Workers in manufacturing plants, shipping facilities, coal mines, and other workplaces with conveyors face physical dangers on a daily basis. Each year, numerous employees in these settings suffer serious injuries – including loss of fingers, hands, and limbs – while doing their jobs. Additionally, conveyor defects and other defective products in manufacturing facilities claim several workers’ lives each year.
At Solnick & Associates LLC, we provide vigorous legal representation for victims of conveyor accidents and manufacturing product defects throughout the greater Philadelphia area. If you work downtown, in Jenkintown, or in any other area near Philadelphia, we want to help make sure that you receive the maximum workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries.
Conveyors and Manufacturing Product Defect Injury Trends
Common Conveyor and Manufacturing Product Defect Injuries
One of the greatest risks employees face when working with conveyors is having fingers, hands, and other body parts get caught in their moving parts. This appears to be what happened to a Readington, PA man whose arm was crushed in a conveyor accident in August 2015. Similar accidents happen throughout Pennsylvania on a regular basis, and victims of these often-gruesome injuries are generally going to be entitled to receive financial benefits through workers’ compensation. The attorneys at Solnick & Associates LLC are available to provide representation for victims of conveyor accidents involving:
- Manufacturing plants
- Shipping warehouses
- Elevators and escalators
- Mines and quarries
In some cases, conveyor accidents result from problems with the conveyors themselves. If a defective product is to blame for your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer in addition to pursuing workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. Our attorneys handle product defect cases involving conveyors, heavy machinery, tools, and other manufacturing products as well.
Conveyor Deaths in 2015
As we mentioned, conveyor accidents can also lead to fatal injuries. Every year, workers across the country lose their lives while working with conveyors. Fatal conveyor accidents in 2015 have involved:
- Electrocution by a conveyor on an elevator motor
- Becoming caught in an asphalt conveyor
- Falling onto a conveyor
- Being struck while working on a conveyor line
- Getting crushed by a conveyor while performing routine maintenance
If you have lost a loved one due to a conveyor accident or manufacturing product defect, you may be entitled to pursue death benefits through workers’ compensation. Like other workers’ compensation claims, death benefits claims can be challenging, so we encourage you to seek legal representation before your file. When you contact us, our lawyers will help you understand the process and take action on your behalf to protect your legal rights.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Jenkintown, PA
If you have suffered losses due to a conveyor accident or an accident involving a manufacturing product defect, the attorneys at Solnick & Associates LLC in Jenkintown, PA are here to help you fight for just compensation.
Since the accident occurred at work, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation, but you may also be entitled to file a claim against the dangerous conveyor or defective product manufacturer as well. This could be critically important to your case, since Pennsylvania workers’ compensation does not cover all damages from work-related injuries. To find out more about your rights to financial compensation, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Solnick & Associates LLC today.