Operating machines at work can be very dangerous. In fact, thousands of workers suffer serious or even fatal workplace injuries each year due to machine entanglements. These injuries can result not only in physical pain, but also the inability to work, lost wages, and unpayable medical bills. Seeking compensation for your injuries can help you offset the physical and financial challenges you are facing in the aftermath of your workplace accident. If you have been injured due to a machine entanglement, call Pratt Williams, A Professional Law Corporation in Long Beach, California today.
California Machine Entanglement Accidents
According to a five-year study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 34,000 people suffered injuries in the workplace while operating machines, many of which were fatal. While workers often understand the risks of operating workplace machinery, no one should have to suffer physically and financially from a machine entanglement injury that could have been prevented. Common causes of these accidents and injuries are:
- Pinch points — Including pulleys, gears, and doors
- Pull-in points — Including conveyors belts or harvesting equipment
- Wrap points — Including spinning components like motors and wheels
- Cut points — Including machinery containing sharp moving parts
Becoming entangled in such machinery can lead to catastrophic, life-altering injuries including severe lacerations, amputations of limbs, and head injuries. In many cases, these injuries are serious enough to lead to fatalities. When you have suffered a serious personal injury due to machine entanglement, you can and should file a claim to seek compensation.