When an industrial accident causes serious injury or death, and industrial accident lawyer from the Wieand Law Firm, LLC, can represent your best interests and seek the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. Workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s power plants, steel plants, chemical plants, manufacturing plants, machine shops, and construction sites are all exposed to unique work hazards. We also represent foundry workers, carpenters, iron workers, electricians, and auto mechanics. If your life has been changed by a workplace accident, the industrial accident lawyers at our law firm will explain your legal options and advocate on your behalf with the insurance carrier.
Common industrial site accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Heavy Equipment Injuries
- Workplace Fires or explosions
- Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances
- Workplace violence
- Motor vehicle accidents while working
In many cases, an employee who was injured at work may be eligible for workers compensation benefits. Our industrial accident lawyers can also help determine if you may have additional legal options as well, such as eligibility for social security disability, or the option to file a product liability or premises liability lawsuit in civil court.
Causes of Industrial Accident Injuries:
Poorly Lit Areas: Workers in industrial areas may experience poorly lit worksites that reduce visibility and result in accidents with injury.
Temperature-Related Injuries: Workers who work in extreme heat or cold temperatures can suffer injuries. Heat exhaustion can impact workers working in very hot temperatures, whereas frostbite or hypothermia can affect workers in very cold temperatures.
Air and Noise Quality Issues: Some industrial sites have poor ventilation and air quality that can result in breathing difficulties and illness. Underground mines often have problems with air quality. Exposure to noise pollution at industrial sites can result in long-term hearing damage.
Faulty or Poorly Maintained Equipment: Broken or poorly maintained equipment and machinery can result in injuries for the workers operating it.
Lack of Training / Failure to Follow Safety Procedures: Employers who do not properly train workers in workplace and job-specific safety procedures increase the risk of accidents for all workers on the jobsite.
Types of Industrial Accident Injury Claims that we Handle
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries / concussions
- Burn injuries
- Crust injuries and amputations
- Traumatic eye and ear injuries
- Fractured bones
- Sprains and strains
Industrial workers who suffer a moderate or severe injury may experience an extended recovery time and miss many days of work. Some injuries are so severe that the employee becomes permanently disabled. An industrial accident lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm is familiar with these types of workers compensation claims and can help seek compensation for the injured employee that include:
- Payment for medical expenses
- Payment for some lost earnings
- Disability benefits for workers who have been permanently disabled
- Retraining costs for employees who cannot return to their previous job following the injury
- Loss benefits for specific injuries, such as disfigurement for amputation injuries
Workers Compensation and No Fault
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault benefit, which means that the employee does not need to prove that the employer was negligent to file a claim. The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act does not allow an employee to sue their employer or co-workers with a personal injury claim, with very limited exceptions. However, sometimes a third-party claim may be filed in addition to Workers Compensation based on the individual circumstances of your accident. An industrial accident lawyer can review your legal options and explain your options.
Contact an Industrial Accident Lawyer Today
Contact the industrial accident lawyers at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC, today to discuss your workplace injury. Unlike the insurance companies who seek to minimize payouts for injuries, we work with your best interests in mind and seek the maximum possible compensation. Call us at 215-666-777 or send us a message to speak directly to a lawyer.