Industrial workplaces are filled with dangerous machinery and heavy equipment. A serious accident involving hazardous machinery can leave an innocent worker permanently disabled or killed.
When machine accidents happen in Ohio, you can turn to our experienced, skilled, and highly successful Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers for help. Let us get everything you deserve.
Call Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA at (419) 625-7770 for a free, no-risk consultation.
You Deserve a Safe Place to Work
You rely on your employer to provide a safe working environment. They should ensure that you have the right equipment and the proper training. When an employer fails to do so, employees and their families may be entitled to compensation.
Heavy machine accidents often involve catastrophic injuries, like loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries, or wrongful death. When you contact our experienced specialists in workers’ compensation at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA, your case will be in compassionate and capable hands.
Call us at (419) 625-7770 to speak with one of our Ohio workers’ compensation attorneys today. Together we will make the right choices regarding your situation so your future is financially secure.
Common Causes of Dangerous Machinery Accidents
When dangerous machinery is used in the workplace, a small mistake or product defect can lead to serious injury, disability, or even wrongful death. Some of the most common injuries we see from accidents involving dangerous machinery and heavy equipment include:
- Crushed limbs, hands or fingers
- Broken bones
- Electrical burns
- Wrongful death
These injuries may require long-term medical care, physical therapy, and maybe home modifictions. Significant medical expenses will follow and your injuries will likley prevent you from working -at least temporarily. They may also result in permanent physical impairment.
When dangerous machine accidents are caused by the negligence of an employer or other third-party, there is no excuse. And you deserve to recover compensation for your losses.
Dangerous Machine Accidents Caused By Negligence
Negligence and failure to live up to safety recommendations in the worcplace is preventable and always tragic. But when dangerous machinery is involved, the results can be truly devastating.
Dangerous machinery must comply with specific safety requirements as issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency that enforces workplace safety regulations, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
While most employers follow guidelines for inspecting and maintaining equipment, some overlook maintenance, disregard worker concerns, and even fail to put proper safety procedures in place.
When this happens, workers are usually entitled to additional compensation outside of normal workers’ compensation. Because of your employer’s lack of proper care, if you are injured by improperly maintained or unsafe heavy machinery, you can make a separate claim for violating specific safety requirements (VSSR).
A VSSR award is essentially a fault-based penalty for not maintaining a safe workplace. This additional award can be for anywhere between 15 % to 50 % of all compensation paid in the original workers’ compensation claim, depending on how serious the breach of safety protocol. In cases where dangerous machinery or heavy equipment is involved, this amount can be quite large.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
After your accident, you must file the proper paperwork and go through all proper procedures to successfully get your workers’ compensation claim paid out. This is often a large burden on an injured worker.
After a serious injury, you should be focusing on resting and recovering — not worrying about dealing with insurance companies and the negligent third-parties responsible for your accident. That’s where an Ohio workers’ compensation attorney can help.
At Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA, we have decades of experience successfully handling workmans’ comp claims for injured Ohio workers.
Through a workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to obtain payment of the following:
- Medical benefits
- Wage loss benefits
- Rehabilitation benefits
- Disability benefits
When seeking damages from a negligent third party, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earning ability
- Physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
When you work with our attorneys, we do everything necessary to successfully help with your financial recovery. We’ve helped countless Ohio workers get their medical bills and lost wages paid so that their families and their futures are secure following a devastating accident.
At Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Zeiher Co. LPA, we never give up until our client is fully compensated to the extent they deserve. We promise not to back down until you get justice for your dangerous machinery accident.
Call (419) 625-7770 today and talk to an attorney for free about what we can do for you.