Industrial Accidents in Ocala, FL
Workers and industrial employees have a right to expect that their employers will maintain a safe work environment with procedures in place to keep it that way. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
If you were injured in an industrial accident in the Ocala, Florida area, contact our Ocala industrial accident attorneys at Allen Law Firm, P.A., or call (352) 351-3258 for help getting the compensation you deserve. We have decades of experience helping injured accident victims, and we offer all our clients a contingency fee arrangement to make legal representation affordable. You pay nothing unless we win your case for you.
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How Can Allen Law Firm, P.A. Help You After an Industrial Accident in Ocala, FL?
An industrial accident brings not only injury but financial distress. You have medical bills coming in while you recuperate. Fortunately, our personal injury attorneys are here to advocate on your behalf.
Allen Law Firm, P.A., is a well-known and respected Florida personal injury firm with a strong reputation for providing clients with exceptional legal representation. We’ve successfully fought for industrial accident victims and helped them maximize their compensation. We’ll do everything we can to get you the best possible outcome.
When you hire us to represent you after an industrial accident in Ocala, FL, we’ll handle everything related to your case. This includes:
- Thoroughly investigating the accident
- Gathering evidence from multiple sources, including medical records, safety records, and maintenance records
- Locating and interviewing witnesses
- Working with you to develop a legal strategy
- Helping you file for workers’ compensation
If you need help after an industrial accident, contact our Ocala law offices to discuss your case with our personal injury attorneys. The consultation is free, and there’s no obligation, so call today.
How Prevalent Are Industrial Accidents?
There are approximately 2.8 million non-fatal industrial accidents in private industry every year.
In 2020, 2,654,700 workers sought treatment in emergency rooms for nonfatal work-related injuries at a rate of 156 per 100,000 workers.
Out of more than 880,000 non-fatal work accidents that resulted in days away from work, 27% were slips, trips, and falls.
Approximately 15% of workplace injuries are in manufacturing jobs, and construction accidents have the highest rate of fatalities on the job. Additionally, 229,410 injuries due to contact with objects and equipment in 2019 were so severe that they resulted in time away from work.
Why Are Industrial Accidents So Dangerous?
Occupations in the industrial sector come with inherent dangers. Despite improvements in safety and procedures, there are still accidents, injuries, and occasionally, fatalities involved.
Industrial accidents are particularly dangerous and often caused by:
- Falling or flying objects or debris
- Fires and explosions
- Scaffolding accidents
- Equipment defects and accidents
- Accidents with heavy machinery
- Toxic chemical exposures
The causes of industrial accidents vary greatly, but many accidents occur because of lack of precautionary measures. These can include:
- Neglecting safety procedure
- Improper management of a work area
- Inadequate training
Our industrial accident attorneys will help you determine whether there are any third parties who may be liable. If so, we’ll help you file a third-party lawsuit.
What Injuries Are Common in Industrial Accidents?
Industrial accidents can result in injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Joint injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Back, neck, and spine injuries
- Facial injuries, including the eyes and teeth
- Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel, dislocations, and muscle tears
No matter the injury, our Ocala personal injury attorneys are ready to help you take legal action.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Most Florida companies are required to carry workers’ compensation, which is a form of insurance that covers employees in the event of an accident on the job.
Workers’ compensation covers only medical benefits, income benefits, and death benefits. These expenses could include:
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages
- Disability benefits, both partial and total
- Ongoing medical care
- Death benefits for survivors
Workers’ compensation does not cover non-economic losses such as emotional distress. It also doesn’t cover injuries caused by substance abuse or policy violations.
The workers’ compensation process has its own set of rules and can be cumbersome. Having a personal injury lawyer in your corner can make all the difference.
Contact Allen Law Firm, P.A., Today
Give us a call at Allen Law Firm, P.A., if you were injured in an industrial accident. Let us help ease your pain during this difficult time by taking the legal issues off your hands.
Contact our law offices to arrange your free consultation with our Ocala industrial accident attorneys.