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Industrial Accidents: Defective equipment claims

| Jan 18, 2017 | Industrial Workers' Injuries

When a worker is injured in an industrial accident, an investigation is usually done into the accident to determine what caused it. In many cases, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the agency that handles the investigation, especially if there was a serious injury or death involved.

If you are injured in such an accident and you believe that a defective piece of equipment is to blame, you may have cause to seek compensation from the equipment’s manufacturer. Some examples of defective equipment include a forklift that doesn’t operate correctly, a saw that has no safety guards or a defective scaffold.

If you are injured while at work, you have a right to collect workers’ compensation benefits. Both a defective equipment claim and a workers’ compensation claim can be handled by Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A. Collecting workers’ compensation will not affect your rights to seek workers’ compensation benefits.

You don’t have to face an insurance company alone. Our attorneys are very experienced in workers’ compensation cases and will work diligently to help you secure the benefits you need and deserve. At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., you can trust us to protect your rights as an injured worker.

Workers’ compensation benefits can include lost wages, medical expenses, temporary and permanent disability, as well as other benefits. You can seek compensation for a defective equipment claim for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life and much more. To learn more about filing either claim for compensation, please take a few moments to look over our web pages on the topics.

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