Working in any industry comes with its dangers and risks. Even though most harmless jobs like typing can result in long-term injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. However, some work environments create situations in which the danger and risk are greater. Industries that rely on the work of heavy machinery are extra cautious of the workers and machine accidents. There are safety precautions and videos that companies but at the end of the day they are expecting humans to use giant machines. Accidents happen without any foresight, that is the exact definition of an accident. Regardless of safety, machine accidents and they can be costly to the victim and the company.
Machine Accidents aren’t the leading cause of work injuries, but they are dangerous and cause more injury than the frequency of injury. Liberty Mutual reported in their Workplace Safety Index that the United States employers paid $48.6 billion in wage and productivity loss, medical expenses, and administrative expenses. These expenses come from workers compensation claims from those who have been hurt on the job. Another study by Colorado State University suggested that total direct and indirect costs of workplace injuries were $128 billion. These numbers are staggering, but they are planned for yearly. Companies know that accidents are bound to occur. This is why they have insurance.
Machine accidents are more costly than other accident because they cause more traumatic injuries. For example, those who work in the timber industry tend to see accidents offer caused by forklifts. Forklifts cause about 96,000 injuries a year and result in 85 fatalities. Common injuries are lacerations, crushed limbs, hands or fingers, broken bones, amputations, concussions, burns, and at the worse, wrongful deaths. Traumatic injuries to the brain, neck and back are also very common and lead short and long-term disability.
Construction is another industry that works often with heavy machinery. Since machine accidents occur at any time, no one is truly safe regardless of how many safety precautions you take.
What To Do
If you or someone you love as experienced workplace injury due to a machine accident call our Workers Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Corporation in Long Beach. We understand that workers compensation claims are tedious and require a lot of information. Creating a claim means that you are claiming loss of income, medical expenses, and potentially pain and suffering.
Just like any other business, insurance companies are out to make money, not lose it. Insurance claims are just like business transactions: they require negotiations. This is why it is important to contact our Machine Accident Attorney at JML Law, a Professional Corporation in Long Beach. With over 40 years of experience and success, we know what is needed and what is influential in successful claims. Don’t settle for something less than you deserve for your time and your physical injury. Let us do the negotiating while you continue your healing. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start a conversation with us today.
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