Have you been injured at work? Was that injury the result of defective machinery? With healthcare costs on the rise, a work-related injury could mean serious complications where your finances are concerned. You would be wise to hire a legal team that specializes in workers’ compensation cases to pursue damages. A workers’ comp lawyer can get you the financial means you need in order to make a full recovery, while still paying your bills, mortgage, rent, etc.
What Is Defective Machinery?
What constitutes defective machinery? Faulty equipment can be defined as any type of electronic or mechanical equipment that is unsafe or dangerous to use. Ordinarily, this refers to workforce equipment used for manufacturing or producing products. Every year, numerous on-the-job injuries occur because of defective machinery or faulty equipment.
When using a defective piece of machinery, some of the most serious accidents involved have included the following:
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Amputated limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries
Additional, but less common injuries can include electrocution/shock, being struck by projectiles, face and eye injuries, and back injuries.
The Dangers of Defective Machinery
The pieces of machinery we rely on every day are only as good as the parts contained within them, the workers operating them, and the maintenance/upkeep programs that keep them running. On occasion, defective equipment is used. When it is, serious work-related injuries can occur.
Are You a Victim of a Defective Machinery?
If you were injured on the job as a result of defective machinery, you should be covered by workers’ compensation.
For someone who has received an injury due to defective machinery, workers’ compensation insurance and/or liability insurance can be a blessing. Workers compensation plans are indispensable when it comes to job-related injuries. Injured workers can receive compensation and employers are protected from lawsuits, with these policies in place.
It can be a confusing and complicated process to see to it that a worker injured as a result of defective machinery gets all the benefits they are entitled to. Make no mistake – if you are injured on the job and it was the result of faulty equipment, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Whereas, the North Carolina Industrial Commission may not be able to help injured workers with legal advice, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Cardinal Law Partners do exactly that, every day.
Defective machinery accident claims are complex, so don’t handle them by yourself. Seek out an experienced legal team to assist you in sorting out liability among all of the parties involved.
Why Should You Hire Cardinal Law Partners to Defend Your Rights in a Defective Machinery Case?
At Cardinal Law Partners, we provide the kind of representation for our clients that they deserve – superb quality, passionate, and skilled. Have you suffered an on-the-job injury as a result of defective machinery? If so, it is the of the utmost importance that you have a full understanding of what kind of compensation you can get, benefits, and more. Certified by the North Carolina State Bar, our legal team consists of compensation specialists who will fight tirelessly for your rights, and help you understand what those rights are.
If you or a loved one has lost a family member or was injured in a defective machinery accident, contact Cardinal Law Partners now to schedule a free consultation with our workers’ compensation attorneys.