When A Dangerous Machine Leaves A Worker Injured
Whether in manufacturing, maintenance, repairs or construction, heavy and fast-moving machines are a vital part of many occupations. Frequent contact between workers and hazardous devices occasionally leads to machine accidents and injuries, including:
An injured worker can usually receive workers’ compensation benefits that pay for medical care and partially compensate the employee for lost wages. However, workers’ compensation does not account for pain and suffering. Also, many employees injured by machinery on the job do not recover enough from workers’ compensation alone to make up for all losses.
Other sources of recovery may include a third-party liability claim against a manufacturer of defective equipment or another person or organization besides the employer. When a serious injury sidelines someone from being able to work for a year or longer, Social Security Disability benefits may also fill some financial gaps.
Whatever the details behind your workplace injury caused by a machine, Baehman Law in Woodbury is a valuable resource. Our attorneys personally handle injury claims and lawsuits for our clients in and beyond the St. Paul metro area. We have helped many injured workers find new hope again through fair compensation after serious on-the-job injuries.
What You Can Expect
When you work with our law firm after a workplace accident involving machinery, we will investigate all aspects of your case, including:
- The extent of your injuries
- Your prognosis
- The impact of your injuries on your daily life
- What you are lacking that workers’ compensation benefits do not account for
- The circumstances that caused the accident
- The condition of the machine(s) involved
- A review of every person or company that may have had a role in your accident
With this information and more, the attorneys at Baehman Law will prepare claims to bring to insurers, lawyers, a jury and a judge. We will prepare your case as if for trial. Most injury cases do not go to trial, but with thorough preparation of evidence and arguments, our firm lets legal opponents know we are ready to go before a judge if necessary.