There are many dangers that are inherent in working in an industrial setting. Construction sites and manufacturing facilities often employ heavy machinery with moving parts to get the job done, and sometimes employees are not properly trained in the use and operation of this equipment. Industrial accidents can cause a variety of injuries, some of which may cripple the employee for life. If you’ve been hurt in an industrial accident, skilled legal representation is important even when you are covered by workers’ compensation. The legal professionals at the law office of Master Weinstein Moyer, P.C. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can help you make your workers’ compensation claim and will find any other possible sources of compensation that may exist due to the negligence of another party.
All employers in industrial settings are required by law to provide a safe environment for their employees. According to NOLO, “the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, also called OSHA, requires employers to provide a safe working environment for employees. Many states also have their own workplace safety law. In order to comply with OSHA, employers must learn their obligations — and find out whether they must follow federal or state law.” These regulations for each industry are outlined in detail, along with training requirements in federal and state law, and employers are required to have safety programs that comply with these laws.
Even though making a workers’ compensation claim usually waives the right of the employee to sue the employer when injured, there are still sometimes third parties, such as manufacturers of faulty equipment and outside contractors who may be on the site, and may be held responsible and found negligent. The expert staff at Master Weinstein Moyer, P.C. will find all sources of compensation in your industrial injury case.
If you’ve been hurt in an industrial work accident, call to schedule a free consultation with an industrial accident attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today. The experienced legal professionals at the law firm of Master Weinstein Moyer, P.C. will use their knowledge and skill to investigate your accident case and discover any related negligence. We’ll help you file your workers’ compensation claim so that you can focus on recovery. Call us at 215-561-2800, and let us offer you guidance that you can trust.