Industrial injuries often threaten the life and livelihood of the worker. We at Wilner Hartley & Metcalf are extremely concerned about workplace hazards, including toxic hazards, hazards from machine injuries, electrical hazards, noise hazards and other problems.
Workers’ compensation may not be the sole source of compensation. Investigation often reveals that a manufacturer or supplier has acted negligently and cannot claim immunity under workers compensation law. For this reason all industrial accidents must be investigated.
Machine guard failure
Home made machine guards are often removed or are inadequate. Serious injury may result from improper guarding. In cases where a guard is inadequate, the machine designer may be at fault for failing to provide a correct guard. Thorough investigation should be undertaken in any case of machine injury.
Various industrial pollutants can cause injury to the workforce. Wilner Hartley & Metcalf has investigated cases of industrial toxin injury, including electrocution, inhalation toxins, repetitive stress injuries, and other sources of injuries. Persons injured by industrial toxins should seek a comprehensive investigations.