Although many work machines are safe and have been used within industry for years or even decades, unfortunately, some work machines pose a serious danger to employees and can cause workers to sustain severe injuries even when the worker is using the machine as instructed. When a person is injured by a work machine, he will not be able to sue his employer – as worker’s compensation laws and claims prevent this type of lawsuit, but he may be able to hold the manufacturer of the faulty machine legally liable for his injuries and losses.
Causes of Work Machine Injuries
Work machine injuries can be caused by:
- Defectively designed machine parts (or the dangerous design of the machine as a whole)
- Improper maintenance of a machine (either due to failure to maintain the machine or to not properly fixing the machine when it is broken)
- Lack of proper instructions regarding how to use the machine
- Failure to warn the public about the risks or dangers associated with using the machine.
Some examples of work machines that have been reported to cause injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Tractors, forklifts, cranes, etc.
- Industrial kitchen or cooking equipment
- Power tools
- Printing presses.
Types of Work Machine Injuries
Work machine injuries can include (but are not limited to):
- Broken bones and internal injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Loss of hearing or eyesight
- Loss of limb.
St. Louis Work Machine Injury Lawsuits
The St. Louis work machine injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in catastrophic injury cases, traffic accident cases, workers’ compensation cases, wrongful death cases, defective product and dangerous drug cases and various other areas of personal injury litigation. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases.
If you have been injured by a work machine and are currently in need of a Missouri and Illinois work machine injury lawyer, we encourage you to email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at (573) 333-3333 for our Missouri office or at (618) 888-8888 for our Illinois office. We offer free consultations.