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Machinery/Equipment Injuries

Manufacturing and production equipment on factory floors, construction sites, packaging plants, and farms often cause some of the most serious injuries to workers. If you have suffered a machinery injury while using dangerous equipment on the job, you may be entitled to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries or damages. Machinery injury claims are almost always product liability cases. Many workers blame themselves for the accident, but your injury may have been the result of a defective product, equipment failure, improper warnings about specific dangers, or improper training and instructions for use. Even if you think you may not have been using the equipment exactly according to instructions, manufacturers have a responsibility to design safeguards under reasonable use.

 

Where we tend to see many equipment/machinery malfunction cases is on the job, particularly on construction sites. Some examples include:

 

  • Crane collapses
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Power tool malfunctions
  • Heavy machinery malfunctions

 

These individuals may suffer a variety of injuries, including lacerations, broken bones, shocks and burns. The injuries are sometimes catastrophic, resulting in amputation, vision loss, spinal cord damage and even brain damage.

 

Employees injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage through their employer without proof of negligence. However, if the injury was caused by malfunctioning machinery, a third-party product liability lawsuit should be fully explored.

 

Some other types of malfunctioning products that have been known to cause serious injury include:

 

  • Lawn mowers
  • Leaf blowers
  • Power tools
  • Construction equipment
  • Vehicle acceleration pedals
  • Children’s toys
  • Portable heaters
  • Household appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, blenders, etc.)
  • Pool and spa equipment
  • Grills
  • Fireworks
  • Sporting equipment
  • Heating, cooling and ventilation equipment
  • Smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in Oklahoma, contact Homsey Law Center, for a free and Case Review.

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