According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 employees across the U.S. lose their lives each day because of traumatic workplace injuries. Every day, 9,000 workers nationwide require emergency room treatment for their work-related injuries. About 200 injured workers are hospitalized every day. The CDC reports that at least half of the more than 11,000 non-fatal work injuries that occur in the private sector are serious enough to require time away from work, a transfer to a different job, or restrictions in employees’ duties.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2010, more than 4,500 people lost their lives in U.S. workplaces because of occupational injuries. In addition, more than 3 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses took workers away from their jobs, sometimes permanently. Although specific figures aren’t available, it is likely that a significant number of deaths and injuries on the job can be attributed to defective machinery or tools. For instance, the Department of Labor reports more than 730 worker deaths in 2010 were related to contact with objects and equipment. If you have been hurt on the job and believe your injury was caused by defective machinery or tools, you may be entitled to compensation.
Under the leadership of personal injury and wrongful death attorney Gregg Hollander, the Hollander Law Firm has provided excellence in legal representation for nearly two decades to residents of West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Naples, and other South Florida communities. Based in Boca Raton, experienced mechanical defect lawyer Gregg Hollander founded the firm on his commitment to take each client’s case personally. At the Hollander Law Firm, your concerns and your well-being are our priorities.
It’s easy to see that some occupations expose workers to greater risk from malfunctioning machinery or tools. An office worker, for instance, is typically called on to use small machines, such as copiers or computers. In contrast, a construction worker might encounter large trucks, bulldozers, compressors, nail guns, and other potentially hazardous equipment. In reality, defective machines in either setting can cause serious on-the-job injuries. But the risks – and the types of injuries sustained – can vary greatly from one workplace to another.
When industrial machinery or tools prove to be defective and workers are hurt or lose their lives, the Hollander Law Firm can step in to examine the circumstances and determine relevant product liability issues. Industrial settings can pose challenges in establishing liability because companies or contractors may modify machinery to meet their unique needs or to meet the requirements of specific jobs. When your injury involves complex situations, you’ll want to know that you’ve chosen an attorney who has the insight and experience to handle the most intricate cases confidently and knowledgeably.
Serving victims in Boca Raton and surrounding cities, mechanical defect attorney Gregg Hollander’s skills have enabled him to recover financial damages for thousands of injury victims and the loved ones who depend on them. In Naples, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and other South Florida communities, his success in aggressively representing the interests of his clients against even the largest manufacturers, employers, and other powerful organizations has distinguished the Hollander Law Firm as a leader.
The Hollander Law Firm’s experience includes all types of accidents and injuries. A few examples are:
- Defective products
- Defective industrial machinery and tools
- Construction accidents
- Automobile accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Boating and watercraft accidents
- Premise liability
- Pedestrian accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one because of a defective industrial machine, a defective tool, or other type of equipment, ask Boca Raton mechanical defect lawyer Gregg Hollander for a free consultation to learn about your rights and the legal remedies available to you. Our firm charges you no fees unless we recover for you and your family.