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.
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.
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.
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.
Our participating attorneys and doctors represent workers in California; Illinois; New York; Pennsylvania; Georgia and Florida.
Our participating lawyers and doctors 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.
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