Des Moines Equipment Malfunction Lawyers
As manufacturing becomes increasingly more reliant on machines and computer technology to speed up the production process, workers may find themselves under heightened threat from machine malfunctions. Although many of these machines are extremely precise with their work, they fully depend on correct manufacturing and programming. Under the pressure of constant repetition, a machine may break down, potentially harming anyone working nearby or directly using the machine.
For a free consultation regarding your legal options following an injury at work, contact the Des Moines manufacturing accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.
Injuries from Equipment Malfunctions
Beyond even the complex computerized systems of the modern day, many manufacturing workers rely on various tools to finish their tasks. Whether these tools are powered or not, a defect can seriously injure these workers. In addition, safety equipment may malfunction when it is needed the most, subjecting workers to the brunt of an accident instead of offering protection.
The following injuries and safety concerns may occur due to an equipment malfunction:
- Chemical burns or exposure to toxic materials
- Fire hazards
- Bone fractures
- Lacerations and scarring
- Brain and nerve damage
In many situations, these problems are preventable with regular maintenance. In others, it is difficult for anyone to determine whether the accident could have been avoided or not. With either situation, workers injured in these accidents may require significant physical therapy and costly medical treatment.
If you have been injured while working in a manufacturing plant, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more about how a lawyer can help you, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.