Most Common Causes of Heavy Machinery Accidents in the Workplace

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In workplaces such as construction sites, auto shops, manufacturing, and other industrial sites, heavy machinery is a necessity to getting the job done. Although employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees, workplace accidents do still occur. Heavy machinery accidents can happen for many different reasons, so it’s important to contact an attorney to assist you in what to do if it happens to you.

Types of Injuries Sustained From Heavy Machinery

When it comes to the types of potential injuries that can be sustained from heavy machinery accidents, there are many. These injuries can include but is not limited to:

  • Broken bones
  • Loss of limb or body part
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Severe burns

These injuries can sometimes be fatal. These accidents can occur almost instantly without warning, which is what makes heavy machinery injuries more common than they should be. 

Causes of Workplace Injuries

Heavy machinery injuries can occur for multiple reasons, such as one of the machine parts being defective, or improper machine maintenance and cleaning. These issues are so simple and can lead to devastating injuries and workplace accidents. 

Other injuries can come from improper training and instruction on how to use the heavy machine. This is a large factor leading up to many heavy machinery related workplace injuries. Being focused on the job and making sure you and your fellow coworkers are educated on the use of the heavy machinery at your workplace is essential to safety and accident prevention. 

When Should I File For Workplace Injury Compensation?

Your employer should be notified of your workplace injury within 2 months, depending on which state you reside in. States have different laws, processes, and procedures when it comes to filing for compensation. Regardless, it is always best to avoid delay and file immediately.

We Can Help Build Your Case

At Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law, we are prepared to do what it takes to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. With over 20 years of experience, our firm has helped thousands of clients obtain the justice they deserve. With our contingency-fee structure, we don’t get paid unless you do, and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. 

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