St. Louis Conveyer Belt Injury Lawyers
Representing Severely Injured Workers Throughout Missouri
Conveyor belts are among the most hazardous pieces of equipment in the workplace. An accident may result in the loss of fingers and limbs, cuts, scrapes, and/or burns. Being injured in a conveyor belt accident is horrible, especially when the injury is compounded with financial stress.
The St. Louis conveyor belt injury lawyers at The Dixon Injury Firm are here to help you with your workers’ compensation claim to help ensure the financial security of you and your family. If you were injured or if your loved one was killed on the job in Missouri, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation. Our firm can help you file your claim, appeal a denied claim, and navigate all other aspects of the Missouri workers’ compensation system.
How Do Conveyer Belt Accidents Happen?
While safety standards are meant to limit the risks associated with conveyer belt operation and maintenance, conveyer belt accidents can and do still happen. Often, these incidents are the result of improper safety standards and/or OSHA violations, although faulty equipment and machinery can also be to blame.
Some of the most common causes of conveyer belt accidents include:
- A belt is partially or totally unguarded
- The conveyor belt’s speed is set too high
- Staff are not properly trained in safety and use
- Defective components and poor assembly
Regardless of how the accident occurred, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you are an employee who was injured at work or while carrying out any duties related to your employment. This includes medical benefits and wage replacement benefits for partial and total temporary and permanent disability. Some injured workers may also be eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits.
Put an Experienced Legal Team on Your Side
Conveyer belt injuries tend to result in serious, catastrophic injuries, leaving injured employees unable to return to work for extended periods of time. In many cases, injured workers will never be able to return to their old jobs and may be entirely unable to work and earn a living for themselves and their families due to their injuries.
At The Dixon Injury Firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardships you are facing. Our St. Louis conveyer belt injury lawyers are dedicated to seeking the maximum compensation you are owed and can help you file a workers’ compensation or third-party injury claim—or both. In some cases, such as when your injuries were caused by defective equipment, you may be able to pursue additional compensation outside of the workers’ compensation system. Our firm can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Request Your No-Cost Consultation Today
The Dixon Injury Firm is committed to helping injured workers get back on their feet. Based in St. Louis, we serve clients throughout Missouri. Our firm offers contingency fees, meaning you do not owe any upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses and if we do not win your case, you do not pay.
Get started with a free initial case evaluation; call (314) 208-2808 today.