Explosions, nuclear meltdowns, buildings collapsing – these are the industrial accidents that grab headlines. While these disasters cause horrible injuries and devastation, the injuries that many industrial workers suffer while on the job are no less devastating. There always is an element of danger involved in industrial jobs. Here are some startling facts about workplace injuries:
- In 2015, workers missed 1,153,490 days of work due to injuries.
- Nearly 2.8 million people are injured while on the job every year.
- Almost 5,000 people die each year in the U.S. while on the job.
- One-fifth of work place deaths occur in the construction industry.
- There are over 550,000 workers’ compensation claims in California every year.
If you were injured or lost a family member due to an industrial accident, then you should speak to an experienced industrial injury lawyer. For over 25 years, the Nadrich & Cohen law firm has represented people affected by workplace injuries or who have lost loved ones to wrongful death.
WHAT IS AN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT?
An industrial accident can either be “an accident that happens to an employee of an industrial company during the course of their work” or “a large-scale accident that is caused by an industrial company and affects a lot of people or a large area.” – Collins Dictionary.
The industrial advancements in modern times are due in large part to the use of heavy machinery, potent chemicals, and complex equipment. The problem with these advancements is that they cause significant injuries when used negligently. Many industrial accidents cause life-changing injuries, such as severe burns, spinal cord injuries, brain damage, and paralysis. Unfortunately, industrial accidents can also be fatal. The workplace accident attorneys in the Nadrich & Cohen firm handle a wide range of industrial accident cases, including when parties have been injured by the following:
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment
- Explosions at oil and gas refineries
- Natural gas explosions
- Pipeline collapse
- Toxic chemical exposure or pollution
- Falling equipment, material, or debris
CAN I FILE AN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT LAWSUIT FOR MY INJURY?
If you have been injured or lost a family member due to an industrial accident, you may qualify to obtain financial compensation to cover medical bills, the costs of long-term care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Due to the complexity of these types of cases, you should seek the counsel of a knowledgeable industrial accident attorney. You will get answers to your questions and concerns, an estimate regarding the strength of your claim, and advice about whether you should file a lawsuit.
WILL MY CASE GO TO TRIAL?
It is likely that your case will not go to trial, as the majority of lawsuits are settled out of court. Trials are stressful events for everyone involved, especially because juries can be fickle. You can be assured that our industrial accident attorneys will aggressively pursue your claim during settlement negotiations and, if necessary, all the way through trial.
ARE THERE ANY TIME LIMITATIONS ON WHEN I CAN FILE MY CASE?
In California, there are statutes of limitations that preclude a party from filing a lawsuit if it is not filed within the proper amount of time. An injured person has two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. Failure to file a suit within this two year period may bar your case from ever being heard in a court of law.
DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY? WHY CAN’T I JUST CALL MY INSURANCE COMPANY?
The job of an insurance adjuster is to save the insurance company money. They are trained to settle claims for as little as possible. lf you or a loved one has been hurt in a job site accident or you have lost a family member to a workplace wrongful death, then you need an advocate on your side. The Nadrich & Cohen law firm has successfully handled numerous industrial accident cases and has obtained significant settlements for our clients. Our firm has successfully taken on some of the largest corporations in the world. We fight aggressively to represent our clients and help them rebuild their lives.
For a free case review with an experienced industrial injury and wrongful death attorney, contact us by calling 1-800-718-4658. You can also fill out the ‘Do I Have a Claim’ form on the right. All industrial accident cases are handled on a contingency basis.