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Power Tools & Machinery Injury

Job Injuries Due to Accidents and Mishaps Involving Power Tools and Machinery

Our Missouri Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help You Get the Benefits You Need To Recover

For many people, working with power tools and heavy machinery is a daily part of their job. While these machines can help perform tasks that would be difficult, if not impossible, to do on our own, working with any types of heavy equipment on the job puts us at risk. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we represent workers when accidents and injuries occur. With more than 45 years combined experience serving clients throughout the Springfield and Joplin areas, our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys can help you get the benefits you need to cover the medical expenses and lost wages you suffer as the result of your injuries.

On-the-Job Accidents Involving Power Tools and Machinery

If you work with power tools, such as drills, jackhammers, gas powered saws, nail guns, and other types of equipment, or near machinery such as pressers, conveyor belts, and pneumatic lifts, you need to be alert and paying close attention at all times. Even an otherwise minor mishap can end up causing serious harm, leaving you with potentially disabling or even life threatening injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), accidental injuries involving power tools and machinery often occur due to one of the following:

  • Lack of proper safety precautions;
  • Improper machine or tool care and maintenance;
  • Defective machine and tool parts.

At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we act as a strong legal advocate on behalf of workers when accidents occur. Our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys provide aggressive legal representation, so you can get the benefits to which you are entitled.

Get the Compensation You Need for the Injuries You Suffer

Machine and power tool manufacturers have an obligation to supply products that work properly, while employers have a duty to protect workers on the job site by providing training in the use of power tools and machines, along with the appropriate safety gear. Even when products are used in the right manner and safety precautions are in place, accidents can still occur. As experienced Missouri workers' compensation attorneys, we represent clients who suffer serious injuries while working with power tools and machinery. These include:

  • Torn muscles and tendons;
  • Severe lacerations and amputations;
  • Shattered bones and joints;
  • Crushing injuries, causing damage to limbs or body organs.

At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we can assist you in obtaining benefits through the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), which can help cover medical costs, lost wages, and ongoing expenses you suffer.

Our Missouri Workers' Compensation Attorneys are Here to Assist You

Obtaining the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to can prove challenging, but Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law are here to help. 

To find out how we can assist you, call (417) 545-3775 or contact our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys online and request a free, no-obligation consultation today.

Seasoned Advocacy, Proven Results
At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, we provide reliable workers’ compensation assistance with an accessible small-town feel. With nearly 50 years of combined legal experience, our knowledgeable, no-nonsense Missouri workers’ compensation law firm is prepared to help you find relief from your financial burdens after a workplace accident. Every client is important to us. Our staff is committed to working tirelessly on your behalf to get you the compensation you are owed.

Stay In The Know

  • Why Do I Need a Missouri Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
    A workers’ compensation claim can take several months, even years, to resolve, especially if you continue to suffer from the effects of your work-related injury. Your employer and its insurance company will be represented by highly skilled attorneys who know how to exploit an injured employee. You need to level the playing field by hiring a Missouri workers’ compensation lawyer who will fight on your behalf.
  • What Happens If My Employer Denies Me Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
    In many cases, your employer or their insurance company will promptly pay any workers’ compensation benefits. But if they deny benefits–or stop paying them before you receive what you believe you are entitled to under the law–then you have the right to file a claim with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. An administrative law judge appointed by the Division will review your claim and either conduct mediation between you and your employer, or alternatively hold a formal hearing to determine your right to compensation.
  • What Kinds of Injuries Are Covered?

    Under Missouri law, workers’ compensation only covers injuries that arise “out of and in the course of employment.” This includes accidents that occur during your work shift. It also includes “occupational diseases” contracted at work, provided workplace exposure was the “prevailing” cause.

    Workers’ compensation is not necessarily limited to injuries suffered at your normal workplace. If your job requires you to travel–i.e., make deliveries or conduct on-site work with clients–you may be compensated for injuries sustained in the course of such travel. However, Missouri workers’ compensation law specifically excludes injuries sustained while commuting from home to work and back, even if you use a company-owned car.

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In the event of a workplace injury, securing compensation for lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation, and related expenses requires the expertise of a seasoned workers' compensation attorney.

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