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Philadelphia Industrial Accidents Attorney

Philadelphia Industrial Accidents Attorney

We Represent Workplace Injury Victims in Philadelphia and Throughout the Region

Were you or your loved one hurt on the job? You need strong professional representation. At Quinn Injury Lawyers, our Philadelphia industrial accident lawyers have the experience that you and your family can rely on. We handle the full range of workplace injury claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Contact us at our Philadelphia law office today for a free, no-obligation, and strictly confidential initial consultation. We are ready to protect your rights.

Even with Safety Improvements, Industrial Accidents Are a Major Problem

The workplace, regardless of its nature, isn’t always a safe haven. Even seemingly innocuous office jobs can lead to slips, trips, and falls. However, certain occupations inherently bear a higher risk of injuries, with industrial workers standing out as particularly susceptible. This group includes mechanics, construction workers, factory employees, welders, machine operators, and inspectors, all of whom routinely interact with industrial equipment, exposing them to the potential for severe or fatal injuries.

Despite the positive trend of decreasing industrial accidents since the early 1900s, the 21st century still witnesses its share of workplace mishaps, thanks to the ever-evolving technological landscape. While safety standards have improved, industrial settings continue to harbor potential dangers that can lead to severe accidents.

Industrial accidents, given their diverse nature, can result in an array of damages, encompassing physical injuries, emotional distress, lost wages, property damage, disability, disfigurement, and a diminished quality of life. In the event of such incidents, seeking legal assistance from experienced personal injury lawyers, such as those at Quinn Injury Lawyers, becomes crucial.

Common Types of Industrial Accidents

Workplace safety matters. Every worker in an industrial industry in Pennsylvania and New Jersey deserves safe, fair conditions on the job. Unfortunately, industrial accidents remain a serious problem. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that approximately 4.5 million people are hurt on the job nationwide each year. Some of the most common types of industrial accidents include:

  1. Crush Injuries: Heavy machinery in industrial worksites poses significant risks, with crush injuries occurring when a worker comes into contact with this powerful equipment. These injuries can lead to amputations or severe harm, necessitating extensive treatment.
  1. Falling Objects: Factories and warehouses storing large items or machinery pose a threat if these objects fall. Construction sites also witness falling objects, endangering workers on lower levels.
  1. Slips and Falls: Industrial settings often harbor hazardous conditions, including spilled liquids. Slippery surfaces increase the risk of accidents, emphasizing the importance of safety measures like non-slip footwear.
  1. OSHA Violations: Despite safety regulations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), violations persist, with issues ranging from inadequate fall protection to lapses in providing personal protective equipment.
  1. Chemical Burns and Exposures: Work involving chemicals exposes industrial workers to the risk of burns and toxic exposure. Improper storage and handling of dangerous substances can result in catastrophic injuries.
  1. Smoke Inhalation: Fires or explosions in industrial areas pose risks not only from burns but also from smoke inhalation. Smoke-related injuries can sometimes be more harmful than the fire itself.
  1. Overexertion Injuries: Physically demanding industrial work, including repetitive tasks and heavy lifting, can lead to overexertion injuries affecting the back, neck, and legs.

Fatigue as a Factor

One significant contributor to industrial accidents is fatigue. Defined as weariness resulting from exertion, fatigue significantly impacts physical and mental well-being, leading to reduced productivity, increased error rates, and heightened accident risks.

Many industrial employees endure long hours, with 12-hour shifts not uncommon. However, extended shifts, especially for jobs requiring physical labor or sustained attention, can result in decreased performance, heightened error rates, and increased accident rates. Shifts beyond eight hours have been associated with a predicted 180% increase in error rates.

Factors influencing fatigue include inadequate rest, sleep loss, changes in biological rhythm, environmental conditions, excessive physical or mental activity, stress, and substance abuse.

Why Trust Philadelphia Industrial Accident Lawyer Sean Quinn

Industrial accident claims are complicated. It is normal to have a lot of questions about your options. You cannot rely on an employee, another corporation, or any insurance company for guidance. Our founder and principal attorney Sean Quinn is a strong, experienced advocate for injured victims. We fight proactively to protect the rights of the people who need help the most. Among other things, our Philadelphia industrial accident attorney is prepared to: 

  • Listen to your story and answer your legal questions; 
  • Investigate your industrial accident—gathering evidence; 
  • Handle legal/insurance paperwork and represent you in settlement; and
  • Take aggressive action to help you secure the maximum compensation. 

Industrial Accidents: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Do Industrial Accidents Happen?

Industrial accidents can happen in a wide range of different ways. They may occur as a result of negligence, lack of property training, mechanical failures, and inadequate maintenance. Every industrial accident requires a thorough investigation. 

Are These Accidents Covered By Workers’ Comp?

They can be. In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, workers across industries are covered by no-fault workers’ comp coverage. This coverage typically includes medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and a portion of lost wages—regardless of who was at fault for the accident

What is a Third Party Liability Claim?

A third-party liability claim is a legal action taken by an injured worker against someone other than their employer. The claim failed against a defendant whose negligence contributed to the worker’s injuries caused by an industrial accident. Examples include manufacturers of faulty equipment, drivers in work-related car accidents, and owners of unsafe premises

We Handle Industrial Accident Claims on A Contingency Fee Basis

You can always afford to hire a top-tier work injury attorney for your industrial accident claim. At Quinn Injury Lawyers, we represent injured workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on a contingency fee basis. Our firm does not charge hourly bills or upfront costs. If you do not get paid, we do not get paid. Initial consultations are free and completely confidential.

Seeking Legal Assistance

Industrial accidents involving heavy machinery and dangerous elements necessitate legal support for victims. If you’ve suffered injuries, the experienced lawyers at Quinn Injury Lawyers, serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania, can assist you in obtaining full and fair compensation. Schedule a free consultation by filling out the online form or calling (877) 659-6070. With offices in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, we are well-positioned to handle industrial accident cases throughout the area.

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