Worker Injured In Industrial Accident At Nu-Way Industries In Des Plaines
Industrial Accident - March 26, 2022
Nu-Way Industries Industrial Accident In Des Plaines Seriously Injured One Worker
DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS (March 26, 2022) – A worker was seriously injured in an industrial accident at Nu-Way Industries at 555 Howard Avenue in Des Plaines.
Cook County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:23 p.m. on Friday, March 18th. An employee of Nu-Way Industries became caught in a machine.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the worker. He was eventually freed and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Nu-Way Industries is a metal fabricator that is known for making custom parts for many different businesses. A full investigation into the industrial accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Des Plaines Industrial Accidents
Manufacturing is very dangerous despite numerous improvements aimed at worker safety. According to the Centers For Disease Control, “An estimated 13,455,000 workers in manufacturing industries are at risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries. Occupations within the Manufacturing sector account for 5% of U.S. workers, and 8% of workplace fatalities.” Metal fabrication, in particular, accounts for some of the highest rates of injury and death within all manufacturing fields. There are a number of steps that companies should take in order to reduce accidents and injuries.
- The premises of all manufacturing plants should be reasonably safe.
- Workers should receive adequate safety training to recognize hazards.
- Workers should be trained in the proper lock-out/tag-out procedures.
- Workers should always communicate clearly with one another.
- Workplace equipment should be properly maintained.
Any person that is injured on the job in Illinois may have recourse through a worker’s compensation claim. Worker’s compensation is a no-fault insurance program that can help with medical bills, lost wages and disability benefits. It’s important to let your employer know as soon as possible if you’ve been injured on the job. Depending on the facts of any case, an injured worker may be able to seek benefits through a third-party liability claim.
A third-party liability claim may be possible when an entity separate from a worker’s employer contributed to an accident. For example, the manufacturer of a piece of machinery used in metal fabrication could be held liable through a civil claim. Companies have a legal obligation to create products that are reasonably safe and must warn about the non-obvious dangers associated with the use of their products. Some pieces of machinery lack adequate safety guards that could lead to a worker becoming entrapped. There are many steps that should be taken after any industrial accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- The machinery involved should be examined.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
Any worker that is injured on the job may be able to seek aid through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. An Illinois industrial accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued. It is important to act within the statute of limitations. Failing to act within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights.
Investigating A Des Plaines Industrial Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the worker who was injured at Nu-Way Industries. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to OSHA investigators. Safety should always be the number one priority for every company. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent similar accidents.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an industrial accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to helping accident victims get the medical and financial support they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.