Defective equipment is frequently the cause of serious industrial accidents that can result in a wide range of disfiguring and disabling injuries.
Industrial equipment such as hand tools, conveyor or feed belts, forklifts, hoists, and cranes can arrive defective from the manufacturer, or can become defective when improperly used or maintained. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes safety guidelines for equipment, and employers are required to meet and adhere to those guidelines. Workers using defective or malfunctioning equipment risk being severely injured or killed.
Typically, when someone suffers an injury due to defective equipment, he or she must deal with an insurance company rather than directly with the manufacturer or a maintenance company. Insurance companies have deep pockets and use those resources to defend the case. Many times they will try to win by blaming the injured worker.
If you have been involved in an industrial accident caused by defective equipment, the lawyers at Cunningham Bounds have the resources and expertise to uncover why the equipment failed. Contact us to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you.