipped Vehicles|
|Safety Code Violation|
|Steel Beam Falling from a Crane|
|Struck by a Falling Metal Beam|
|Struck by Equipment|
|Struck by Falling Gravel|
|Struck by Vehicle|
|Struck in Collapsing Structure|
|Toxic Chemical Exposure|
|Tripped in A Hole|
|Underground Storage Tank Explosion|
|Unstable Work Surface|
|Violation of State and Federal Safety Regulations|
|Workplace Slips, Trips & Falls|
Who Can be Held Liable for an Industrial Equipment Injury?
Negligent parties that can be held liable for industrial equipment injuries and accidents may include:
|Distributors of the industrial Equipment|
|Equipment Rental Companies|
Construction & Industrial Equipment Injury Statistics
- In 2019, there were 5,333 fatal work injuries reported in the United States. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics In 2019, workers age 55 and over accounted for 38% of all workplace deaths in the U. S.
- Construction site workers account for 20% of all fatal workplace/industrial accidents.
- 3 million Construction workers are estimated to work on scaffolds each year in the U. S.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reported that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year.
- Construction workers between 25-34 years old are the most likely to be injured in a construction site accident.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 50,000 workers per year die from work-related diseases.
- More than 100 people in the United States die every day because of their work, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO.
- 15% of all claims on workers’ compensation claims are spent on victims of construction accidents.
- About 1,000 construction equipment workers are killed each year while on the job according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- According OSHA, one out of every ten construction workers is injured on the job every year.
- Most construction site injuries involve construction workers’ necks, backs, spines, and trunks.
- Workers between 25 and 34 years old are the most likely to be injured in a construction site accident.
- 2 million workers annually are injured so severely that they need to miss work and need ongoing Medical Care.
- There are more than 40,000 construction injuries in work zones each year.
- Workplace injuries occur to about 5 out of every 100 full time employees.
- Industrial machinery accidents cost U.S. employers nearly $60 billion in workers’ compensation costs Insurance studies show that in 2018. – U.S. insurance company study 2018.
- Nearly 2/3 of all workplace fatalities each year are the result of safety code violations.
- Private industry companies reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019. – Bureau of Labor Statistics
- The most common industrial accidents are construction accidents which accounting for about 20% of all reported workplace injuries.
- Nearly 2/3 of all workplace fatalities were the result of safety code violations. – OSHA Reporting
- About 150,000 construction site accidents are reported each year in the United States – Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Industrial Accident Injury Settlements & Verdicts
- $1.3 Million Settlement: Carpenter fell through roof opening at a construction site.
- $5.9 Million Settlement for bricklayer Injured during a School Renovation Project.
- $6.5 Million Settlement: 2 Iron workers injured when side of building there constructing fell on them.
- $5 Million Verdict: Construction worker falls to ground caused by unsafe scaffold.
- $870,000 Settlement: Electrician falls off unsecured ladder at construction site causing multiple injuries.
- $3.5 Million Settlement: Construction worker crushed by falling wall.
- $2 Million Settlement: Death of a construction worker asphyxiated by methane gas.
- $1.3 Million Settlement: Pipefitter injured in compressed air explosion while connecting pipe.
- $3 Million Settlement: Iron worker injured in crane collapse.
- $12 Million Settlement: Construction worker paralyzed when he was struck by falling construction materials.
- $12.3 million Jury Award – Insulator and Industrial Equipment worker died of malignant Mesothelioma cancer.
- $12.3 million Jury Award – U. S. Steelworker died of occupational asbestos exposure causing malignant Mesothelioma.
- $4 Million Settlement for a construction worker that suffered life-changing burns in an industrial workplace explosion.
- $3 Million Settlement for an Electrician injured from a scaffold collapse causing him to fall 16 feet to the ground.
- $2.8 Million Settlement for a welder that was injured by a falling object on a construction job site.
- $800,000 Settlement: Steelworker sustained a back injury lifting heavy piece of steel
For a Workplace Injury lawsuit to be successful, personal injury lawyers must show that your injury resulted from the negligence of another party. In the case of an industrial accident Injury lawsuit victims and immediate family members have the right to file a personal injury and wrongful death claim.
List of Industrial Plant Workers Exposed to Asbestos
More than 4.1 million people in the United States suffer a workplace injury or occupational illness each year.
Inside Office Laborers and Workplace Injuries
Industrial workers are mostly injured working at outside job sites, plants, and factories. Many workplace accidents occur inside of company offices. Office workers injured on the job can include;
|Administrative Aides||Data Entry Workers|
|Analysts||Human Resource Workers|
|Billing & Posting Workers||Planners|
|Book & Record-Keeping||Public Relation Workers|
|Chief Executive Officers||Representatives|
|Collectors||Secretary – Secretaries|
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List of Industrial Plant Work & Labor Duties
More than 150 workers in the United States die every day because of workplace injuries.
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?
Asbestos companies that have filed for bankruptcy protection have established asbestos trust funds to pay claims. There are about 65 active Asbestos Trust Funds totaling more than 30 billion.
Since the mid-1980s more than 100 Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Funds have been established in the U.S. At least a dozen trust funds have equities exceeding $1 billion.
More than 30 billion dollars is currently available for distribution to qualified applicants. Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Funds have set criteria of values they pay to qualified claimants.
Asbestos Trust Funds have paid out $18 billion for more than 3 million claims!
Industrial Equipment Injury Damages
When industrial manufacturing companies are negligent with improper equipment maintenance, structural maintenance, design flaws, and defective parts they can be held liable for injuries caused to innocent people that suffer serious injuries or death.
Victims in injury-related claims are entitled to damages including:
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