What’s the Problem?
Industrial cotton gins are extremely dangerous machines – they contain rotating saws, spiked cylinders, lint cleaners, and spinning “teeth” that pull the cotton from the boll. As a result, cotton gin workers are constantly at risk of being seriously injured or even killed.
Cotton Gin Injuries
- Amputations of fingers, arms, hands, legs and toes
- Crushed limbs
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Burn injuries from defective cotton gins catching fire
- Respiratory illnesses / bronchial infections / asthma attack from cotton gin dust / debris
Who’s to Blame for Cotton Gin Injuries?
In many instances, cotton gin injuries are caused by defects in the machines themselves. Victims in these cases have the right to file product liability claims against the manufacturers and/or distributors of the cotton gin. Other injuries may be caused by negligent/wrongful acts by the owners/operators of the equipment.
Compensation Available to Victims of Cotton Gin Accidents
Workers injured in cotton gin accidents are entitled to full and just compensation for all harms suffered. Factors which may determine the value of your case include:
- Severity of the injury
- Medical or rehabilitation expenses required
- Need for disability care or nursing home care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and loss of future income
- Punitive damages
Do I have a Cotton Gin Injury Class Action Lawsuit?
The Workplace and Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in cotton gin class action lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has suffered damages, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.