Machine-Related Work Injuries
Employers rely heavily on machinery for nearly every aspect of work. Unfortunately, all too often workers suffer serious injuries due to negligence or defect. A claim may be handled through worker’s compensation, but if a third party is responsible, such as the manufacturer of the device, a New Jersey work injury lawyer may help the client with a personal injury claim.
Common Causes of Accidents
Trades use forklifts, grinders, lathes, boilers, and many other types of machinery. Among the more common accidents are those which occur from:
- Debris flying off as parts are machined
- Machine malfunction
- Defect in manufacture
- Misuse of the machine
- Failure to abide by safety procedures
A New Jersey injury lawyer will ascertain the cause of the accident and help the client in a claim against the responsible party. Among third parties that may be liable are the manufacturer, the company that installed the machine, or a contracting company.
Injuries can include damage to eyes, cuts and lacerations, broken bones, loss of limbs, disfigurement, severe burns—even back, neck, and brain damage. Victims may need long-term medical treatment. In some instances they may never be able to work again.
If You Have Been Injured
If you are hurt on the job, talk with a New Jersey work injury lawyer. Dan Matrafajlo is an experienced lawyer who will fight to help you gain compensation, including lost wages, medical costs, pain, suffering, and more. Call 908-248-4404 today to arrange a free consultation.