It is extremely important that you know how to use any equipment required for your job. However, even if you know what you are doing, you never know if a piece of equipment could be defective.
In the event of a workplace accident, it is important that any equipment or machinery be examined. This goes a long way in determining if the accident was caused by a defect. Here are some types of accidents often caused by a defect:
— Ladder falls.
— Conveyer belt accidents.
— Forklift accidents.
Here is one of the biggest questions to answer: Was the accident the result of a defect or defective maintenance?
There is a big difference. Often times, it appears that a piece of equipment was defective, but it was actually improper maintenance that caused the accident. In this case, it is the employer, not the manufacturer, that could be held responsible for the accident.
No matter what type of job you have, you know that staying safe at all times is of utmost importance.
If you have been injured at your place of employment, if you believe this is the result of defective equipment, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Once you have our team on your side, you will better understand how to protect your legal rights.
It’s never easy to deal with a workplace accident, but our legal professionals will take a lot of stress off your back. Contact us online or via phone to discuss your case and learn more about what to do in the near future.