What To Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Industrial and Factory Accident
Industrial and factory accidents occur for various reasons. For one, the conditions are not completely safe and the environment is generally fast-paced and labor intensive. It is no surprise that this industry has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and deaths. These workers are exposed to extreme weather conditions, heavy and faulty machinery, flammable chemicals, and unforeseen dangers that cannot always be predicted.
On the surface, it can be difficult to pinpoint who is at fault when accidents do occur. Injured workers are often in a state of disorientation and cannot explain in their own words how the event unfolded. This leaves room for employers to deny responsibility altogether. Our role in protecting workers is driven by irresponsible corporations failing to secure their workers and denying them coverage when they need it most. At the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C., we will be with you from day one and do what is necessary to secure your financial compensation and health benefits.
Types of Industrial and Factory Accidents
Although the technology has improved, the safety and security of workers is always in jeopardy. Even in 2018, the types of accidents that occur at these factories leaves room for injuries. Often, the negligence of employers contributes to unsafe conditions.
Some of the most common industrial and factory accidents include:
- Falling objects. Workers should be trained to take appropriate measures to avoid falling objects but many times despite being cautious, objects fall and injure innocent workers.
- Chemical burns. When chemicals are not stored or handled with the proper security measures, workers can become victims of burns, spills, or inhalation that lead to health complications.
- Improper lifting or overexertion. Over time, an industrial worker who is lifting with a lack of proper physical technique on a daily basis becomes prone to discomfort or serious injuries to the back, spine, neck, and other areas of the body where the pressure is increased.
Causes of Industrial and Factory Accidents
The combination of unsafe conditions, heavy machinery, and a massive amount of physical work make accidents more likely.
Here are some of the causes of these accidents:
- Chemical spills
- Improper storage of chemicals
- Defective machinery
- An employer failing to provide proper instructions or sufficient training on using equipment or managing material
- Failing to enforce mandated security measures
- Overlooking safety hazards
Contact the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C.
If you or a loved one is seeking legal help following an industrial or factory accident, please contact our law office today. Even if you are not sure how to get started, we can answer many of your initial questions. We provide legal assistance in the El Paso, TX area and can be reached at 915-759-0896. Additionally, we have an office located in Hobbs, NM. The number for that office is 575-393-0022.