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Who’s Liable for Defective Machinery?

Heavy machinery can pose a significant risk of serious injury or wrongful death when it is defectively manufactured or poorly maintained. Those harmed by defective machinery, as well as their loved ones, may suddenly face unexpected costs in medical bills and lost wages. However, it may be possible for these individuals to avoid paying these costs out of their own pocket. Rather, they may hold the negligent parties liable for damages. We discuss who these parties may be below.

Product Liability and Workers’ Compensation Claims

After a work injury, there may be more than one legal option to pursue. For example, an injured worker may recover funds through a workers’ compensation claim through their employer.

Sometimes, however, heavy machinery may have been poorly designed and/or manufactured which can cause injury or even death to someone using the machine. As a result, the manufacturer, distributor, designer, and seller may be held liable for damages through a product liability claim or lawsuit.

At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our Los Angeles product liability attorneys have over 35 years of experience in this area of the law, and we can help you recover the compensation you deserve after a devastating work injury caused by defective machinery or other dangerous equipment.

Call us at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation and learn about your legal options!