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In need of a machinery accident lawyer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia? Machinery accidents can happen to anyone working with heavy machinery although they are more common in factories, with farm equipment, or with construction equipment. Machinery accidents are more common when working with heavy machinery because after a prolonged period of use, machinery users may get too relaxed around equipment and sometimes do not have their usual amount of awareness. Lack of awareness for even a second can cause traumatic injuries such as fingers getting squished in machinery or hair getting pulled into the machinery. That is exactly why there should be safety precautions in place.
According to the National Vital Statistics Report released by the CDC in 2001, approximately 288,450 people are injured on heavy machinery annually, and about 540 are fatally injured. Machinery accidents are most definitely not always the fault of the person who is injured, even if he or she was operating the machinery when the injury occurred. Some machinery accidents can be the fault of others involved such as contractors, equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, property owners, or even supervisors or coworkers. If you were injured while working on a construction site, even if the benefits that worker’s compensation may grant you after your accident are helpful as you recover from your accident and pay your medical bills, you may be entitled to additional compensation through a construction accident claim.
If you were injured while using equipment, you could potentially be entitled to financial compensation through a product liability claim. Depending on the specific laws of the state, you would likely have to prove that the machine malfunctioned, which caused you to incur an injury, and then you could file a lawsuit against the product manufacturer. These types of product liability claims are often hard to carry out, so consider contacting the products liability lawyers at Cohen & Cohen for the details surrounding how and when to file a product liability lawsuit rather than attempting to carry it out on your own.
Whether your accident was while working on a farm, on a construction site, or in a factory, your injury might have been prevented if your worksite was a safer place. Electrical failings, mechanical defects, failure of safety devices, or someone not paying attention while working the machinery causes many machinery injuries. If your injury was caused by someone else’s flawed machinery or someone else’s negligence, you should be and often are eligible for more compensation.
If you or someone you care about was recently injured in a machinery accident, on the job or otherwise, contact the knowledgeable and experienced machinery accident attorneys at Cohen & Cohen. No office can match the professionalism with which your case will be handled as your machinery accident attorney fights for your rights to compensation after your machinery accident. Call the offices of the machinery accident attorney at Cohen & Cohen today and get your situation evaluated to find out how much your product liability claim, construction accident claim, or personal injury claim could be worth.