For more than 40 years, Timothy J. Ryan & Associates has represented workers who have been injured in construction and industrial accidents.
If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to damages in addition to your workers' compensation benefits. If your injuries are caused by a third party (anyone other than your employer or a co-worker), you can file a personal injury lawsuit against that third party.
Examples of injuries caused by third parties include:
- injuries caused industrial machines or equipment
- injuries caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or dangerous products
- heavy equipment injuries
- construction equipment injuries, such as falls from ladders and scaffolding
- motor vehicle accidents occurring while on the job
- fires and explosions
- other work-related accidents caused by third parties, for example, contractors, subcontracts, or vendors
Industrial accidents are one of the most serious types of accidents with which individuals can be faced with. Many industrial accidents occur within a workplace setting. In these types of accidents, victims can be left in pain and sometimes be permanently damaged.
Types of Industrial Accidents
Industrial accidents vary in nature and severity based upon the types of harm-causing agents are involved. For instance, industrial accidents can include but are not necessarily limited to the following occurrences:
- Explosions (electric-based and chemical-based),
- Radiation exposure,
- Nuclear explosion or meltdown in which radiation is leaked at lethally high levels,
- Pollution (different types),
- Equipment malfunctions,
- Falling debris
- Falls/slips in hazardous areas
Many of these accidents concern chemicals and their effects on the body, but other accidents also include injuries the result from encounters with malfunctioned equipment that can break bones or even dismember limbs.
Accidents that involve pollution vary, and sometimes such incidents are not sudden but rather, indicate prolonged exposure to certain agents, including, for example, asbestos, which is exposed to too much can lead to a serious cancer called mesothelioma.
Recent workplace accidents are not limited to nuclear electrical plans. Simple construction sites with large machinery can also cause major accidents if the planning is not careful. Any type of injury on the job, in an industrial area may qualify as an industrial type personal injury case.
Industrial accidents are often serious because, depending on the nature of the accident, individuals can lose limbs, face severe burns that can lead to secondary infections, etc.
Whereas the modern era has been a time of great change and advancements in large part because of the advent of heavy industrial machinery and powerful chemicals and substances to make work more efficient, the downside in many cases is that these things can significantly hurt people when used improperly
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been hurt in any of the above ways stemming from an industrial accident, please contact us so that we can best advise you as to how we can advocate on your behalf in order to obtain just compensation for the trauma you endured as a result of your injuries.
If your injuries are caused by a third party, you can be compensated for your pain and suffering (which workers' compensation doesn't cover). You can also receive full wage replacement. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Orange County for more information about the compensation you may be eligible to receive.