Aggressive Pennsylvania Machinery Accident Attorneys Helping Victims and Their Families
Workers at constructions sites and many other workplaces rely on machinery to perform the tasks that they cannot do or cannot do quickly and easily. This machinery can make the humanly impossible possible, save a great deal of time and money and improve productivity and safety in the workplace. But sometimes this machinery is not designed or manufactured properly, is not maintained properly or is used to do something that it is not designed to do. This can result in very serious machinery accidents that claim lives and change the courses of others forever. The Philadelphia machinery accident lawyers at personal injury law firm Cherry Injury Law have many years of experience helping machinery accident victims and their families in the days, weeks, months, and even years after the accident occurred.
It is not uncommon for a machinery accident victim or his or her family to be contacted within days of the accident by the injured worker’s employer or the employer’s insurance company. Unscrupulous employers and insurance companies know that accident victims and their families are profoundly distracted during this time, and they use that vulnerability to try to persuade them to sign documents that they do not fully understand. In the majority of cases, knowing that the employer was negligent, they will offer a modest settlement, and all the victim or family has to do is sign a few papers. Signing these documents usually prevents the victim and family from seeking damages against the employer or their insurance company. This can be a catastrophic decision that they regret later if the family needs more money for medical bills and other expenses.
Machinery accidents can involve many different types of machinery in many different workplaces. Examples of machinery accidents include the following:
- Crane accidents
- Fork lift rollovers
- Missing or faulty safety switches and guards on machines
- Workers losing fingers, hands or arms while working on lathes, slicers, mills, rollers and other equipment
- Machinery backing over workers
- Malfunctioning or poorly maintained equipment that causes injury or death
- Many other types of accidents caused by a wide range of equipment
In machinery accidents, an employer’s negligence can directly contribute to the accident in some way. If the employer is found to be negligent, the accident victim and his or her family may be entitled to receive damages. If you or a close family member has been injured or a family member has been killed in a machinery accident, the Philadelphia machinery accident attorneys at Cherry Injury Law may be able to help. Before you sign anything offered by the employer or their insurance company, contact our personal injury lawyers and know your rights under Pennsylvania law.
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