Compensation For Workplace Injuries In Industrial Settings
Most factories, warehouses, auto mechanic shops, and other industrial settings have strict safety protocols in place to protect workers from harm. Nonetheless, these workplaces are notorious for the many risks that they present to employees and other people on site, such as delivery personnel, white collar workers fulfilling tasks there, repair workers and visitors. When industrial workplace accidents happen and injuries occur, an investigation is essential.
At Holland Injury Law, LLC, we have helped many people injured through workplace accidents in industrial facilities to recover compensation over and above workers’ compensation benefits. Make no mistake: a workers’ compensation claim can be very important, especially because of the employer’s or its insurer’s responsibility to provide medical treatment for injuries (for a lifetime if necessary). However, the total benefits available through workers’ compensation are often insufficient overall. Our attorneys are aggressive about pursuing all avenues of recovery for our clients injured in industrial workplace accidents.
How Did It Happen And Who Is Responsible?
An accidental injury in an industrial location may have occurred through one or more of the following circumstances:
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Working at extreme heights
- Unsafe or improperly maintained workspaces
- Flammable or corrosive materials not safely secured
- The use of forklifts and other heavy machinery
- Mechanical malfunctions
- Chemical burns
A detailed investigation may reveal that there was more to an industrial worker’s injuries than a simple accident. A manufacturer, inspector, maintenance provider, repair service provider, subcontractor or careless visitor may have been responsible for injuries or death in an industrial zone. A third-party liability claim against a negligent party can bring additional financial support above and beyond workers’ compensation.
Is The Employer Liable?
An ordinary workers’ compensation claim is essentially an insurance claim and does not require proof that an employer was negligent. However, when an employer is shown to have been grossly negligent, there may be an opening to file an injury lawsuit against that employer separate from the workers’ compensation claim. When you work with Holland Injury Law, you can count on our attorneys to protect your rights just as a wolf protects other members of its pack.
When we represent you after a workplace accident – whether in an industrial setting, an office building or a health care facility – we will deliver fierce and persistent advocacy on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation, call 314-684-8321 or complete an online inquiry form.