Boston Factory Accidents Lawyers
A great number of people work inside factories. Some statistics suggest that approximately 11% of the workforce is employed in this environment. Factory workers play a critical role in creating household products, commercial products and a variety of chemicals and plastics that are used on a daily basis throughout the country.
The equipment, as well as many of the products and chemicals used throughout the manufacturing process, can be particularly dangerous for workers if employers fail to adhere to safety procedures. If you or a loved one is a worker who has been injured on the job in a factory, you should consider obtaining the services of an accident attorney as soon as possible. Our legal counsel has the experience necessary to investigate how your accident occurred and can gather evidence to help create a strong legal strategy.
Typical Examples of Factory Accidents
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011, over 30% of workplace injuries occurred in factories. Another study by the National Occupational Research Agenda revealed that in 2008, there were 411 fatalities and 689,700 injuries among manufacturing workers. Some of the most common ways in which factory accidents occur include the following:
- Chemical exposure. There are numerous hazardous chemicals used inside of factories, which can prove deadly if inhaled by workers. Many of these accidents occur because the chemicals are not properly contained or because workers fail to wear adequate safety gear.
- Falling objects. Workers in factories are at risk of being struck by falling objects, which can result in deadly injuries. Employers frequently use guardrails or barriers to decrease the risk of these accidents.
- Mechanical malfunction. Both heavy machinery, as well as smaller equipment in factories, can fail to operate properly, which can lead to serious accidents. Many of these accidents occur because employers fail to maintain machinery properly.
- Repetitive motion injuries. These injuries are common among factory workers, who frequently perform the same task many times.
- Slips and falls. Poorly maintained surfaces in factories can result in workers falling and becoming seriously injured.
- Transportation accidents. Accidents involving transportation at factories can result in worker injuries and fatalities.
If you have experienced these or any other injuries while working at a factory, it is critical to promptly obtain medical assistance. This will result in a record documenting how your accident occurred, which can prove helpful in pursuing cases against the responsible party’s insurance company or in a court of law.
Speak with a Skilled Factory Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a factory accident, factory work injury lawyers can help construct a strong legal strategy to hold the responsible parties accountable. Attorney Noonan will also review the various available options that an injured worker has to obtain financial compensation. From start to finish, we will remain committed to reaching the best results possible. Contact our office today to schedule an initial free case evaluation.
We offer a free, no-obligation legal consultation to help you understand your rights and the value of your case.
Our worker’s injury lawyers assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts including, but not limited to, those in the following counties, cities and towns: Plymouth County, Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Westport, Dartmouth, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Hyannis, Falmouth, Barnstable and the Greater Boston area including Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Revere, Dorchester, Roxbury.