Columbus Equipment Malfunction Lawyers
A workplace injury due to faulty equipment is always a serious matter. When workplace equipment malfunctions and fails, it can lead to serious injuries, impairments, amputations, extensive surgeries, permanent disability, and sometimes death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, close to 3 million employees suffer workplace injuries each year.
A large percentage of equipment malfunctions are due to defects in design, materials, or assembly. In cases where a defect and/or modification to the equipment has caused an equipment malfunction, and therefore, a serious accident, the injured person can initiate a product liability lawsuit against the party/parties responsible for the defect.
Rinehardt Law Firm‘s Columbus equipment malfunction attorneys handle cases involving all types of equipment malfunctions, defects, and failures, including, but not limited to:
- Heavy construction equipment
- Industrial equipment
- Conveyer belts
- Electric tools
- Farming equipment
- Office equipment
- Landscaping equipment and tools
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers must make sure that employees work with safe equipment. Employers are required to take the steps to ensure that the environment that their employees work in is safe and free of hazards.
A workplace injury from equipment malfunctions, defects, and failures can occur in any type of work environment such as warehouses, offices, construction sites, railroads, and farms. Power tools, ladders, platforms, and scaffolding are common types of equipment that can break or malfunction on any of these sites, causing serious injury to workers.
Many people who are injured on the job have workers’ compensation insurance that pays benefits. Workers’ compensation payments are often modest and may not cover the full extent of care required after a serious injury. If your accident was caused by a third party, such as the equipment supplier or service company, you may be eligible for additional compensation via a third-party claim. This is a separate legal action that requires the careful attention of experienced attorneys.
Product liability cases often depend upon investigations performed by experts. While representing you, the attorneys at Rinehardt Law Firm will work with specialists in appropriate disciplines to ensure rightful legal compensation. We work diligently to protect your rights and make sure no stone is left unturned to help you obtain maximum compensation from all possible sources.
Rinehardt Law Firm is the answer to your personal injury. Our team of attorneys and case managers have represented clients in in Columbus and throughout central and north central Ohio for years. We treat every new client as if they were part of our family by providing clear communication, building a strong relationship, and using our experience to provide legal guidance that’s in their best interests. We offer free consultations with no obligation, so don’t hesitate to contact our team about your legal matter.