Machine Injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to maintain safe working conditions free from dangers, yet machine injuries in the workplace occur when equipment is defective or improperly maintained. Employers are required to perform regular safety updates and maintenance to all equipment, and to give employees the proper training regarding machinery use. Most construction, factory and industrial worksites must adhere to these OSHA guidelines.


When inadequate instructions or a failure to recognize the potential warnings surrounding a piece of equipment lead to unnecessary and devastating injuries or wrongful death on the job, the manufacturers, distributors or sellers of the machinery may be at fault.


Common machine injuries in the workplace include:


  • Deep Lacerations
  • Broken Bones
  • Eye Injury
  • Nerve Damage
  • Crushed Hands or Fingers
  • Amputated Arms or Lost Fingers
  • Forklift Injuries
  • Crane Accidents
  • Debilitating Back Injuries
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Brain Damage


Cases involving machine injuries require thorough examination and strong representation by an experienced attorney who understands Mississippi law on product liability. The Gilliam Firm, PLLC can investigate your situation to determine the cause of the accident and the party at fault to help you seek justice and recovery for your losses.


If you or a loved one has been seriously affected by a machine injury or if a loved one has died in an accident where equipment failed to perform in the way that it should have performed, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the product. Please contact us for a free consultation on your case.