Factory Accidents

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
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Blindness

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.

Industrial Accident in Buffalo, New York

What are the common causes of industrial accidents?

Industrial accident injuries in the Buffalo Niagara Region can be caused by a variety of factors. These accidents usually involve malfunctioning equipment, gas explosions, chemical spills, and electrocution.

What are some of the most common industrial accident injuries?

Due to the amount of dangerous mechanical equipment and materials workers are exposed to on the job, it is not unusual for industrial accidents to cause broken bones, amputations, severe lacerations, brain injuries, spine injuries, serious burns, and partial amputations.

Who can be held liable in industrial accident lawsuits?

This will depend on how and why the accident took place. If equipment malfunctioned, the manufacturer or maintenance company could be held liable. According to the specifics of the case, other parties could also be held liable.

Does workers compensation cover injuries caused by industrial accidents?

It will cover at least a percentage of the damages unless the victim was injured while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, was breaking the law or was violating a company policy when the injury took place.

What damages can a victim recover in an industrial accident lawsuit?

If another party, other than the worker’s employer, was found to be negligent, the victim can sue for current and future medical bills, current and future lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an industrial accident in the Buffalo Niagara Region, we invite you to contact the industrial accident lawyers of Feroleto Law today. We have decades of experience representing clients in cases like this and understand the legal process which ensures that you are fairly compensated for the damages that you have incurred.

We work on a contingency basis only, so please don’t hesitate to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with us right now. We operate on a no recovery, no fee basis, so please don’t hesitate to schedule a complimentary case evaluation at our Buffalo office today. Call (716) 854-0700.