Industrial workers face conditions unlike most other American work environments. A certain degree of danger exists in this type of workplace, and when industrial accidents occur they can leave workers with life-altering injuries.
In Mobile and Orange Beach, Alabama, the experienced industrial accident lawyers at Long & Long can determine whether you are entitled to workers' compensation.
Types of Industrial Accidents
Industrial worksites have many inherent dangers. Heavy machinery, dangerous equipment and hard physical labor are just a few of the sources of industrial workplace risks. When these risks are not managed properly, a serious industrial accident can result. Severe injury and death can be caused by:
- Fires and explosions
- Crushing accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Gas poisoning
- Defective equipment
These accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. In some cases, a careless co-worker brings about an industrial accident that injures other workers. A manufacturer of industrial equipment and tools may be responsible for defective, dangerous devices that caused job injuries. Also, the company responsible for the worksite may have created an unsafe work environment if safety precautions were ignored.
The Aftermath of an Industrial Accident
The catastrophic nature of industrial accidents can result in very serious consequences for you and your family, including:
- Permanent disability
- Inability to work
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish and emotional suffering
If the accident led to the wrongful death of a loved one, you will not only face the grief of your loved one's untimely death, but also funeral expenses and medical bills, as well as the hardship of losing the support of your loved one's income.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an industrial accident, you need compensation to deal with the costs associated with the injury. Our lawyers can review your case to determine the best legal strategy to recover compensation. It may be appropriate to file a workers' compensation claim, or you may need to bring a personal injury claim against the negligent party responsible for the accident.
If you have been injured in an industrial accident or have lost a loved one to one of these tragic accidents, please contact Long & Long, PC in Mobile and Orange Beach, Alabama, by calling (877) 336-0776 to schedule a consultation.