Lack of proper maintenance can lead to serious injury and even death. Those responsible for maintaining property can be held responsible under the law for the full damages and injuries that result when they are negligent in failing to keep property safe. When injuries and even death occur in such cases, I work diligently in seeking full compensation on behalf of clients.
Situations in which injury or death can occur involving inadequate maintenance include:
In addition to the above, inadequate maintenance can result in accidents involving dangerous and defective equipment. Being employed in a position that involves the use of equipment can result in life-threatening injuries. Since equipment is often complex, it requires many safety measures to be in place. Should one of these precautions be overlooked, the results can be tragic.
Even if all the measures are followed, there are some instances where the product, itself, was poorly designed, not properly manufactured, or simply defective. These types of issues can also result in major injuries including:
When an accident occurs there are many parties that may be liable. Liability for product defects involving defective equipment can extend to manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
For injured employees, while their rights to seek compensation from their employer for negligence on behalf of the company or a company employee will usually be limited to worker’s compensation benefits, the injured employee may additionally sue the parties that are in the “chain of supply” for furnishing a defective product, as noted above.
It’s important to understand that in addition to a product being defective because it breaks or does not work properly, a product can also be deemed to be defective if inadequate instructions were made available with the product, or if inadequate safety instructions (or no safety instructions) were made available.
As a result, if you were injured by a product, including pursuing a worker’s compensation claim (which should always be done as soon as possible), you may be entitled to compensation from other parties.
I represent clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee unless I recover compensation for you.
If you have been injured in an improper maintenance case, like a slip and fall, or from a defective product, it is critical to retain counsel immediately. I will want to investigate the premises or product as soon as possible, before significant changes are made.
I look forward to learning about your matter.