Dallas Manufacturing Injury Lawyers
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The manufacturing industry sees its fair share of workplace injuries. were injured in manufacturing accidents. A clumsy coworker, malfunctioning machine, or a failure to follow safety measures can turn your job site into a dangerous environment. An accident can leave you with serious injuries, financial burdens, and questions about what to do next.
The manufacturing accident attorneys at Zinda Law Group have experience representing victims and helping them seek the compensation they deserve. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free attorney consultation with skilled Dallas manufacturing injury attorneys.
Awards & Recognition
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)
MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020
AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.
Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice
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COMMON MANUFACTURING INJURIES
In Texas, manufacturing is one of the most dangerous jobs. Depending on your job duties and work environment, you may be more likely than workers in other industries to suffer from a workplace injury. While there are a number of situations that contribute to a manufacturing injury, some of the most common injuries include:
Being Struck or Crushed by an Object
Serious injuries can occur if you are struck by an object or get trapped between pieces of manufacturing equipment. Personal Protective Equipment and proper safety measures may reduce the incidence of these events, but you can still be seriously injured even with safety measures in place.
Slips, Trips, and Falls
A slip or fall can result in a range of injuries, from a minor bump to major physical harm. For example, anytime ladders or other platforms that elevate you off the ground are involved, the chances of a workplace accident increase.
Sprains, Strains, or Muscle Tears
You may suffer from one of these injuries due to overexertion. If you lift or lower heavy equipment, or use a repetitive motion over and over, you’re more likely to overexert yourself and suffer from stress injuries. While these injuries may not be life-threatening, they may still keep you off your feet or prevent you from doing your job.
Lifting heavy equipment can cause back pain or more serious back injuries. You may need to adjust the amount you lift or wear a supportive brace to prevent further injuring yourself.
Cuts and Lacerations
Cuts and lacerations happen in a split second. They may require stitches, bandages, and time off from your job while you heal.
Eyes can be injured by flying shards of metal or glass, tools that slip or malfunction, or chemicals that are accidently splashed. Every year, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace, and injuries often require one or more missed work days for recovery.
Heavy manufacturing equipment can cause head injuries when it strikes workers, including cuts, concussions, or more serious head injuries. Falling from an elevated surface may also cause head injuries.
Manufacturing equipment that is intended to cut through metal or wood can easily slice through a finger or other body part. Amputations require immediate medical treatment and may require additional time to recover.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A MANUFACTURING INJURY
After a manufacturing accident, there are a number of steps you should take to protect your health and document what happened in order to help ensure that you are able to pursue the maximum damages to which you may be entitled. These include:
Seek Medical Attention
If you are seriously injured in a manufacturing accident, be sure to seek immediate medical attention. Even if you do not receive urgent medical care, be sure to visit your doctor as soon as possible to determine if you need treatment. After you leave the hospital or doctor’s office, be sure to watch for any additional signs or symptoms of injuries that can occur in the days following an accident.
Report the Accident
After a manufacturing injury, you will need to inform your supervisor of your injuries. This should be done as soon as possible, although you have 30 days from the date you were injured or first knew your injury or illness might be work-related to notify your supervisor.
Document the Accident
It is important to document your accident in order to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and how the accident occurred. This may include photos of:
- Injuries you sustained
- Pictures of equipment, tools, or other objects that contributed to your injury
- Names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident
- Pictures of the location of the accident
Document Your Expenses
A manufacturing injury can be expensive. It’s important that you keep track of all receipts and paperwork related to your accident. This could include hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, chiropractor bills, and documented time taken off while you recover from your injuries.
File a Worker’s Compensation Claim
If you believe you may be entitled to a worker’s compensation claim, you have one year from the date of the injury to file a claim. If the injuries from your manufacturing accident are not immediately clear, your time to file a claim will be extended to when you should have known the problem was work-related.
What Are My Safety Rights as a Worker?
Most of the time, workplace injuries are accidents. However, employees are sometimes placed in uncomfortable and dangerous situations when safety measures and laws are ignored. As an employee, you have a right to a safe work environment. OSHA explains that employees have a right to:
- Receive workplace safety and health training in a language you understand
- Work on machines that are safe
- Receive required safety equipment, such as gloves or a harness and lifeline for falls
- Be protected from toxic chemicals
- Request an OSHA inspection and speak to the inspector
- Report an injury or illness, and get copies of your medical records
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses
- See the results of tests taken to find workplace hazards
If you feel unsafe at your workplace or believe your employer has violated any safety requirements, you can report these violations to the Safety Violations Hotline at 1-800-452-9595. These reports can be done anonymously in both English and Spanish.
What Is Worker’s Compensation?
Worker’s compensation provides workers with medical and income benefits after a work-related injury or illness. The injury must have occurred while working and cannot be the result of an employee’s horseplay, purposeful self-injury, worker intoxication from drugs or alcohol, or voluntarily participating in an off-duty recreational activity.
How Do I Know if My Employer Has Worker’s Compensation?
In Texas, employers are not required to have worker’s compensation coverage. However, when you are hired, a Texas company is required to let you know whether they have worker’s compensation coverage and that you have a right to reject this coverage. Your employer must also post a notice of coverage at your work place and let you know when any changes are made to its worker’s compensation policy.
Will I Be Paid While I am Unable to Work?
If your work injury prevents you from working for more than seven days, you may be able to get temporary income benefits (TIBs). However, if you are able to return in seven days or less, your employer will not need to pay you for the wages you lost while you were injured. For serious work injuries that require weeks, months, or even years to heal from, you may be eligible for more financial support. An experienced Dallas manufacturing injury attorney may be able to help you navigate this process.
When Do I Need to Return to Work?
After your injury, a doctor will provide you and your employer with a notice about your ability to work while you are healing. This might include how much you can safely lift, how long you can sit or stand, or your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. In some cases, you may be able to return to work immediately, but with a modification and limitation on the scope of your job duties. It is important to communicate with your doctor to determine when it is safe for you to resume work.
Once you are cleared to return to work, it is important that you return immediately. If you delay your return to work after a doctor has deemed you fit to work, you may lose your temporary income benefits.
Will I Still Have a Job to Return to After My Injury?
In Texas, employees are at-will and can be fired at any time for any reason. However, there are limitations to this law. Employees may not be fired in retaliation for filing a worker’s compensation claim.
CONTACT A LAWYER WHO HANDLES MANUFACTURING INJURY CASES
At Zinda Law Group, our Dallas manufacturing accident attorneys have helped many injured victims seek the compensation they deserve after suffering an injury at work. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you pursue maximum compensation for hospital bills, lost income, future wages, pain and suffering, and much more.
We believe an accident victim should never have to worry about being able to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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