Thousands of workers suffer serious injuries or are killed on the job as a result of defective industrial products every year. In fact, many times when our lawyers are investigating a worker’s compensation case, they discover a defective industrial product is to blame.
Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Most of these injuries could be avoided if the distributor or manufacturer of these products took additional steps to ensure the safety of its consumers.
Industrial products may include manufacturing equipment, construction equipment and tools. When a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, it is important to look closely at the working environment. Machinery may lack proper safety guards, safety instructions may not be properly posted or may be missing altogether. The industrial product may not be properly secured, or workers may have been instructed to use the product improperly.
What can I do?
Our product liability attorneys are here to assist people who have been injured by unsafe products, or the survivors of those who may have died as the result of an unsafe product. If you feel you have a claim, our attorneys would like to talk to you. You may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.