Lathe Accidents and Injuries
Lathe accidents often result in serious and permanent injuries. Injured workers should hire and experience attorney to ensure they receive all the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.
Lathes are used in a variety of industries including glass working, metalworking, shaping pottery, and woodworking to cut, form, drill, and sand objects. Accidents involving lathes have been known to occur at both large industrial corporations as well as smaller machine shops.
Lathe accidents can result in a number of serious injuries. Common injuries associated with lathe accidents include amputated fingers and hands, broken bones, vision loss and eye injuries causes by flying objects, crush injuries, electrocution, fractures, head and neck injuries, lacerations, nerve injuries, brain injuries, and scarring.
Lathe accidents occur for a variety of reasons and often include the following:
- Defective machinery.
- A Failure to install proper lathe safety measures.
- A Failure to provide proper training on how to use the lathe machine.
- Missing safety guards and protections to prevent flying objects that strike workers.
- Loose fitting clothing getting pulled into the lathe.
There are several measures that employers should take to avoid workplace lathe injuries including
- Avoiding leaving chuck keys in lathe chucks.
- Adequately maintaining lathes.
- Requiring employees to wear tight fitting clothing.
- Keeping lathes free of dust and debris.
- Making sure that lathes are adequately warmed up.
- Providing adequate eye protection.
If You Suffered an Lathe Injury at Work, Our Lawyers Can Help You Get The Maximum Benefits You Need — and Deserve
Our Boston workers compensation attorneys are able to secure the following benefits for injured workers and their families when workers sustain injuries for accidents that occur within the scope of the workers employment: Partial disability benefits, temporary total disability benefits, permanent and total disability benefits, death benefits, scarring and disfigurement benefits.
If you or a loved one is injured in a lathe accident it is a wise idea to obtain the assistance of a skilled Boston Work Injury Lawyer. The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are a group of Massachusetts Lathe Accident Lawyers with over 35 years of legal experience. Our legal counsel has helped individuals who have been injured in a number of work site accidents including ladder fall accidents. Call our Brockton workers compensation lawyer today for a free consultation.
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