Types of Work Machine Injuries
Work-related accidents can cause catastrophic injuries to workers and visitors to commercial sites as well. When machines involved in manufacturing or business malfunction, they can cause catastrophic injuries such as:
- Internal injuries
- Work vehicle accidents
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Blindness or loss of hearing
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Crushing injuries
These injuries can result in high medical bills for initial treatment of injuries, but also create more financial burdens for injured workers by rendering them incapable of working and supporting their families. When an industrial accident results in a disabling injury, injured workers need ongoing support and medical care. A personal injury attorney can help injured workers and their families recover from these financial hardships by pursuing a case against the industrial machine manufacturer or employer or negotiating an out of court settlement.
Workers Compensation or Personal Injury Case?
When a work machine malfunctions on the job, an employee should be covered by worker’s compensation insurance. However, sometimes employers carry insufficient policies or fail to carry insurance at all. The negligence of an employer, an individual responsible for maintaining work machines or the manufacturers of those machines may also be responsible for the accident and work machine injury that occurred. In these cases, a personal injury suit may be the best option for an injured worker to get compensated for their injuries. If you or someone you loved has suffered a work machine injury in Colorado, contact a Denver personal injury attorney to discuss your options when it comes to a personal injury case or workers compensation claim. You may be able to get compensation through the courts or thorough a structured settlement.
Your Colorado Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered a work machine injury due to defective industrial machinery or improper maintenance, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer like the seasoned attorneys at the O’Connell Law Firm, P.C., to examine your case and help you get compensated for your medical expenses and lost wages. Our attorneys can also help clients with other personal injury cases involving automobile defects, motor vehicle accidents, dog bites and premises liability cases. Our depth of knowledge and breadth of experience allows us to prepare a successful case.