Power Tools and Machinery Injuries
When job injuries occur due to accidents and mishaps involving power tools and machinery, our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys can help you get the benefits you need to recover.
For many people, working with power tools and heavy machinery is a daily part of their job. While these machines can help perform tasks that would be difficult, if not impossible, to do on our own, working with any types of heavy equipment on the job puts us at risk. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we represent workers when accidents and injuries occur. With more than 45 years combined experience serving clients throughout the Springfield and Joplin areas, our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys can help you get the benefits you need to cover the medical expenses and lost wages you suffer as the result of your injuries.
If you work with power tools, such as drills, jackhammers, gas powered saws, nail guns, and other types of equipment, or near machinery such as pressers, conveyor belts, and pneumatic lifts, you need to be alert and paying close attention at all times. Even an otherwise minor mishap can end up causing serious harm, leaving you with potentially disabling or even life threatening injuries.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), accidental injuries involving power tools and machinery often occur due to one of the following:
- Lack of proper safety precautions;
- Improper machine or tool care and maintenance;
- Defective machine and tool parts.
At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we act as a strong legal advocate on behalf of workers when accidents occur. Our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys provide aggressive legal representation, so you can get the benefits to which you are entitled.
Get the Compensation You Need for the Injuries You Suffer
Machine and power tool manufacturers have an obligation to supply products that work properly, while employers have a duty to protect workers on the job site by providing training in the use of power tools and machines, along with the appropriate safety gear. Even when products are used in the right manner and safety precautions are in place, accidents can still occur.
As experienced Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys, we represent clients who suffer serious injuries while working with power tools and machinery. These include:
- Torn muscles and tendons;
- Severe lacerations and amputations;
- Shattered bones and joints;
- Crushing injuries, causing damage to limbs or body organs.
At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we can assist you in obtaining benefits through the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), which can help cover medical costs, lost wages, and ongoing expenses you suffer.
Obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to can prove challenging, but Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law are here to help. To find out how we can assist you, call or contact our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys online and request a free, no-obligation consultation today.