Blog | April 4, 2019

Defective Machinery

Defective machinery, equipment, or tools can create a dangerous situation for workers who must use the equipment to do their jobs.

At Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo, we have handled numerous cases involving defective machinery and equipment such as:

  • Factory machines
  • Cranes
  • Forklifts
  • Bulldozers
  • Tractors
  • Dump trucks
  • Jackhammers
  • Nail guns
  • Drills
  • Table saws
  • Belt sanders
  • Defective scaffolding or ladders
  • Defective conveyor belts

When someone suffers a serious injury at work while performing regular duties caused by defective equipment, they may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. If they are unable to perform their job duties, the injured worker may be eligible to receive medical or wage loss benefits related to the workplace injury. In unforeseen stressful circumstances such as this, our attorneys will help you through the process of filing a claim and offer guidance and advice to help you move forward.

Products liability third-party lawsuit for defective machinery and equipment

Product manufacturers are responsible to provide products that work in the way they are supposed to. When a manufacturer delivers products that are defective in their design or in how they are made, those who are injured due to those defects or malfunctions may be able to file a products liability lawsuit to recover compensation for their injuries. If the employee happens to die in the accident, their spouse or immediate relatives may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

While workers are generally not allowed to bring a lawsuit against their employer, they can take legal action against the product manufacturer for their defective product. Our Personal Injury attorneys will work directly alongside with your workers’ compensation attorney to make sure the process is as smooth as possible. We keep everything in house so you don’t need to go anywhere else.

Learn more about our Workers’ Compensation services and how we can help you!

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