Industrial Accidents

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Industrial Accidents

Sadly, Illinois employers do not always take the necessary safety precautions to protect the health and well-being of their workers. In fact, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were more than 118,000 on-the-job injuries reported in the state in the year 2015 alone. While work injuries can and do occur in any profession, workers at industrial sites are at an especially heightened risk.

At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our Rockford workers’ compensation lawyers fully understand just how devastating an on-the-job injury can be for an industrial worker. We help injured workers seek full compensation for their damages, including benefits for lost income, medical bills, and future medical treatment.

The Most Common Types of Industrial Accidents

While employers have a duty to provide workers with adequate training and to promote overall workplace safety, many fail to live up to this obligation. This is concerning as there are many different potential safety hazards at most industrial job sites in Illinois. Accidents at industrial plants and factories can happen in many different ways, with some of the most common being:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Falling objects injuries
  • Chemical and other burn injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Lifting and overexertion accidents
  • Machinery and equipment related accidents
  • Explosions

How Our Work Injury Attorneys Can Help You

When you work with our firm, one of our experienced attorneys will comprehensively review and investigate the specific circumstances of your industrial accident case and determine exactly what needs to be done to get you the maximum available financial recovery. In most cases, this starts with bringing a workers’ compensation claim. The vast majority of employers in our state are required to purchase insurance coverage that conforms to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. You may be entitled to medical coverage benefits and temporary or permanent disability benefits under this law.

Additionally, you may also have a third-party work injury claim for your industrial accident injuries. If any person or entity other than your employer was negligent, and their negligence contributed to your accident, you can hold them legally liable for your damages. Third-party claims can be brought against many different parties, including subcontractors, other companies working on the same job site, and machinery or equipment manufacturers.

Contact Our Rockford Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today

At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of industrial accident injury cases. If you or a loved one were injured in an industrial accident, please call us today or complete our online contact form to set up a free review of your case.

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