Machinist or tool and die maker workers set up and operate computer-controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. At McCormick Law Office we represent machinists with workers compensation low back and neck injuries. Physical aspects of the work include aligning, securing and adjusting cutting tools and pieces as they monitor and feed the machines. Parts must be turned, milled, drilled, shaped and grinded to specifications. They may have to smooth and polish tool surfaces and dies.