Working with industrial machinery or equipment can be dangerous enough. However, when one works with industrial machinery and unsafe working conditions are present, the chances of serious injury become significantly increased. One common dangerous workplace condition that leads to injury involves machine guarding. Specifically, serious injuries can occur when there is a lack of safety guards, or when safety guards are removed from machinery or equipment.
If a worker becomes injured from a lack of safety guards, or because his or her employer removed the required safety guards, that worker may be able to pursue an employer intentional tort. An employer intentional tort claim exists if a company and/or its supervisors act in such a way that they deliberately intend to injure an employee or are substantially certain an employee will be hurt.
At the law offices of Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., our attorneys provide expert legal counsel to those who have suffered workplace injuries as a result of being injured by machinery at their places of employment.
While defective machines do cause some workplace injuries, the reality is that most workplace accidents could be avoided through human proactivity. The majority of workplace injuries that have to do with heavy machinery result from failures on the part of people when it comes to proper maintenance, attaching the right safety guards, and simply not using the machine properly or not paying enough attention. The results of workplace machinery accidents can be especially catastrophic, with outcomes including:
For someone who has just experienced a great trauma and who has little understanding of the complexities of the legal system, workplace accident claims can be especially complicated. From navigating Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines to dealing with workers’ compensation and potentially having to prove the existence of an employer intentional tort, there are very few aspects of workplace injury law that are simple. It is extremely important, then, that you contact a qualified and experienced attorney in order to help you attain recovery without being thwarted by legal complexities.
Skilled personal injury lawyers for factory accidents near Columbus. Our firm has spent years fighting for our clients and consistently achieve success on their behalf. Our firm also has experience working with experts in order to overcome insurance companies’ blame-shifting arguments and refocus your case around who is really at fault. Our manageable case load allows us to focus on our clients’ needs and enables us to work as hard as possible to achieve favorable results.
We provide free consultations and work on contingency fees. We fully understand the financial burdens that can arise from workplace injuries. We offer free consultations and can meet with you at either our downtown Columbus office or our office in Worthington, Ohio. In addition, we also handle workplace injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fee will be a percentage of the overall recovery we are able to help you achieve. If you do not make any recovery, you do not owe us a fee.
Our law firm is award winning. In addition to our earned reputation among clients and colleagues, Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A. has been recognized within Ohio Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, and several other prestigious top trial lawyers groups in Ohio and the United States, such as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum.