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Did Your Work Safety Equipment Malfunction?


Published in Workers Compensation on January 11, 2021.

Every American deserves a safe workplace, including property functioning safety equipment. If you didn’t receive what you deserved and suffered an injury, you have legal rights and options. The sooner you discuss them with an attorney, the better outcome your case will have. 

If your workplace is sometimes reminiscent of the fictional “Island of Misfit Toys” with broken or outdated equipment, you’re not alone. Sometimes equipment issues in the workplace are costly annoyances or a waste of time, such as a broken copy machine or a computer that takes too long to boot up. However, others can cause extreme safety concerns.

Unsafe working conditions caused by safety equipment malfunctions are a severe problem in many workplaces across Georgia today. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that in 2019 alone, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses. Ironically, some of these are caused by malfunctioning safety equipment. 

Victims of these accidents often turn to seasoned Macon workplace product liability lawyers for help. They know that an attorney with this type of experience can help them obtain compensation for their injuries. 

Who is to Blame for Workplace Safety Equipment Malfunctions?

Workplace injuries caused by malfunctioning safety equipment can turn into legally complex issues; issues that require the attention and experience of a reputable Macon workplace product liability lawyer.

Sometimes employers are to blame for these accidents. After all, they are the party responsible for maintaining and replacing safety equipment when necessary. 

Other times, it’s the product’s manufacturer who is to blame. When it comes to any type of defective product, whether it’s used in the workplace or at home, the designer, manufacturer, and distributor have legal responsibilities. They are obligated to ensure their products are safe for consumers to use. 

When you hire an experienced Macon workplace product liability attorney, they can research what caused your accident and who is liable. Once this determination is made, they can help you seek monetary compensation for your damages such as lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Workers’ compensation laws prevent you from suing your employer. However, depending on the circumstances, you might be eligible to receive workers’ compensation and file a personal injury claim against the equipment manufacturer that caused your injury. 

Meet with an Experienced Macon Workplace Product Liability Attorney Today

Injuries resulting from defective workplace products can result in substantial physical, emotional, and financial burdens. These burdens can impact victims and their families for years to come.

If a faulty or defective product has injured you or someone you love, the attorneys at our office can help. To contact one of our knowledgeable product liability attorneys, please fill out our online case review form today or call (478) 746-1468. We provide free case consultations to injured parties.

At Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law, our skilled Macon workplace product liability lawyers represent a variety of personal injury clients in many different fields. Please explore our website to learn more about the specifics regarding your potential claim.