Factory Accident Attorney
Accidents in factories and processing centers can cause debilitating injuries with potentially long-term repercussions.
Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher can help you pursue a personal injury lawsuit or file a workers' compensation claim.
Schedule a free consultation at our offices in Fresno and Salinas, CA, so you can receive a factory accident case evaluation from a lawyer.
Why You Need an Industrial Accident Lawyer
Injuries in industrial settings can lead to severe, life-altering consequences. In some tragic cases, these incidents can be fatal, leaving loved ones suffering in the deceased's absence.
Along with physical pain and emotional suffering, factory accidents can result in significant financial strain due to medical bills. With your loss of income, you may be unsure of how you will cover these expenses. That is why it is essential for injured workers or surviving family members to speak with a factory accident attorney at our offices in Fresno and Salinas.
We Can Help You Collect The Compensation You Need to Move Forward
If you are struggling with medical bills, loss of income, or other financial burdens after an industrial injury, you need help. Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to workers' compensation or personal injury damages.
Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher can review your case free of charge and explain your legal options. Our goal is to help you completely recover the existing and future losses related to your work injury so you can begin to move forward with your life. Please contact our offices in Fresno or Salinas, CA, to schedule your risk-free consultation.
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"I really can't express how great of an attorney Mr. Fisher is. From day one, I felt like they were there for me and fought hard for my case." Karen Mavrikis, 5-Star Google Review
Dangers in the Manufacturing Industry
Additional Causes of Factory Accidents
In addition to the above examples of industrial accidents, our law firm has also worked on cases involving defective equipment or machinery, recklessness by coworkers, and sprains from repetitive motions. If you or a loved one was injured while working in a factory, it's crucial that you speak with a lawyer at our Fresno or Salinas offices.
Your Employer’s Responsibilities in the Workplace Prevention of Industrial Accidents
Employers throughout California owe a duty of care to their workers and are responsible for implementing certain standards to protect employees. This duty of care includes:
- Providing thorough and ongoing training
- Creating safe traffic patterns on factory floors
- Installing sufficient lighting
- Requiring the use of appropriate safety equipment, such as helmets, goggles, and earplugs
- Maintaining all machinery and vehicles
- Double-checking and repairing safety systems, including automatic shut-off mechanisms
- Ensuring appropriate supervision at all times
When employers have failed to fulfill their responsibilities and an industrial accident happens, injured victims can pursue financial compensation.
What To Do After an Accident
If you were injured in an industrial accident, the most important thing to do is to seek proper medical attention. While your health is the top priority, there are other important steps you need to take following an accident. Injured workers must notify their employer as soon as possible (no later than 30 days of the incident). Failure to do this can disqualify you from workers' compensation benefits. Before submitting your claim, we recommend that you speak to a lawyer. Mr. Fisher is an industrial accident lawyer who will be able to review your claim and make sure you pursue the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled. He can also advise whether to pursue a workers' comp case or a personal injury lawsuit.
Filing an Injury Claim vs. Workers' Compensation Considering Your Options After an Accident
Personal Injury Claim
In some cases, a personal injury claim may be the most appropriate course of action. If so, you will need to prove your employer had a duty of care to workers. Then you will need to show that they neglected that responsibility and that your injury was the direct result of their negligence. Other times, malfunctioning work equipment can make a defective product case more appropriate. With these cases, third parties, such as an engineer or manufacturer, may share liability.
Workers' Compensation Claim
If an accident resulted in the death of a spouse or family member, an attorney can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. This would mean the liable party demonstrated negligence that caused the accident and led to the loss of life. Our Fresno-based firm has helped many families who have suffered irreplaceable losses due to factory accidents. If an injured loved one lost their life on the job, lawyer Gilbert Fischer is here to help you and your family achieve the justice you deserve.
Helping Injured Workers and Their Families Our Law Offices Proudly Serve Fresno and Salinas
"Mr fisher made everything possible for me , a very good attorney he fights for you and knows what he is doing . If your going through a work injury please come to his firm he will take care of you and make sure you know your rights . I want to thank him and his team great people." Shay Rooters, 5-Star Review, 2020
Damages are the monetary award given to a plaintiff in a civil case to make up for what was lost due to their injury. While workers' compensation should ideally cover these expenses, the unfortunate reality is that the amount you are offered won't necessarily be enough. A factory injury lawyer can make sure you don't get shortchanged when it comes to compensation for losses such as:
- Hospital and medical treatment bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages for cases of extreme negligence