Frischhertz & Impastato

Call Or Email Us For A Free Consultation

Phone: 504-264-9915

Toll Free: 866-920-5611

Compensation for injuries caused by defective work equipment

Working a job in an already hazardous environment is stressful enough. In addition, workers should never have to worry about whether the equipment required to complete the work is going to operate correctly, especially when their safety depends on it.

Would you be willing to work 10 stories up on scaffolding that may, or may not, hold? What about attempting to repair a jammed-up machine, only to have it release right about the time you stick your hand inside, thereby crushing it? These are the types of situations no workers expects, and these types of accidents should not happen. Injuries caused by defective work equipment do not have to take place, and can be prevented with the correct inspection and maintenance schedules carried out. However, there are instances in which an accident is due to manufacturer error.

On some occasions, injuries caused by defective conditions are of no fault to the employer. If a manufacturer has provided a company with defective work equipment causing a worker to be injured by its failure to perform, then the worker, as well as their employer, may sue the manufacturer under product liability. This scenario could result in a package compensation award for both workers' compensation as well as personal injury.

If you have been injured in an on the job accident cause by defective work equipment, working with an experienced attorney can help you determine if you are entitled to further compensation from the manufacturer, in addition to workers' compensation. Further, they may help you retain the services of a non-biased, independent inspector to validate your claim.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

It’s Easy To Reach Us.

Our office is easily accessible from
anywhere in the New Orleans metro area.

1140 St.Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Toll Free: 866-920-5611
Phone: 504-264-9915
Fax: 504-581-1670
New Orleans Law Office Map