Free Consultations

We Advance All Costs - No Fee Unless We Win!

In this section
Review Us
Experienced trial lawyers With The Resources To Handle Your Case

Company faces fines for workplace injuries after amputation

A Pennsylvania company has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker suffered a serious injury while on the job. The manufacturer faces a fine of $74,000 for serious citations, which were discovered after a serious injury to a worker's leg. The inspection from OSHA came after the company reported that an employee was hospitalized due to workplace injuries

The worker's leg was crushed in a stationary trash compactor while loading card board into the machine. Ultimately, the worker's leg had to be amputated. One of the main citations given to the company was related to failure to provide a workplace free of major hazards. It was found that there was no emergency stop button for the machine. 

OSHA found that the worker's injury and the eventual amputation was unnecessary. This life-changing injury could have been prevented if the employer had provided the necessary safety precautions and if certain hazards had been addressed. This accident will have a permanent impact on the worker and his or her family, likely resulting in ongoing medical care, loss of ability to work and various accident-related expenses. 

Fortunately, this worker and others who have suffered from workplace injuries have the right to seek compensation for financial losses. Workers' compensation exists to support workers who suffered injuries at work, but the system is complex, and it can be difficult to get the benefits that are needed. With the help of a lawyer, a victim and his or her family has a better chance of a successful claim or appeal. A Pennsylvania victim can seek a full understanding of legal rights with a complete case evaluation.

Source: businessinsurance.com, "Worker's leg amputation leads to OSHA fine for metal parts maker", Gloria Gonzalez, Nov. 18, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

what our clients say about us

  1. $5.5 Million

    Settlement for spinal injury caused by delivery company's negligent vehicle maintenance

  2. $5 Million

    Settlement for traumatic brain injury

  3. $1.2 Million

    Settlement (Liability insurance limits) for death claim arising out of tractor trailer collision

  4. $1 Million

    Settlement for closed head injury/facial fractures due to negligent construction site practices

  5. $1 Million

    Arbitration award in death claim arising out of motor vehicle collision

  6. $1 Million

    Total workers' compensation settlement for injured worker who suffered orthopedic injuries and additional GI injuries due to prescription medications.

  7. $1 Million

    Policy limits recovered for head injury sustained by the user of unsafe rental equipment.

  8. $890,000

    Settlement for head injury of injured worker caused by negligent operation of equipment by a non-employer contractor on the job site.

  9. $875,000

    Settlement for ankle injury due to negligent dump truck operation

  10. $675,000

    Settlement for bilateral wrist injuries caused by the negligent operation of a tractor-trailer.

  11. $600,000

    Settlement for statutory cap of $500,000 for wrongful death of a worker who was killed when struck by a government-owned vehicle as well as policy limit for underinsured motorist coverage.

  12. $$450,000

    Workers' compensation settlement for a nurse who sustained a low back injury requiring multiple surgeries.

  13. $375,000

    Settlement for knee injury sustained in a motor vehicle collision with contested liability.

view more
email us for a response

Call Us 24/7 To Discuss Your Case

866-967-7235 | 717-496-0070

Absolutely no fee

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy