Workers rely on employers to provide them with the proper safety equipment. However, sometimes, the safety equipment is defective and can cause injury. In these cases, you may have a cause of action against your employer. Under the law, employers are responsible for ensuring that workers are provided with a safe work environment.
In some cases, the manufacturer of the safety equipment may be at fault for your injuries. For example, gloves that fail to protect against toxins due to a defect in the materials in the glove or harnesses that were improperly designed to prevent injury.
It is important to consult with an attorney that can assist with determining whether your injuries are due to a defect in the equipment itself or your employers’ failure to provide properly functioning equipment. Sometimes, employers will utilize older equipment or equipment that they know needs repair as a cost saving measure. Unfortunately, this can have devastating consequences on a worker utilizing the faulty equipment.
If you have been injured as a result of defective safety equipment, it is important to call a law firm with the knowledge and experience to assist you. We can investigate the causes of the defective safety equipment and determine who is at fault for your damages. We work with some of the best experts in the field to ensure that your case is properly handled.
If you have been injured as a result of defective safety equipment, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Physical impairment
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Our law firm has extensive experience assisting clients who have been injured in a variety of personal injury cases. We work with some of the best experts in the industry to ensure that your case is properly handled. Please call our law firm for a free consultation.