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Industrial Accident Lawsuits: What are They?

Industrial Accident Lawsuits: What are They?
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

Most people do not expect to go to work and experience potential dangers. Unfortunately, some occupations put you at risk for some of the most catastrophic injuries. Around the San Francisco Bay Area, industrial workers are familiar with these risks because of the occupational hazards they encounter daily. If you’re in this field, you could suffer harm on the job for multiple reasons.

If you suffer serious injuries at an industrial site, you need to know how the accident occurred, who is responsible for your damages, and what you can do to recover.

Here are some of the most common industrial accidents that occur:

If you suffer an injury in an industrial workplace, you deserve to have your rights protected. Read more about these types of accidents below.

Call our firm at (925) 275-5592 to discuss your options.

Accidents Involving Cranes, Forklifts, Scaffolding, and Ladders

Many industrial work sites are full of cranes, forklifts, scaffolding, ladders, and other equipment you may use to get the job done. It’s the responsibility of the employer and their contractors to ensure all machinery and equipment are in safe and working condition.

Employers must also ensure that employees receive the necessary training to operate these machines without creating unreasonable risks of harm. Unfortunately, many mistakes occur because of negligence. You may suffer injuries because your employer doesn’t maintain equipment, provide safety equipment, or train others to use equipment safely.

Explosions and Burns from Flames and Chemicals

Many industrial work sites use chemicals and other flammable gases. Unfortunately, just having these elements present creates cause for concern, leaving you facing the dangers of an explosion and potential burn injuries. Because of the immediate danger you face as a worker, industrial companies must handle chemicals and gases properly at all times.

Some dangerous chemicals can include:

  • Acids
  • Solvents
  • Detergents
  • Bleaches

Your employer must offer workers safety gear to help reduce the risk of exposure to these hazardous chemicals. If you don’t have safety goggles, gloves, clothing, equipment, and other gear, you can suffer significant harm.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Because there can be loose equipment, wires, and slippery substances when traversing industrial sites, it’s easy to understand how potential dangers can cause a slip and fall. These types of accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and more.

You should understand the dangers involved in the workplace. Make sure you are paying close attention to items that may be lying on the ground. You may also suffer slip and fall injuries because of open trenches, unnecessary toe boards, etc…

If you are seriously injured in an industrial accident, it is crucial to speak with an attorney about who you can hold responsible and which damages you may recover.

Our Walnut Creek industrial accident lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights. We can take legal action against the responsible parties, working hard to build a strong case on your behalf. We’ll fight to pursue the justice and compensation you need.

At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, we’ve spent the last 40+ years protecting people just like you. We know what it takes to prepare for trial, go against large corporations, and fight for what’s right. Trust us to be your voice during a challenging time and put your best interests first.

Call our firm today at (925) 275-5592. We offer free consultations so you can speak with a legal professional about your rights and options before deciding to move forward with a claim and potential lawsuit.

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