What type of equipment do you use at your place of employment? Depending on your position and industry, you may come in contact with a variety of equipment on a daily basis.
For example, construction workers often use scaffolding, ladders, and many types of power tools.
While there is nothing wrong with using this equipment, as it can help make the job easier to complete, there are dangers associated with doing so.
Defective workplace equipment can cause a serious injury or even death. The same holds true if a piece of equipment was not maintained in the appropriate manner.
Your employer has the responsibility of providing you with the right equipment for the job. This means that it should be free of defects and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
At our law firm, we have worked with many employees who have been injured by a piece of defective equipment. As a result of their accident, these victims were seriously injured and unable to return to work.
If you’re injured on the job, such as the result of defective workplace equipment, it’s important to do two things:
— Receive immediate medical attention
— Learn more about your legal rights
With regard to your legal rights, you may be able to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Along with this, it may make more sense to file a lawsuit against the negligent party.
In the end, what matters most is that you protect your rights. You don’t want to be taken advantage of, as you were the victim in a serious accident.