Regardless of the cause of an industrial accident, nothing changes the fact that this can result in serious injury or even death.
From contractor negligence to faulty equipment, these types of accidents occur on a regular basis. Even with employers and employees doing their best to prevent these types of accidents, they continue to occur throughout the United States.
In the event that you are injured in an industrial accident, it is important that you know which steps to take. Above all else, make sure you receive treatment from a qualified medical team. Along with this, have a plan in place for making a recovery.
Here are a few additional steps to take:
— Determine if you have a third party claim. This typically comes into play when a contractor, not your employer, was responsible for the accident.
— Was it possible that a defective product caused the accident? In this case, you may be able to make a claim against the manufacturer.
— Learn more about workers’ compensation. If you are out of work for any period of time, you may be able to make a workers’ compensation claim to ensure that you receive some income during this difficult time.
An industrial accident can be serious, often resulting in injury or the death of one or more people. If you find yourself in this position, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm online or via phone. We will review your case, answer your questions, and tell you what to do next. This type of guidance will help ease your pain.