Industrial workplaces are often full of heavy machinery, noxious chemicals, combustible materials, and other safety hazards. Businesses in this sector must be especially careful to abide by safety regulations to help prevent serious accidents from occurring. Sometimes, however, no matter how careful a worker or a company may be, accidents happen.
If you or someone you love has been injured while on the job, contact the Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., today at 215-238-1130 to learn more about your legal rights.
Potential Industrial Hazards
Because industrial workers are often handling or working around dangerous materials and heavy equipment, they must always remember to wear appropriate safety gear. Having the proper safety equipment in an industrial accident could mean the difference between life and death. Some industrial hazards to watch for include:
- Flammable and combustible materials near an open flame
- Chemical leaks and spills
- Old or defective machinery
- Objects blocking hallways or exits
- Propped open fire doors
Any of these hazards can greatly increase the chance of a major industrial accident. If you notice any of these within your workplace, be sure to report them to your supervisor immediately. A single overlooked hazard could lead to a serious workplace injury or wrongful death.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a workplace accident, you should discuss your situation with an attorney. You may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits to help cover your accident-related expenses. For more information, contact the Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130.