Each year, industrial accidents generate millions in settlements and verdicts for victims. Product liability issues cannot be discounted. In many past incidents, industrial equipment has been found to be inherently flawed. If machinery is found to have a faulty design or missing safety components, victims and their attorneys can file suit against large industrial manufacturers.
Industrial explosions, for example, have occurred due a variety of reasons that included faulty valves, poorly maintained valves, improper valve pressure, dust explosions and combustible material hazards.
The legal options will depend on what caused the industrial accident and injury. If the negligent party was the employer of the worker, the worker may be limited to workers compensation, which usually is not sufficient compensation.
The limited recovery in workers compensation claims, is what it is critical to evaluate all potentially liable companies at the workplace and all potential product liability claims that may have contributed to the injury.
Arc flash accidents are an electrical occurrence when an electrical current deviates from its designated path and travels to another conductor. If a worker is hit by an arc flash or is even near one, they are likely to suffer severe electrical injury.
Anything from dropping a tool to faulty wiring can cause an arc flash accident. Poorly maintained materials or electrical systems can lead to arc flash incidents. An electric shock, burns, fires and damage is likely following an arc flash. Employers are urged to protect workers from arc flash injury, with the following prevention methods:
Our Firm will help you find answers to important questions following an industrial accident. After a life-changing event, it is crucial for individuals and families to recover the financial losses they have suffered to pay for medical costs and lost future earnings.
We aim to hold companies accountable for injuries and accidents that occur due to negligence and poor management. Any lack of training, inferior equipment, failure to maintain equipment, or a failure to protect employees can result in a viable industrial accident lawsuit.
The Lyon Firm reviews injury and workplace accident cases originating in the fracking, oil refinery, transportation, forestry, agriculture, manufacturing, warehousing, fishing, landscaping, and construction industries.
Dangerous work sites put workers at risk of burn injury, laceration, amputation, brain injury, fractures, and toxic exposure.