At Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., an industrial accident attorney can help personal injury victims statewide obtain fair compensation for their injuries. Our catastrophic injury attorneys have a reputation for being skilled in the representation of victims of construction site and workplace injuries.
Boasting an impressive track record of successful verdicts and settlements, we provide each client with the highest standard of representation and an unsurpassed level of personalized attention. To schedule a free consultation, contact a Mobile, Alabama industrial accident attorney today.
How Industrial Accidents Happen
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.9 million industrial injuries and illnesses were reported in private industry workplaces during 2015. Construction and industrial accidents commonly result in an array of catastrophic personal injuries, including brain and spinal cord injuries. In some cases, they can also result in death. In fact, more than 4,800 people were killed on the job in 2015 — about 13 people a day.
In Alabama, there were more than 38,000 industrial injuries, 70 of them fatal, in the private industry in 2015.
The most common types in injuries and illnesses included:
- Slips and falls: When workers are not wearing proper footwear, or when there are hazards on the floor, slips may occur. Additionally, when workers are not provided with or do not use proper safety gear, such as harnesses, they may fall from a height.
- Falling objects: Whether it’s a simple hand tool or a massive piece of equipment, anything that is not properly secured could fall on a worker. Wearing a hardhat when appropriate can mitigate some of these injuries.
- Chemical burns and exposure: When caustic or otherwise dangerous chemicals are used for a job, workers should use respirators, gloves and other safety equipment. Chemicals should be clearly labeled and discarded properly.
- Overexertion/improper lifting: Injuries to the back, spine and limbs can occur if workers do not lift heavy objects properly. Moreover, repetitive motion with insufficient breaks can cause injury to the musculoskeletal system.
In many cases, industrial accidents are just that: accidents. But in other cases, these “accidents” were caused by someone’s actions or negligence, and were therefore preventable. It could be a worker who doesn’t secure a tool while on a scaffold, causing it to fall and give a coworker a traumatic brain injury. Or, an injury could result from a company not properly maintaining its machinery.
If someone negligently causes a preventable industrial accident that leads to a personal injury, that individual and the company that he or she works for can be held legally accountable. Likewise, if a foreman fails to enforce federal or state safety law among his or her workers, the foreman and the company are liable for any injuries that result.
How an Alabama Industrial Accident Attorney Can Help
You have the right to work in a safe place without fear of injury. At Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., you can find an industrial accident attorney who can help you maximize your claim’s return. Serving clients statewide, our industrial and construction site injury lawyers have been helping victims obtain just compensation for more than 40 years.
To schedule a case review and evaluation with an experienced Mobile industrial accident attorney, contact our office today. We can help you hold negligent, reckless, or careless parties financially liable for your injuries. You may be entitled to monetary damages for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering and more.
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