Expertise with Catastrophic Injuries on the Job
Power plants, factories, and construction sites are full of hazards that can pose serious danger to workers on a daily basis. When a worker or management is negligent, that can and does lead to catastrophic injuries.
While workers' compensation is available for people who are injured on the job, workers' compensation may not be enough to provide the financial security that is necessary after a serious accident and a debilitating injury.
If you, a friend or a loved one has been involved in a serious industrial accident, the experienced attorneys of Dollar, Burns & Becker provides compassionate and vigorous pursuit of the responsible parties. We help victims and their families obtain full and fair compensation after construction, manufacturing and other kinds of industrial accidents.
We Have the Experience to Get You the Maximum Help Possible
Contrary to what you may have heard, workers' compensation is not the only possible avenue for recovering compensation. We carefully examine all aspects of the accident to identify every factor that caused or contributed to someone’s catastrophic injuries. In many cases, faulty equipment used on the job site can lead to actions against outside suppliers or manufacturers.
- Scaffolding and Harnesses are essential safety equipment for people working at elevated heights. If harnesses are defective, or if improper scaffolding construction causes a collapse, fatal accidents, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result. Scaffolding collapses or tip-overs may indicate design or manufacturing defects. If the scaffolding was installed by a party other than your employer – such as the owner of the scaffolding equipment – the owner may be held responsible.
- Equipment: Cranes, punch presses, forklifts, elevators, and manufacturing equipment are powerful machines. An industrial product malfunction can lead to death by electrocution. Even a small defect, such as a malfunctioning safety latch, can result in a worker losing an arm or hand. When construction or industrial accidents are caused by defective or dangerous products (or products with inadequate warnings), the product manufacturer, engineer, designer, and distributor may be held accountable for injuries or fatalities that result.
- Safety Violations: If you, a friend or a loved one were injured because your employer instructed you to undertake some unreasonably dangerous activity, you may have additional claims beyond workers' compensation. These claims depend a great deal on the exact facts of your case. One of our experienced attorneys will guide you through that process.
Contact Us Immediately Toll-Free at 877-816-2600
If you, a friend or a loved one has been injured in an industrial accident, contact us as soon as possible, ideally within 48 hours. We’ll immediately take action to ensure that vital evidence is preserved that can be crucial to your claim. Initial consultations are free and we work solely on a contingency basis.