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Lack of Guarding Injuries

Attorneys for Workers Who Become Injured Because of Lack of Safety Guarding

Working with industrial machinery or equipment can be dangerous enough. However, when unsafe working conditions are present around industrial machinery, the chances of serious injury become significantly increased. One common dangerous workplace condition that leads to injury every year 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.

At Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., our Columbus workplace injury attorneys offer expert legal assistance to those who have been involved in accidents that result from a lack of safety guarding on machines.

In addition to Workers Compensation Claims, Workers may be able to pursue Additional Claims

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. Often, employer intentional tort claims arise when a person becomes injured because the employer:

  • Removed A Safety Guard on Industrial Machinery
  • Failed to Install Machine Safety Guards
  • Disabled or By-Passed a Safety Feature on Equipment or Machinery
  • Altered or Changed A Safety Feature on Industrial Machinery

When workers become injured from a lack of safety guarding, or because safety guards were removed, we are here to help.

Our attorneys are skilled and achieve favorable results. Pursuing Ohio employer intentional tort claims can be extremely difficult as a result of recent trends in Ohio law. However, having an experienced unsafe workplace lawyer near Columbus can help you navigate these challenges. In addition, our attorneys also are experienced in working with leading workplace industry experts in order to overcome defendant employers’ blame-shifting arguments and know how to establish fault on the employer through applying industry standards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, and other safety standards.

We provide free consultations and work on contingency fees. We also handle Ohio employer intentional tort claims 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 we are unable to make a recovery for you, you do not owe use any attorney fees.

What Damages can I recover?

If you have suffered injuries as a result from a lack of equipment safety guard, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Past, full lost wages
  • Future earning capacity
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Permanency of injury
  • Disability

When determining damages in any lawsuit, various factors may affect your ability in making a recovery. These factors range from the severity of the injury, the degree of fault, the ability to make a recovery from the at-fault entity, and others. Hiring an experienced workplace injury attorney can help in this regard.

Our Columbus Personal Injury Lawyers can Assist you in Your Claims

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a lack of safety guards, please call our firm at (614) 221-4035 to speak with our Columbus unsafe working conditions lawyers.

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