Industrial accidents are often severe, causing permanent and sometimes disabling injuries. These accidents can also be fatal. The costs for medical care, rehabilitation and long-term care for these types of injuries can quickly add up, exhausting workers’ compensation benefits. Fortunately, injured workers may be able to obtain additional benefits by pursuing a third-party claim.
For more than 40 years, the lawyers at Berger and Green have been providing injured industrial workers and their families from Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania with the skilled legal services they need during times of crisis. Our lawyers are experienced in handling both workers’ compensation and third-party liability claims. We will pursue the maximum possible recovery with both cases to relieve your financial burden. To discuss your case with one of our lawyers, call us at (412) 661-1400 or contact us online.
The Role of Defective Machinery in Industrial Accidents
Industrial accidents are frequently caused by defective machinery. Industrial machinery, such as drill or punch presses, grinders, drills, conveyor belts and cranes, often have heavy or sharp parts that move quickly. Manufacturers, subcontractors and others may be held liable if machinery does not have accessible safety switches, shut-off switches or proper safety guards in place. Severe injuries may include:
- Crushed bones
- Severed limbs, hands or fingers
- Head and brain injuries
- Chemical burns from toxic exposure
- Electrical burns
Whether you are working in a factory, a refinery or some other industrial site, it is important to hire an attorney who knows how to protect your right to recover. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We will work to ensure you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.
Certain work sites present greater challenges than others. Fracking work, for example, often involves multiple subcontractors working at the same location at the same time. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident to ensure that the appropriate parties are held responsible.
Ask Berger and Green About Your Options
When you call the office of Berger and Green to discuss your claim, our lawyers will provide you with straightforward advice. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay us anything unless we are able to recover money for you. To learn more about your options, call us at (412) 661-1400 or tell us about your injury using our online contact form.