Employer Liability – Workers Compensation LawMachinery and manufacturing equipment are dangerous and can lead to many different injuries and disabilities. Workers are exposed to many safety hazards because of failure to meet proper safety and health guidelines. Such tools are regulated by OSHA. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 OSHA, you have the right to s safe workplace. OSHA Laws require employers to provide all employees with safe working conditions free from known harms. OSHA sets specific standers which must be followed by employers. If injury to employees occurs because of Construction Company or a manufacturing business failure to meet OSHA safety guidelines then your employee may be held responsible for all damages you incurred.
What causes amputations in the Workplace?Severed fingers, hands and legs can be causes by many different accidents in the workplace. Some of the most common causes of employment amputations are as follows.
- Cuts and lacerations from sharp or fast moving objects
- Crush Injuries: Hands or Legs crushed by heavy machinery
- Lack of proper safety procedures
- Lack of proper training
- Poor Maintenance of machinery tools
- Malfunctioning Equipment: Equipment Failure
- Falls from high places
- Burn Injuries leading to medical amputations
- Fallen Objects
- Rollovers of rigs, vans, trucks, and other moving and transport equipment
Jobs which pose the highest risk of amputations and other injuries
- Operating engineers
- Construction equipment operators
- Ground maintenance workers
- Day Laborers: specifically those involved in construction
- Electricians: Electrical power-lice installers and repairers
- Garbage collectors
- Truck Drivers
- Wood manufacturers
- Sheet metal workers
- Air conditioning installers
- Mechanical Power Press Operators
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How to deal with insurance companies regarding your amputation injury:Here are some helpful tips in dealing with insurance adjusters
- Be Careful Who You Talk To – if the other party’s insurance company contacts you, your best response is to not talk to them regarding your injuries or the incidents which took place.
- Contact a Workplace Injury Law Firm: Get in touch with an accident injury attorney and ask him to speak with the other party’s agents. Skilled personal injury attorneys will be able to speak to insurance carriers in a fashion which will not divulge any information which may be harmful to your future compensation.
- Never automatically accept the first estimate or offer you get – jumping the gun on the settlement can be a costly mistake. Contact local accident attorney who is skilled and adept in negotiating with insurance companies. If insurance companies play hardball a skilled and aggressive Injury Attorney will take the defendant to litigation and trial if needed and maximize any potential compensation you are entitled to.
Compensation for your injuries:Full and just compensation for your loss the goal we set for every single one of our clients. If you have suffered an amputated limb you may be entitled to the following.
- Medical costs resulting from hospital and emergency room care, physical therapy, ambulance costs and rehabilitation
- Future medical care
- Loss or income
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and psychological damages
- Punitive damages where the property owners, employers, and managers displayed reckless behavior or gross negligence