Goldasich, Vick & Fulk recently obtained a $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who was severely injured in a workplace accident. The case involved allegations that defective commercial equipment exploded, leaving a machine operator with with significant burns and permanent injuries.
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.
Industrial products may include manufacturing equipment, farming equipment and construction equipment. When a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, it is important to look closely at the working environment.
Defective Commercial Equipment
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.
Although a state’s workers’ compensation system places limitations on the ability of employees to hold employers accountable for work-related injuries, many people do not realize that there may be another available source of recovery. If a product causes an on-the-job injury, a product liability suit may be brought against the product’s manufacturer. Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries, deaths and amputations commonly occur from defective products found in the work place.
We help ensure that employers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.
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If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, please contact Goldasich, Vick & Fulk immediately for a free attorney consultation.