Industrial Accidents

Federal and state law mandates that your employer maintain safe and hazard-free workplace conditions.  This includes following the strict health and safety standards put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).  In spite of the great strides that have been taken to make workplaces safer, workplace industrial accidents are still fairly common.  Workers may be injured in a variety of ways including:


  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Electrical, chemical and other burns;
  • Unsafe or defective machinery;
  • Scaffolding accidents;
  • Toxic chemical exposure;
  • Electrocution; and
  • Explosions


If you have been injured in an industrial accident at the workplace, our attorneys can assist you with bringing a worker’s compensation claim.  Such claims may provide lost income, medical coverage, and compensation for long-term disability while you are recovering.


Sometimes workplace accidents occur because of the negligence  of a third party.  The accident may have taken place on unsafe property that is not owned by your employer.  The equipment involved may have malfunctioned  leading to your injury.  In those cases, in addition to receiving workers compensation benefits, you may have a valid third party personal injury claim against the property owner, construction company or equipment manufacturer for damages. Our attorneys engage in extensive investigation to identify any other potential responsible parties beyond your employer.


Our strength at Cooper Sevillano lies in our unique perspective.  With a former insurance defense attorney on our team, we truly understand how insurance companies and their defense teams operate which makes us better able to evaluate your claim, anticipate any potential pitfalls, and combat any attempts by the insurance company to deny or limit your claim.  If an insurance company is not negotiating fairly, we are ready to take your case to trial and will strive to obtain the best possible results for you and your family.


Claims Handled on a Contingency Basis


Remember that all of our cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis which means we are only paid when we win a case and recover money for our clients.  If you or someone you love has been injured in an industrial accident, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation at  (203) 366-0660 or email us at

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