Eighteen thousand. This is the annual number of amputations and serious injuries resulting from improper machine guarding in the United States. Eight hundred will result in a fatality. If you find yourself or someone you love among these numbers, this should not be the end of the conversation. You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for that death or serious injury.

A company that manufactures machinery has a duty to make sure that it is not dangerous for the end user.engages in a special responsibility by opting to operate a business involving machinery that involves vitally important precautions for use. The regulations that apply are established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known colloquially as OSHA. This is a federal agency that guarantees the employees of companies operating in particular areas of work with the rules in which they need to operate.

Alabama further secures its workers with its own worker’s compensation laws. With the power of federal and state law combined, Alabama secures the rights of its employees, including securing the rights of those workers who fall victim to accident caused by the employer’s failure to adhere to these standards in machine guarding. You are not alone, and the attorneys at Burns, Cunningham, & Mackey, P.C., will make certain that you know this when you come to work together with us to bring your case forward.

Our legal team at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., understands through years of experience the significance of experiencing these traumas together and the healing ability of recognition under the law the acknowledgement that this was not in your hands, and the hands who were meant to make this work safe dropped the ball from their hands through their own negligence, and in the most extreme cases, through willful disregard of what requirements they knew they were to follow. Call our Mobile improper machine guarding accident attorneys today at 800-574-4332 for a free consultation.

What Is an Improper Machine Guarding Accident?

On a daily basis equally even when not in repair, machines used to perform any number of tasks on a construction site or otherwise must also be properly cared for in a way where the health and safety of those working with it are confidently kept safe. Guards, for example, secure the worker from the shards or pieces of metal or material or sparks or whatever the debris away from the worker so that the machine can continue to operate safely and, equally, the worker’s person is kept safe from what the negative impacts of that machinery could be. To learn and understand how to implement these rules, it is the job of the employer — not the worker himself — to explain how these regulations work as applied to the worker’s particular situation. Each regulation will look different as applied to the work that the worker is doing.

Exactly what amount of benefits you will receive and the duration of time in which you will continue to receive those will depend on the facts of your case as well as the amount of time you have been disabled or injured and what your rate of pay was during the calculation period for determining that amount. These include importantly whether the injury lasted for fewer than 21 days, 21 or more days, resulted in partial or permanent disability, or in most tragic of events a death. With Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., you can rest assured amidst that disarray of seeing life after the injury that some clarity can come back into the picture.

What Will an Alabama Improper Machine Guarding Lawyer Provide?

The ability to rest your mind knowing that your case is in the experienced and professional hands of Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., a team that can handle your case with ease. With the two-year statute of limitations in mind, it is important that you reach out to us as soon as is workable for you so that we can begin the process of putting together a strong case with you. Speak with a Mobile improper machine guarding attorney from our team to learn more about what your future can look like with compensation. Your initial meeting with us about your case is free of charge.


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