Equipment Malfunction Dangers
The ability to design, build, and utilize complex equipment and machinery has allowed the industrialized workforce to accomplish truly remarkable feats. This equipment, for all its merits, has the potential to cause severe injury to workers in the event of a malfunction. When these accidents occur while an individual is on the job, it would typically be appropriate for the injured worker to seek workers’ compensation benefits, except in some rare cases where other legal options may be available.
If you have been hurt in a work-related accident involving an equipment malfunction, we can help you to pursue the benefits that you are due under the law. Contact the experienced Minnesota workers’ compensation attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates by calling (612) 334-3444.
Severe Dangers Associated with Malfunction
The potential threat posed to workers by an equipment malfunction will vary considerably according to the nature of the equipment and the kind of failure which occurred. The risk of electrocution, for example, would only accompany equipment that includes some electronic component. Some of the most severe dangers that might be associated with an equipment malfunction are:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries
The medical expenses incurred by initial treatment and ongoing care for any of these are likely to be significant, and workers’ compensation benefits can ensure that an injured worker does not have to bear these burdens.
Do not hesitate to speak with an attorney if you have been hurt by a work-related equipment malfunction. Contact the experienced Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444 today.