Work Equipment Injury Attorneys
Were you injured in a work-related accident that involved a defective or faulty piece of equipment? If so, your case could be more complicated than you realize.
Employees who are injured on the job are entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits—money to help them pay their bills and handle insurance claims. But for cases in which defective equipment is at fault, filing a workers' compensation claim is only part of the puzzle.
You may also have a case against the manufacturer, supplier, distributor, or even retailer of the product that caused your injuries—which means you could be entitled to additional compensation beyond work comp benefits.
That's because the manufacturers of those tools and equipment have a responsibility to make products that are safe. If they fail to do that and someone is injured by their product, they could face a product liability or wrongful death lawsuit.
You may receive additional compensation for your work injury if the manufacturer, supplier, distributor, or retailer of the product:
- Failed to adequately test or inspect the product before sending it to market
- Created the defect in the product
- Failed to discover the defect in the product
- Failed to discover that the product could be defective or dangerous
- Failed to adequately warn of the risk associated with the product
- Failed to manufacture or install the product correctly
Our product liability attorneys have represented clients who were injured on work sites as a result of defective:
- Cranes, forklifts, backhoes, and other heavy equipment
- Landscaping equipment
- Welding tools
- Protective clothing
- Equipment safety features/guards
Workers injured on the job by defective products may also have an additional third-party claim. Third-party claims may be filed against the manufacturer of a defective product used in the workplace—and like other product liability suits, can be complex and confusing.
If you were hurt because of a design flaw, tool recall, or unsafe work equipment, don't try to face a manufacturer's high-powered team of attorneys without your own legal representation. Call the product injury attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates today for a free case review.
We'll stand up to the corporate lawyers and handle the aggressive insurance agents so you can focus on what's most important: Your health.