Workers Compensation Factory Worker & Machine Operator Injury Claims
Manufacturing and industrial plant accidents often result in very serious injuries or permanent disabilities. If you were injured and unable to work, you will need workers’ compensation benefits to support you and your family. Factory workers and machine operators are exposed to many different risks on the job and we have experience with clients who have suffered back injuries from moving materials, repetitive stress injuries, falling object injuries and amputations. If you suffered nerve damage to your hands, any type of repetitive stress injury, an amputation or other specific loss, we will ensure you are compensated to the fullest extent of the law and make sure you get the proper medical treatment you need. We will also make sure you are compensated for any permanent disability you have suffered.
If you are an electrician or utility worker who has suffered an injury at work, you are typically covered under your employer's workers’ compensation coverage. Electrician and utility workers suffer some of the most devastating injuries one could imagine including, brain injuries, spinal cord injures, neck injuries, back injuries, amputations, electrocutions and burns, broken bones, and toxic exposure.
Workers’ Comp Disability Benefits for Injured Factory Workers
There are four types North Carolina workers’ compensation disability benefits: Permanent Partial Disability (PPD), Temporary Total Disability (TTD), and Permanent Total Disability (PTD) and Temporary Partial Disability (TPD). Further, see our article concerning Workers’ Comp Disability Ratings for more information.
Third-Party Claims for Injured Manufacturing and Factory Workers
Manufacturing and industrial accidents often are caused by equipment malfunctions, machinery defects or disabled safety guards. We explore possible lawsuits against the makers of any malfunctioning machine or other third parties for damages, in addition to any claim for workers’ compensation. This is called a third-party claim. If you are injured by the negligence of a party other than your employer, you may have the right to file two legal claims. You can file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s workers’ comp insurance company and a third-party claim against the negligent person or machine manufacturer who caused your injury. You can collect damages from both claims. This can be a bit complicated, but we have handled these third-party claims and can guide you through the process.
Legal Help With Your Workers’ Comp Claim
Without the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve from this on-the-job accident, you may be facing large medical bills without the proper wages or income to address those bills. If you have suffered an injury due to a workplace accident, we can help. Contact the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC for a free consultation. Based in Raleigh, we handle workers’ compensation cases statewide in North Carolina.