Industrial Machinery Lawyer
Serving Western New York
Due to the nature of the work, industrial machinery operators in the Buffalo Niagara Region, as elsewhere, have a high risk of sustaining severe injuries on the job. This is because industrial machinery combines a variety of quick moving and potentially dangerous parts that need proper safeguarding. Some of the most hazardous machine parts that are commonly the cause of injury include:
- Unguarded pinch points
- Cutting, shaping and boring components
- Meshing gears and feed mechanisms
- Fast moving belts
- Reciprocating arms
Even smooth, slowly rotating shafts can grip your clothing and cause an arm or leg to move into a compromising position or even be pulled into the machinery itself. When something like this happens, severe industrial machinery injuries can take place. Some of the most prevalent injuries suffered include:
- Crushed fingers or hands
Workers’ compensation benefits cannot fully cover the medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering caused by such dramatic injuries. Accordingly, if the accident was caused due to the negligence of another party, it is often necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the specific circumstances of the accident, a number of entities could be deemed to have acted negligently. The party who is legally responsible for the injury could be the machine manufacturer, the repair company, or another entity somehow related to the accident. If the injury was caused by negligence, then the negligent party should be held liable in court and compensate you for the damages you have incurred.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an industrial machinery accident due to the negligence of another party, we invite you to contact the industrial machinery attorneys at Feroleto Law. Our experienced lawyers will fight for your legal rights and take on the big corporations and insurance companies who will undoubtedly have experienced legal teams at their disposal.