Des Moines Slip and Fall Lawyers
Working at a manufacturing plant can produce a variety of dangerous scenarios. For example, if a slick liquid or coating spills over the floor, slipping and falling becomes a serious concern. In many manufacturing jobs, there are safety precautions taken to reduce the risk of injury in case of an emergency on the assembly line or during the fabrication process. However, it can be difficult to fully eliminate the possibility of a slip and fall injury.
For more information regarding your legal rights if you have been injured while on the job, contact the Des Moines manufacturing accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Most factory and plant floors consist of a hard, easy to clean surface such as concrete. While this may be a cost effective flooring solution, it does little to protect workers in case they slip. In the event of a fall, injuries often depend on where the individual lands. As a result, the following injuries may occur:
- Skull fractures
- Brain damage
- Severe bleeding
- Broken bones
- Joint injuries, particularly in the elbows and knees
- Ligament tears
The circumstances of the accident as well as the physical stature and age of the worker can affect the type of injury he or she sustains. These injuries can prove extremely serious, especially if the back of the skull strikes a hard surface without the protection of a hard hat.
If you have been injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to help you. Not only can the medical bills pile up quickly over the course of treating an injury, but the time needed to properly rest and recuperate can also drain away finances. To learn more about your rights as an injured worker, contact the Des Moines slip and fall lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.