One of the most dangerous industrial machines are metal and vertical lathes. Accidents occur in both large industrial settings as well as small machine shops. One horrific accident occurred at Yale University when a student’s hair was caught in a lathe in the school’s chemistry lab, resulting in the student’s death.

If you have been injured by a lathe, it is critical that you speak to lathe accident attorneys at Lundy Law.

What is a Lathe?

A lathe shapes material, such as wood or metal. The process is completed with the material rotating along an axis while sharp cutting or abrading tools shape the material by pressing against it. Metal parts are shaped often by a lathe. There are occasions when a lathe may malfunction or safety features are not properly installed, leading to serious injury.

Common Lathe Injuries

When a lathe malfunctions or safety measures are not followed, accidents can occur. Some of the injuries reported after a lathe accident include:

  • Amputations of the finger, hand or arm
  • Crush injuries to the finger, hand or arm
  • Lacerations
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Blindness or other eye injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Fractures

Contact Lathe Accident Attorneys

If you are injured in a lathe accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation, even if you or a co-worker were partially or completely responsible for the accident that caused the injury. You are entitled to receive lost wages, medical payments and other benefits. However, employers often miscalculate the amount you should receive as lost wages and some even attempt to deny payments. The attorneys at Lundy Law will review your case and confirm that you are receiving the proper benefits and fight for your rights under the law.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a lathe accident, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Lundy Law. They have helped people just like you get the compensation they deserved under the law. It is important to note that hiring an attorney does not mean you are planning to sue your employer. In fact, Pennsylvania law does not allow lawsuits for workplace injuries in most cases. Instead, our attorneys will simply fight for your rights and get you what you are entitled to under the law. Arrange your initial, no obligation consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the simple form online.

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