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In industries such as manufacturing and construction, where workers regularly operate heavy machinery and equipment, the potential for accidents and traumatic injuries remains significant. Despite existing state and federal regulations aimed at ensuring workplace safety, the risk persists. The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach is here to assist if you require a Los Angeles or Encino machine-related injury attorney. Our dedicated team will thoroughly investigate your case and strive to secure the workers’ compensation benefits you rightfully deserve.

Dissecting Machine-Related Accidents

Numerous industries in the Los Angeles and Encino areas rely on heavy machinery and equipment, spanning private industries, government agencies, and contractors. Common machine-related amputation injuries include:

  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Getting caught in between objects
  • Forklift accidents
  • Transportation accidents
  • Explosions
  • Crane accidents
  • Electrocution incidents
  • Chemical burns
  • Oil burn injuries
  • Gas or fuel burn injuries

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Cal/OSHA regulations are in place to prevent machine-related injuries. Businesses are often cited for violations related to machine incidents, including:

  • Poor maintenance: Inadequately maintained machinery can pose safety hazards, such as faulty shutoff valves, inaccessible controls, obstructive lines of sight, missing safety guards, or other compliance issues. Employers are legally obligated to inspect, maintain, and repair all equipment at their worksites.
  • Failure to train or supervise: Employers must ensure that all workers receive proper training to use equipment safely and efficiently. Inadequate training increases the likelihood of equipment- or machinery-related injuries.
  • Careless employers: Negligent employers are a common cause of machine-related accidents. Employers in industries using heavy equipment or dangerous machinery must be familiar with state and federal safety regulations.
  • Equipment defects: Even with proper training and maintenance, serious injuries can occur due to defective equipment. If defective machinery is provided by the manufacturer or supplier, these parties may be liable for resulting injuries.
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Contact Our Machine-Related Injury Lawyers Today

If you've suffered a workplace injury involving heavy machinery or equipment, seeking assistance from a skilled attorney is crucial. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we understand the complexities of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits in California. Our team will investigate every aspect of your case, addressing disputes with your employer or workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Our goal is to ensure you receive full medical coverage, lost wages, and disability benefits if necessary. When you need a Los Angeles or Encino machine-related injury attorney, contact us for a free consultation.