Employees are entitled to safe working environments, even in inherently hazardous occupations like construction or coal mining. Throughout the years, machines have been introduced into various fields to increase productivity and efficiency, taking the place of multiple workers in favor of operators.
Despite the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations, safeguards, and other safety standards, heavy machinery accidents still occur. Injuries involving heavy machinery accidents can be catastrophic, like losing a limb or being crushed between machines after a slip and fall. Unfortunately, many catastrophic injuries can result in death.
If you have been hurt in a Charleston workplace accident, Salango Law, PLLC can help. Our Charleston heavy machinery accidents attorneys have extensive experience in workplace injury claims. Schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys by contacting us online or calling (304) 342-0512.
Why Choose Salango Law, PLLC
The needs of our clients are our top priority. If a client cannot come to our offices, we will go to their home or hospital room.
At Salango Law, PLLC, we believe every injured accident victim who has suffered due to someone’s careless act deserves skilled representation. We offer free consultations to ensure you have a safe space to explore your options. Call today.
Why You Need a Charleston Heavy Machinery Accident Attorney
Heavy machinery accidents frequently cause serious, life-altering, or catastrophic injuries. At Salango Law, PLLC, we can guide you through the complex workers’ compensation process, ensuring there are no mistakes that could deny or delay your claim.
Additionally, if your heavy machinery accident involves third-party negligence, you may be entitled to more help. Workers’ compensation is limited, covering most of your immediate medical expenses and some lost wages. A personal injury claim allows an injured party to seek full compensation for their injuries, including pain and suffering and loss of future earnings.
What is a third-party negligence claim?
A third-party claim is an additional personal injury claim against another party who is not your employer. For example, if you have been burned due to a defective safety valve, the manufacturer may be partially responsible.
A Charleston heavy machinery accident attorney can help you decipher any third-party claims in your case. Call today.
The Impact of Heavy Machinery Accidents in Charleston
The CDC conducted an in-depth study into heavy machinery accidents, focusing primarily on fatalities, finding;
- Overall, 41% of severe accidents are the result of machine-related injuries
- 83% of deaths occur during machine maintenance
- 48% entanglement in conveyor components
- 14% crushing machines
- 38% sand and gravel machines
The study concluded that one-third of all machine-related injuries and fatalities were from a failure to shut down the machine. The CDC found that an alarm on heavy machinery that would alert the worker when they became too close could have prevented half of the incidents.
Injuries Common in Nonfatal Heavy Machinery Accidents
The most common heavy machinery accident injuries included;
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Blunt force trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered a machine-related injury due to negligence, call Salango Law, PLLC and schedule your free consultation.
Salango Law, PLLC Will Represent Your Rights
If someone’s negligent actions caused your injuries, our Charleston heavy machinery accidents lawyers can help. For over 20 years, the dedicated personal injury attorneys of Salango Law, PLLC, have helped injured workers receive the full compensation they deserve. To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call (304) 342-0512. We will protect your rights so you can focus on your health.