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Industrial jobs are teeming with hazards. In fact, these occupations are some of the most dangerous jobs around, carrying high risks of accidents and injuries. Many employers and others recognize these dangers and take the proper precautions to try to prevent industrial injuries. Some do not, however.
Whenever oversights or negligence causes industrial accidents, victims can get essential advice, support, and advocacy from a 5-star industrial injury lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. We are proud to represent injured workers in all types of industrial accident and injury cases, and we have decades of experience winning the toughest cases.
No matter the industry or injuries suffered, we are dedicated to helping people just like you navigate the path to compensation and justice — and we are here for you, ready to help 24/7.
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Lax safety protocols, training failures, company culture, and other factors often contribute to industrial accidents and injuries. Most cases, however, involve some type of avoidable negligence and, specifically, at least one of the top 10 safety violations below (source: OSHA):
Falls may involve same-level slip, trip, and falls or falling from an elevated area, like off of a ladder or scaffolding. Each year, around 244,000 industrial workers are hurt in falling accidents. That works out to an average of 668 industrial falling accidents every day (source: NSC).
While these falls can hurt workers in practically any industrial occupation, those in the construction industry have the greatest risk of falling. In fact, construction workers are about 7 times more likely to die in a falling accident than any other industrial worker (source: NSC).
Chemicals, toxins, and volatile materials can result in hazardous exposures when these substances are not properly stored or transported. While hazardous exposures can occur in various occupations, about 1 in every 3 takes place in one of the following industries (source: CDC):
It’s important to point out that industrial hazardous exposures can cause serious public health risks, in addition to worker injury and death.
As a leading cause of death across all industries (and for the public, in general), motor vehicle accidents cause nearly 1 in every 4 fatal industrial injuries (source: CDC). Workers who have the greatest risk of getting hurt in an industrial motor vehicle accident include those in the:
Complex heavy machinery, sometimes in confined spaces, can cause all sorts of industrial accidents and injuries, including (but not limited to):
Chemicals, combustion, and electrical issues can all trigger industrial explosions and fires. In fact, authorities report that, each year in the U.S., there are about 37,910 industrial fires and those incidents cause at least 270 injuries (source: NFPA). Notably, about 1 in every 5 industrial fires is a structural fire, and about 1 in 10 is a vehicle fire.
but they don’t even begin to describe how physically and psychologically traumatic just one severe injury can be. And they don’t do anything to help victims recover and get justice when they’ve been harmed by negligence. The industrial injury lawyers at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can, however. Our team is devoted to providing strategic, tireless advocacy in the pursuit of justice.
Yes — you should contact an industrial injury attorney IF:
Industrial injury cases can yield financial recoveries for past and future losses, as well as economic and non-economic damages. Of course, the causes and severity of the injuries matter because those factors (and others) can impact the type of claim(s) an injured worker can pursue.
In fact, depending on the incident and how it happened, industrial workers could have a workers’ compensation claim and/or a third-party personal injury case.
After an industrial accident, you are not alone. Get answers about your rights and legal options by contacting an experienced industrial injury lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. From simple claims to the most complex litigation, our team is extraordinarily skillful and successful at handing it all while providing the excellent representation every step of the way.
We are proud to offer the same quality of advocacy and personal service that we would expect in your shoes — and we are ready to explain your legal options and the next steps towards seeking full, fair compensation for your injuries and losses.