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Industrial occupations involve some of the most dangerous work, and although some accidents are inevitable, the majority of industrial injury incidents are preventable. 

Companies managing unsafe industrial workplaces can be liable for injuries sustained on the job. In some cases, engineers, material suppliers, and equipment manufacturers may also be responsible for compensating victims of accidents.

However, employers often cut costs and cut corners, and either fail to provide proper training or fail to implement the most beneficial safety standards, thereby placing workers at an even higher risk of injury.

Equipment rollovers and falls are the main causes of injury and death in industry. For workers on foot, being struck by heavy equipment or trucks are major causes of death.

Vehicle and forklift overturns are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities. Each year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents.

Falls on the job are no less fatal. In the United States each year, over 500 workers die as a result of falls from elevations.

Other preventable events include the following:

Lyon Firm Settlements

(Clermont County, Ohio): The Lyon Firm filed and settled a vase involving a failure to design and operate a safe construction site, as well as a failure to train operators in the use of excavation equipment. Joseph Lyon represented the flagger who suffered a catastrophic leg amputation when the operator of the
excavating equipment inadvertently struck him from behind causing him to be dragged under the equipment. The settlement assisted our client in future medical care and recovery of lost wages.

Joe Lyon has a wealth of experience representing plaintiffs in industrial injury and wrongful death cases. 

The Firm is capable of reviewing the dangers and litigating an industrial accident case involving virtually any product or type of workplace. 

The Firm handles cases on contingency fees advancing all costs of the case and accepts the financial risk of the litigation to allow the clients access to court and reduce the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare needs. 

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PRODUCT LIABILITY & INDUSTRIAL INJURY CASES

Each year, industrial accidents generate millions in settlements and verdicts for victims. Product liability issues cannot be discounted. In many past incidents, industrial equipment has been found to be inherently flawed. If machinery is found to have a faulty design or missing safety components, victims and their attorneys can file suit against large industrial manufacturers.

Industrial explosions, for example, have occurred due a variety of reasons that included faulty valves, poorly maintained valves, improper valve pressure, dust explosions and combustible material hazards.

Legal Options in Industrial Injury Cases

The legal options will depend on what caused the industrial accident and injury.  If the negligent party was the employer of the worker, the worker may be limited to workers compensation, which usually is not sufficient compensation.   The limited recovery in workers compensation claims, is what it is critical to evaluate all potentially liable companies at the workplace and all potential product liability claims that may have contributed to the injury. 

Industrial accident injuries are usually permanent and should be addressed by an industrial accident lawyer qualified in complex personal injury matters.

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.

Questions about Industrial Injury Cases

What is an Arc Flash Injury?

Arc Flash Industrial Accidents:

Arc flash accidents are an electrical occurrence when an electrical current deviates from its designated path and travels to another conductor. If a worker is hit by an arc flash or is even near one, they are likely to suffer severe electrical injury.

Anything from dropping a tool to faulty wiring can cause an arc flash accident. Poorly maintained materials or electrical systems can lead to arc flash incidents. An electric shock, burns, fires and damage is likely following an arc flash. Employers are urged to protect workers from arc flash injury, with the following prevention methods:

  • De-energize electrical circuits while working
  • Use proper insulation and guarding
  • Provide workers with work barricades
  • Install adequate ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Provide workers with personal safety equipment
  • Place warning labels regarding arc flash hazards
how Can The Lyon Firm help?

Our Firm will help you find answers to important questions following an industrial accident. After a life-changing event, it is crucial for individuals and families to recover the financial losses they have suffered to pay for medical costs and lost future earnings. 

We aim to hold companies accountable for injuries and accidents that occur due to negligence and poor management. Any lack of training, inferior equipment, failure to maintain equipment, or a failure to protect employees can result in a viable industrial accident lawsuit. 

What are the most dangerous industries?

The Lyon Firm reviews injury and workplace accident cases originating in the fracking, oil refinery, transportation, forestry, agriculture, manufacturing, warehousing, fishing, landscaping, and construction industries. 

what kind of industrial injuries are the most common?

Dangerous work sites put workers at risk of burn injury, laceration, amputation, brain injury, fractures, and toxic exposure. 

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    • A member of our legal team will review your industrial injury case.

    • Determine what actions make sense  for you and your family.

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