Tool and Machinery Accidents
Protecting Injured Workers’ Rights Since 1968
Workers in construction, manufacturing, and industrial jobs must use large machinery and power tools every day. Despite safety measures and federal laws to protect workers, devastating injuries happen with alarming frequency.
Working with power tools or machines puts a worker’s arms, hands and fingers at increased risk for injury. However, many types of injuries are possible, including:
- Broken or crushed bones
- Eye injury and loss of vision
- Electric shock
- Deep cuts or lacerations
- Wrongful death may occur if the accident causes severe blood loss, electrocution or infection.
Defects in the design or manufacture of a tool or machine can cause it to malfunction and injure workers. Wear and tear, failure to inspect machines, and failure to do maintenance can also cause accidents. Missing or faulty safety guards may result in electrical accidents or injury from the machine’s moving parts.
Lack of proper training can also put workers at risk. Additional dangers include using the wrong tool for the job and failure to provide safety equipment. We can help you seek compensation from negligent third parties such as the manufacturer of a defective tool or a contractor who was involved in the accident.
Let Us Help You Get to a Better Place
If you or a loved one has been injured because of an unsafe tool or machine, you may be able to collect compensation from the negligent party. At RGLZ, we have nearly 5 decades of experience with work injuries and defective products. Our lawyers can determine the cause of your injury and hold the negligent party liable. To schedule a free consultation with a Long Island or New York City unsafe tool accident injury lawyer, call us at 866-639-5567 or contact us online. We’ll help you get to a better place.