What to Do If You Are Injured at Work by Faulty Equipment

When you are at work, your safety should be a priority for your employer. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Maybe you were injured by faulty equipment. If so, you will need to know what to do if you are injured at work by faulty equipment. How faulty equipment caused your workplace injuries will be important for your claim. You’ll need to know what caused your accident, who’s responsible, and what you can do about your accident. Once you have the information you need, you’ll have the chance to recover from your injuries. An experienced lawyer can help.

How Faulty Equipment Causes Workplace Injuries

When you are at work, you expect the equipment you use to continue working as it should. Your vehicle should run as normal and your tools should withstand the work you are doing. Unfortunately, things do not always go so smoothly. When your equipment is faulty, you might suffer serious injuries because of it. Between the costs of medical care and the pain and suffering you’re experiencing, your faulty equipment can leave you in a serious situation. If you have been injured from any of the following accidents while working, reach out to a lawyer for help with your claim. The following is a list of how faulty equipment causes workplace injuries:

Who Is Responsible?

Typically, your employer is responsible if you were injured at work by faulty equipment. They should provide workers' compensation benefits for your injuries. However, faulty equipment accidents are often caused by a third party. The manufacturer is often the negligent party, as they did not make their equipment safe for use. As such, you may need to file a claim against the manufacturer, rather than seeking workers' comp benefits. Unfortunately, this situation can make your claim more complex. Rather than filing a claim with your employer and getting the benefits you need, you will instead need to file a lawsuit in court against the manufacturer. To make sure you’re following all the laws for your injury, make sure you have a lawyer on your side to help with your claim. A lawyer can explain what to do if you are injured at work by faulty equipment. A lawyer can help you identify what company is responsible for the faulty equipment. He or she can also help you determine how to file your claim and how much to demand from the company. A lawyer will also aggressively negotiate with the company and their lawyers to get you a settlement that covers your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Your lawyer can also help you prove your losses, which can be difficult to figure out on your own.

Seek Compensation If You Were Injured at Work by Faulty Equipment

In the workplace, even your gear can be dangerous. You might be surprised how often faulty equipment causes workplace injuries, and unfortunately, now you’re one of the injured workers. These injuries can be tough to deal with, especially if you’re not sure who’s at fault. Fortunately, an attorney from Pothitakis Law Firm can help. Our lawyers understand how difficult it can be to determine the right path for your claim. We’ll help you find the person responsible for your claim, so you can get the financial assistance you need to cover your expenses while you recover. When you’re ready to seek out your rightful compensation, take advantage of our free consultations. Get started by calling us or by completing the following online form.

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For the past 15 years Mr. Pothitakis has focused his practice on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Cases. The firm has two locations, one being in Burlington, Iowa and the other in Keokuk, Iowa. Mr. Pothitakis works with many area unions and employee organizations to provide advice, assistance, and guidance as it relates to employment issues. Mr. Pothitakis provides free consultations to those with legal questions in the firm's areas of practice. In this initial meeting or conference potential clients are provided advice on their need for assistance and how they need to proceed.