Employment in the manufacturing industry often involves operating heavy equipment and working in a fast-paced environment, which can put a worker at risk of injury. When a piece of machinery goes awry or someone fails to follow safety protocol, the consequences can be especially disastrous.
If you or someone you love has been hurt on the job, our Minnesota manufacturing accident lawyers are prepared to help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits that you may be owed. Contact the law firm of Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444 to discuss your legal rights and options for recovering workers’ comp benefits.
Manufacturing Accident Practice Areas
A workplace accident can have a lasting effect on your life for years after the injury. You may be burdened with medical bills, lost income from time off work, and other accident-related costs. Our Minnesota manufacturing accident attorneys have experience helping individuals fight for the workers’ comp benefits they need. We are prepared to assist with manufacturing accident claims that are discussed below.
During the course of their jobs, manufacturing workers are often expected to operate heavy equipment and machinery. Frustratingly, though, this equipment and machinery is not always reliable. In fact, equipment malfunctions can happen frequently, and when they do, manufacturing workers can get hurt. Sadly, these injuries can lead to expensive medical bills in addition to lost wages due to time spent in recovery. However, if you are facing these expenses, you do not need to panic. Our Minnesota equipment malfunction lawyers may be able to help.
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall injuries are one of the more common types of accidents that you can suffer in a manufacturing plant due to the possibility of sliding on water, lubricants, or slippery liquids on factory floors. Additionally, you can also suffer if you trip and fall over debris or machinery left on the ground. If you are facing unforeseen costs due to a slip and fall accident at work, we may be able to help you get workers’ comp that you need to recover from your injuries.
Workers in manufacturing companies often suffer from injuries that arise from lifting heavy objects. Because lifting incorporates the entire body, an accident can result in injuries that affect virtually any part of the body. Depending upon the nature of the injury and its severity, a worker may suffer painful effects for months or even years to come, possibly preventing them from working at full capacity.
There are many different issues that could lead to a lifting injury during the course of an individual’s manufacturing employment. Lifting heavy or awkwardly shaped objects can cause harm, but so, too, can the frequent and repetitive lifting of lighter objects. The following injuries may be associated with lifting:
- Back Injuries – Repeated heavy lifting can lead to significant back injuries, causing a worker to be unable to perform his or her normal daily job duties. Back injuries from heavy lifting do not always occur over time, however; they can be sustained from only one heavy lift depending on the size and weight of the object being lifted.
- Shoulder Injuries – Shoulder injuries are some of the least expected injuries associated with manufacturing jobs since construction-related injuries tend to involve heavy or dangerous machinery and chemicals. Many cases of shoulder injury involve permanent damage, so it is important to explore alternative means of financial support if you injure your shoulder on the job. For instance, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation to cover lost wages while you are away from work in recovery.
- Leg Injuries – When a worker injures a leg, this can create a number of challenges. Beyond the need to duplicate whatever work-related action led to the injury, a worker may struggle to simply stand or to remain even basically mobile. The worker may not only suffer physical pain, but could also be required to miss some period of time on the job to allow for treatment and recovery. This can create substantial financial strain for an injured worker and their family.
It is important that you have the freedom and financial support that you need to allow for a proper recovery without worry over financial pressures incurred by your work-related lifting injuries. A successful workers’ compensation claim can help you in this regard.
While the physical pain and trauma associated with an amputation are substantial, they may pale in comparison to the long-term effects of the injury. Amputees often struggle with depression, a loss of self-esteem, and consequent difficulties in maintaining interpersonal relationships. A successful workers’ compensation or disability claim can help victims to obtain financial resources to address:
- Lost wages due to an inability to work
- Surgical costs
- Physical therapy costs
- Prosthetic limbs costs
- Emotional therapy costs
The compassionate and knowledgeable Minnesota manufacturing amputation attorney of Robert Wilson & Associates can help you to ensure that your claim is not derailed by simple procedural errors or improper behavior by your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance company.
Manufacturing is one of the most inherently dangerous vocations in the United States today. Working with dangerous machinery frequently results fatal accidents, leaving families with both the emotional and financial burdens associated with the tragic and premature loss of a loved one. In some cases, these tragedies occur due to the negligence of an employer or a third party. These failures may warrant the consideration of a wrongful death lawsuit. If you have lost a loved one in a manufacturing accident that was caused by the negligence of one or more parties, you may be able to recover financial compensation to help to address the resulting needs.
At Robert Wilson & Associates, we are committed to pursuing the maximum benefits that you are entitled to for your workplace injury. If your injury has resulted in permanent disability, we can help you file a complete and timely claim for additional disability payments. Whether you are seeking assistance with filing your initial claim or you need help contesting a denied claim, we are ready to put our experience to work for you.
For legal advice and assistance regarding your workers’ compensation claim, do not hesitate to contact the Minnesota manufacturing accident attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates today by calling (612) 334-3444.