Defective or Unsafe Equipment
Industrial Workplace Injury
The equipment used in the workplace is supposed to have a basic level of safety for workers using it. In some cases, defective or unsafe equipment has resulted in a catastrophic injury to the worker. This faulty equipment could result in explosions, fires or other dangerous accidents. Some common types of faulty or defective equipment that has caused serious injury or death include:
- Defective Lathes
- Faulty safety guards
- Defective drills
- Defective safety rails
- Defective platforms
- Defective or poorly maintained forklifts or other equipment
If a worker is injured using a poorly maintained or defective piece of equipment, it may be necessary to contact an attorney to assist you in making your claim for damages. In such cases, it may be necessary to include in the claim a third party, such as the equipment manufacturer or in some cases the company that maintains the dangerous equipment. Negligence is usually involved in such claims. Keeping equipment safe for any workers is also part of the responsibility of the employer. Depending on who is finally determined to be at fault, either partially or fully, helps to determine how to move forward on your claim for compensation.
Serious injuries sustained in the workplace can be life-changing events. In some injury cases, the worker will never fully recover from the injury, such as burns,
dismemberment, spinal injuries, brain injuries and others. In any such catastrophic injury, it is crucial that you have the best in medical care and that your family is taken care of in the future. With the assistance of an attorney from Shea & Shea, the likelihood of a higher amount in compensation in your claim can increase. We seek maximum compensation for damages and will have your best interests as our priority.