An Attorney Can Help You Recover after a Faulty Equipment Injury
Your employer or a manufacturer may be liable for injuries you sustained on the job due to faulty equipment. The legal team at Cardon Law in Virginia Beach, VA, can help victims of electrocution, burn injuries, falls, and other incidents recover the full compensation they are due for their injuries and losses. David A. Cardon has been fighting for clients' rights for over two decades and has a reputation for being extremely responsive and compassionate. Call our office at (757) 306-9060 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
Faulty Equipment & Liability
The law requires employers to ensure workplace safety and manufacturers to provide safe products. Faulty equipment generally refers to any type of mechanical or electronic equipment that is dangerous to use. It may be unsafe due to:
- Design or manufacturing flaws
- Failure to follow safety and maintenance requirements
- Employers not using a product as intended
- Not properly training employees on its use
Despite laws and regulations designed to prevent faulty equipment accidents, these incidents persist and often relate to power tools, forklifts, ladders, safety harnesses, or scaffolding. Electrical, wiring methods, and equipment remain among the top 10 violations cited by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in 2017. Electrocutions were among the "Fatal Four" in 2016, accounting for over eight percent of construction accident deaths.
Repercussions after Catastrophic Accidents
Injuries sustained from faulty equipment can be catastrophic, inflicting severe suffering on you and your loved ones. Faulty equipment injuries may require care for years or the remainder of the victim’s lifetime.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible to protect your health and to document evidence which can connect your injuries to the accident.
Burns, brain injuries, and damage to the spinal cord are often associated with faulty equipment and can be grounds for a personal injury claim, in addition to any other injury type sustained by faulty equipment. Sadly, faulty equipment can also take a victim’s life, and may serve as the basis for a wrongful death suit filed by the victim's family.
What to Do after a Faulty Equipment Accident
The most important concern following a work-related accident is your well-being. Victims of these types of accidents should first seek medical care. This is crucial to your health and can also connect the injuries to the accident, validating your claim.
Following an accident, victims should:
- Seek medical attention right away
- Report the accident to your employer
- Collect evidence, such as witness testimony and photographs
- Contact a personal injury lawyer
Taking action quickly bolsters your claim by establishing a timeline. Involving an attorney from the start can also ensure your rights are protected and insurance representatives do not persuade you to settle for less than your claim is worth.
How Mr. Cardon Can Help You
Mr. Cardon has been practicing for over 20 years and has developed strong ties in the legal community. Besides a track record of just settlements and verdicts, Mr. Cardon understands the importance of serving as an advisor to clients and working hand-in-hand with them. He maintains a strong line of communication and is available 24/7 to answer any questions.