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Industrial Injuries and Manufacturing Accidents Demand a Tough Workers' Comp Lawyer in NY

Industrial and manufacturing accidents can happen to anyone whose job involves creating products with mechanical, chemical or manual processes. Among the riskier manufacturing sectors in New York City are:

  • Food production
  • Apparel
  • Fabricated metal
  • Furniture
  • Printed materials
  • Plastic and rubber items production
  • Non-metallic mineral production

Any manufacturing employee or machine shop worker can suffer a burn injury due to a chemical spill, heavy lifting injuries, hearing loss from loud factory noises or knee injuries in a defective equipment accident. A lot can go wrong when you're working with big machines like power presses and injection molding equipment.

What is an industrial accident?

An industrial accident is an incident that occurs in a manufacturing or chemical plant, on a construction site, or in any other industrial setting. These types of workplace accidents can include explosions and fires, chemical spills, equipment malfunction, structural failures, electrical accidents, and transportation accidents.

What are common causes of manufacturing accidents?

Manufacturing accidents are often caused by hazardous workplace conditions, lack of safety training provided by employers or failing to provide safety equipment to employees. Examples include:

  • Improper lifting
  • Employee fatigue
  • Poor lighting
  • Dehydration
  • Exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals
  • Slip and fall or trip accidents
  • Machine maintenance errors
  • Accidents with heavy equipment

Sometimes workplace injuries are avoidable when safety protocols are followed. Often, when an employee is injured in a routine machine maintenance-related accident, there is no record of a lockout or tagout on the equipment.

What is the most common machine injury?

Many machine injuries can be fatal. Cleaning industrial mixers, blenders, or conveyors, and installing or disassembling electrical equipment often pose serious risks to employees, especially when safety measures are ignored.

Specific examples of injuries from moving machinery include:

  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Amputations
  • Crushing injuries
  • Entanglement
  • Puncture wounds
  • Electric burns
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries

If you've suffered injuries from a manufacturing industry accident, even if it's chronic repetitive stress pain from doing the same task 40 hours a week, you should file a workers compensation claim as soon as possible—and you should get a machinery accident lawyer. We help clients navigate the complex workers' comp process.

In New York, simply filing for workers’ compensation does not guarantee benefits will be awarded. An incorrectly filled out form or missed deadline can delay or ruin your claim. Many NYC workers end up at a workers’ comp hearing or even appealing a denied claim.

An experienced industrial accident lawyer can investigate your claim, file the correct paperwork, meet legal deadlines, and argue on your behalf to get you the most money for your claim. If your application is rejected, we know what to do next.

What if I lost a loved one in a fatal machine shop accident?

If you lost a loved one due to a machine accident death, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits. These benefits provide financial support to dependents of workers who have died as a result of a workplace accident. To be eligible for such benefits in New York, you must be a child, spouse, or other dependent of the deceased worker.

These benefits cover funeral expenses and a portion of the deceased worker’s average weekly wage. To learn more about how to file a claim for workers’ compensation death benefits, speak to an experienced machinery accident attorney. They can help you explore your options for filing an industrial accident death claim.

Industrial Accidents and Manufacturing Injuries Can End Your Career-We Will Fight For Justice

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano has been helping hard-working New Yorkers like you for over 90 years. We are here to help you recover too. If you lost a loved one in an industrial accident fatality, we will go after workplace death benefits on your behalf. Call us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation with an experienced industrial accident attorney. We serve the entire NYC region, including Staten Island, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx and Manhattan.