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Workplace Machine Accidents

Workplace Machine Accident Lawyers in New York City

Machinery Injuries in the Workplace

Workplace injuries are always troublesome, but there’s one kind of injury that tends to be worse than others: injuries caused by heavy machinery accidents. According to information from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), failure to observe proper machinery and machine-guarding requirements was one of the most frequent violations reported in the construction industry in the fiscal year 2016.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also found that roughly 15% of fatal workplace accidents in 2015 were caused by contact with equipment and objects.² Although safety and construction experts continue to work toward creating more secure workplaces and machinery safety practices, machine-related injuries remain a serious concern in labor-intensive industries.

Types of Machinery Accidents and Injuries

The machine-related risks a worker faces depend upon their industry and the type of machinery they work with on a daily basis. Regardless of the kinds of machines involved, there are several common types of machinery-related accidents:

  • Workers caught between or crushed by heavy equipment.
  • Limbs, appendages, hair, or clothing caught in machinery/gears.
  • Workers struck by moving heavy equipment parts.
  • Slips or falls into unguarded machinery.

As a result of these and other types of machinery accidents, worker injuries can include:

  • Loss of limbs, hands, or feet
  • Paralysis
  • Broken/fractured bones
  • Internal hemorrhaging/organ rupture
  • Burns
  • Bruising, abrasions, and cuts
  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Crushed appendages

In some very severe cases, a machinery accident can even lead to death. Whatever the case, a machinery-related injury is nothing to scoff at. The physical repercussions, medical bills, mental anguish, and loss of income that results can leave you hurting in more than one way.

How a Good New York City Attorney Can Help After a Machinery Accident

If you’ve been involved in a machinery accident of any kind, the advice and guidance of a personal injury lawyer can be invaluable. In many cases, an injured employee can easily obtain a payment from his or her employer’s worker’s compensation insurance policy.

In some cases, however, the payment may be quite insufficient or machinery accident claims may be unexpectedly denied. Whether your case is straightforward or will be something of a battle with the insurance company, a good New York City worker’s compensation lawyer can help you navigate the difficult legal waters of your situation.

Get Expert Representation with Dearie Law’s Construction Accident Lawyers in New York City

Machinery accident lawsuits require a high caliber of representation. Whether you’ve suffered a small finger bone fracture from a pinched hand or are suffering from permanent paralysis as a result of being crushed by a heavy construction vehicle, the professional personal injury lawyers at Dearie Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

To learn more about how a knowledgeable New York construction accident lawyer can help you with your worker’s compensation case, contact us anytime at (212) 970-6500.