Kansas City Missouri Industrial Accident Attorney
Kansas City Trial Lawyers Helping Those Injured in Industrial Accidents
Power plants, factories, and construction sites are full of hazards that can pose serious danger to workers on a daily basis. When someone is negligent, that danger intensifies until someone is bound to get hurt.
While workers' compensation is available for people who are injured on the job, workers' compensation may not be enough to provide the financial security that is necessary after a serious accident and a debilitating injury.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious industrial accident, the attorneys of Dollar, Burns & Becker, L.C. can help you through this difficult time. We help accident victims and their families obtain full and fair compensation after construction accidents, manufacturing accidents and other industrial accidents.
We Hold ALL Responsible Parties Accountable
Contrary to what you may have heard, workers' compensation is not the only possible avenue for recovering compensation. Our attorneys can carefully examine all aspects of the accident to identify all factors that caused or contributed to an industrial accident:
- Scaffolding and harnesses are essential safety equipment for people working at elevated heights. If harnesses are defective, or if improper scaffolding construction causes a collapse, fatal accidents spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result. Scaffolding collapses or tip-overs may indicate design or manufacturing defects. If the scaffolding was installed by a party other than your employer — such as the owner of the scaffolding equipment — the owner may be held responsible.
- Equipment: Cranes, punch presses, forklifts, elevators, and manufacturing equipment are powerful machines. An industrial product malfunction can lead to death by electrocution. Even a small defect, such as a malfunctioning safety latch, can result in a worker losing an arm or hand. When construction or industrial accidents are caused by defective or dangerous products (or products with inadequate warnings), the product manufacturer, engineer, designer, and distributor may be held accountable for injuries or fatalities that result.
- Safety violations: If you were injured because your employer instructed you to undertake some unreasonably dangerous activity, you may have additional claims beyond workers' compensation. These claims depend a great deal on the exact facts of your case, so you should talk to an attorney about your individual situation.
If Compensation Is Available, We Find It
In some circumstances, workers' compensation is not the only recovery available for injured employees. Our personal injury attorneys will examine the facts of your particular situation, find all potentially liable parties, and vigorously pursue accountability and justice for you.
Contact our Kansas City-based law firm and schedule a free initial consultation.