Encino Machine Related Injury Attorney

Industries such as manufacturing and construction require workers to use or operate around heavy machinery and equipment. While there are certain state and federal regulations in place to protect workers and make these workplaces safe, there is still a significant degree of risk. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles or Encino machine-related injury attorney by your side. Our team will conduct an investigation into the case and work to ensure that you receive your rightful workers compensation benefits.

Understanding Machine-Related Accidents

There are various industries in and around Los Angeles and Encino that use heavy machinery and equipment. This includes various types of private industries as well as government agencies and contractors. Some of the most common machine-related accidents involve the following types of incidents:

  • 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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Cal/OSHA place significant regulations on companies in order to prevent machine-related injuries from occurring. Some of the most common violations that businesses are cited for pertaining to machine-related incidents include:

  • Poor with maintenance: Poorly maintained machinery or equipment could lead to safety hazards such as faulty shutoff valves, inaccessible controls, obstructive lines of sight, missing safety guards, or other non-compliance issues. Every employer has a legal duty to inspect, maintain, and repair all equipment and machinery at their worksite.
  • Failure to train or supervise: It is an employer’s duty to ensure that all workers are properly trained to safely and efficiently use equipment and machinery. A lack of training will inevitably lead to an equipment- or machinery-related injury.
  • Careless employers: Careless employers are a common cause of equipment in machine-related accidents. Employers in industries that use heavy equipment or dangerous machinery must know and understand all state and federal regulations regarding safety guidelines.
  • Equipment defects: There are times when employers and their workers do everything the correct way, but serious injuries occur due to defective equipment. If an employer receives a piece of equipment or defective machinery for the manufacturer or a supplier, then those other parties may be held liable for any injuries

Contact our machine-related injury lawyers today

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a workplace injury caused by heavy machinery or equipment, you may need to seek assistance from a skilled attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we understand the challenges that arise when trying to secure workers compensation benefits in California. Our team will investigate every aspect of your case and clear up any disputes between you and your employer or workers compensation insurance carrier. We want to ensure that you receive your right full medical coverage, lost wages, and disability benefits if necessary. When you need a Los Angeles or Encino machine-related injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.

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