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Have you been involved in a drill press accident?

It is very easy to get entangled in drill presses and lathes. The result can be deep cuts and missing fingers. Workers' Compensation claims provide some but hardly adequate compensation. Claims against the manufacturer for defects in the machinery can be maintained in addition to the Workers' Comp claim and provide realistic compensation for injuries. Workers injured by drill presses and lathes are urged to contact a Los Angeles industrial machinery accident attorney.

Claims for Lathe and Drill Press Accidents

Equipment with moving parts such as lathes and drill presses need to be fitted with guards to shield hands and clothing from moving parts. Missing safety guards can result in severed limbs. Lathes and drill presses should also be fitted with inaccessible or faulty shut-off switches. Failure to provide a guard or an accessible shut-off switch is a design flaw or, if faulty, a manufacturing flaw and grounds for suit.

Manufacturers also can also be liable for a failure to warn of these dangers. They have a duty to warn not to put hands near the equipment. Workers should be warned that loose clothing such as gloves, long sleeve shirts and long hair can get caught in the machine and cause serious injury. Operators of drill presses should be warned the material drilled needs to be clamped down or it may spin cutting the operator. A warning buried in the instructions is not adequate. It must be prominent so the actual worker will see it clearly.

An Advocate for You

Shop Law has the knowledge, experience and resources to assist clients seeking full compensation for drill press and lathe accident injuries. Attorney David Shop investigates the machinery involved for defects in the design, manufacturing and marketing. He evaluates failures to warn of risks. Once liability is established, the attorney vigorously pursues compensation for the worker for medical expenses, loss of income, any permanent injury and pain and suffering.

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