When Industrial Equipment Causes A Serious Injury

An industrial equipment accident does not necessarily imply that the piece of equipment is defective. A manufacturer may or may not be responsible when a worker is injured by a piece of industrial equipment. Liability may also lie with the owner, a maintenance company, a supervisor responsible for training workers, the maker of a protective device such as a mask or guard, or someone else. Anyone in the chain of command from design to manufacture to operation to maintenance and instruction to users may put workers at risk when they use or work near equipment such as a:

  • Hot water tank
  • Circulation pump
  • Motor
  • Blower
  • Cutting tool
  • Grinder
  • Pipe threader
  • Scissor lift
  • Welding machine
  • Drill press
  • Lathe
  • Band saw
  • Drill
  • Other power tool
  • Robot
  • Forklift

Whether the equipment is in a factory or is used on job sites, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides guidelines for safe usage. Specific industries have standards and individual factories and other work sites have employee training manuals. All such industrial documentation is useful for evaluation of potential causes of industrial accidents.

Assuming your accident occurred at work, you can file a workers' compensation claim to seek access to funds fairly soon after an industrial equipment accident. At the same time, a products liability lawyer can evaluate your case to determine whether you may have a third-party liability claim.

Attorneys at the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke can stand up for you in persuasive negotiations. At the same time, we will prepare to take your case to trial if that is what it takes to get fair compensation for you after you have suffered injuries due to defective or poorly maintained or misused industrial equipment.

Representing Workers Injured In Industrial Equipment Accidents In Connecticut

If you have been injured in an industrial equipment accident, our personal injury attorneys will help you identify any negligent parties who may have contributed to the incident. Our goal is to ensure you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. To schedule a free initial consultation at one of our three office locations, contact us online or call 203-864-4427.