Every year, more than 1 million U.S. workers suffer an injury that causes them to miss work. Many of these incidents occur in manufacturing plants and similar workplaces, because industrial jobs often involve dangerous machinery that can cause a wide range of serious injuries. In many cases, the industrial machinery is made even more dangerous because of a defect or faulty part. If you or a loved one works with industrial machinery, consider the following:

Types of products liability issues involving machinery

In some cases, industrial machine accidents are caused by avoidable human error. In many other cases, however, an industrial machine accident is caused by a problem with the machine. Types of products liability involving machinery include:

  • Defective design
  • Negligent manufacturing
  • Failure to warn of potential dangers or insufficient warning

Potential injuries from defective machinery

There are a wide range of injuries that may occur in an industrial machinery accident. The nature and extent of the injury depends on the type of machine involved in the accident. Because of the multitude of machinery types, almost any injury is possible, including blindness, severed body parts, broken bones and traumatic brain injury. In some cases, the damage can be so severe that it results in a worker fatality.

Possible damages in a defective machinery lawsuit

An industrial machine accident can result in a serious financial burden for the injured worker and the worker’s family. A lawsuit allows the victim to seek monetary compensation for damages such as lost wages, rehabilitation costs, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

After an industrial machine accident, contact an experienced West Virginia workplace injury attorney. A skilled and dedicated attorney can help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.