Beasley Allen lawyer Kendall Dunson is working to get justice for a man severely injured on the job. While operating machinery in the course of his job, the man’s arm was caught in the equipment. His injury resulted in amputation of his dominant arm above the elbow. The employee, Marcus Williams, is only 30 years old. After visiting the workplace and inspecting the equipment, Kendall and his co-counsel spoke with Marcus. After looking at photographs taken during that visit, Marcus told the lawyers there is now a guard in place on the machine that had not been there at the time of his injury. Representing workers, when investigating on-the-job injuries and deaths, our lawyers like Kendall often find that defective or dangerous machinery may have been involved.
In addition, Kendall found that the employer never informed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as required by law, of the serious injury that occurred in their workplace. As a result, enough time had elapsed that OSHA was unable to bring penalties against the employer. This loophole, Kendall believes, provides an opportunity for employers to avoid responsibility for worker injuries, putting more workers at risk. He is working to change these rules.