One of the most dangerous jobs in the United States is work involving the use of machinery. All construction workers are constantly at risk and have to contend with dangerous heights, old equipment, and heavy machinery on a daily basis. This type of work entails dangerous conditions and can result in serious accidents, temporary injuries or even death.
It is estimated that nearly 80 thousand employees are victims of work accidents every year in the United States. These accidents can have physical, financial, and emotional effects that involve not only you, but your whole family as well. At Grupo MedLegal, we can help you through this painful process.
Due to these high statistics, we should be informed and take measures for our protection and safety.
Remember that it’s the obligation of the business where you work to have regular evaluations and implement safety measures to help eliminate work accidents. The type of equipment used for construction work can be very dangerous if it is not well-maintained. The most important thing is to effectively minimize risks.
Some of the safety measures you can take on your own include the following:
If you have any questions about the rules and guidelines for the company where you work, ask your supervisor in charge.
Unfortunately, even with these types of regulations in the workplace, accidents with machinery still happen. Workers handling heavy machinery are at risk for injuries such as amputations, fractures, cuts, burns, and other wounds. However, you can receive workers’ compensation for this type of accident.
Grupo MedLegal has more than 30 years of experience in accidents involving work machinery. Our aim is for our clients to receive the greatest financial remuneration possible. We are backed by professionalism and ethical practices. If you have an accident of this type, do not hesitate to contact us. We will give you legal counsel completely free of charge.
If a person has had an accident, the first thing he or she should do is notify the supervisor or area manager in writing. You should clearly make note of where, when, and how the accident took place. It’s important for the supervisor or manager to investigate the accident, so that the company can be sure that you were actually injured and reported the accident. It’s very difficult to represent yourself in this type of accident. The best thing to do is to hire a lawyer specializing in workplace accidents so that you can be informed about your rights and the process involved for your case.
When the accident happens because of negligence on the part of the company, contractors, workers, or product manufacturers, you can claim compensation for a personal injury due to a work accident. Grupo MedLegal will help you to file your accident claim correctly and in a timely fashion. Our attorneys and doctors represent workers in California; Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New York; New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Florida. At Grupo MedLegal, we won’t charge if you don’t win: no excuses and no exceptions.
We handle all types of accidents, slips, trips, and any type of fall. If you had an accident on a ladder, crane, scaffolding, or elevator; if you were injured using defective equipment or tools; or even if an object in the workplace fell on top of you; by law you should receive workers’ compensation. Each business has an insurance policy for this type of accident. The most important thing is to not let time go by. If you were injured or had a work accident with machinery, you should report it as soon as possible.
Even if someone at your job was careless or reckless, and you had an accident as a result, Grupo MedLegal will help you with filing an injury claim. You need someone confident and assertive to represent you in court so that you can receive the maximum remuneration. Grupo MedLegal has capable attorneys who will help you in a personal and efficient manner.