Redress for Victims of Defective Machinery in Los Angeles
Our Attorneys Can Help Those Injured by Defects in Heavy Machinery and Tools
Every year, many workers are injured due to defects in the machinery they use on the job. This can be due to design defects, manufacturing defects or a failure to warn about hazards inherent to the equipment. Actions to recover damages for these injuries can be hard to prove because manufacturers heavily resist such claims. However, one successful claim can open the door for other injured workers to receive help after an accident. Whether you are the first or hundredth victim, we are here to fight for you.
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, clients who have been injured by defective machinery receive aggressive and experienced advocacy for their claims. Our firm has 35+ years of experience and proven results that speak volumes when it comes to our services. If you are looking for help after an accident, contact our defective machinery attorneys to learn more about your legal rights.
What Causes Machinery Defects?
Unfortunately, machinery defects are more common than many people think. An employer’s failure to keep work equipment serviced to the highest standards can result in serious injury and sometimes even death. If a company’s negligence causes a machinery problem, the injured worker may be able to file a lawsuit against them.
Accidents and injuries can also be the result of the designer, manufacturer, or distributor of the machinery. When these companies do not take the time to ensure their products are made well and include all the necessary warnings consumers may need, they put real people in danger.
Issues that commonly cause injuries include:
- Absent or poorly placed shut-off switches
- Failure to provide guards on saws
- Ladders that collapse
- Cranes that drop loads
- Defective forklifts, bulldozers, and backhoes
- Compaction equipment malfunction
- Hole-punching equipment defects
- Defective agricultural machinery
Help After a Machine-Caused Accident
The injuries caused by product defects are serious and may not be completely treatable. They include
- Fractured or crushed bones
- Loss of limb
- Traumatic brain injury
During their recovery, employees may miss many paychecks or even find they will not be able to return to the same job. We understand these financial hardships compound physical hardships, and we’re here to help if you’re in this situation.
Contact the Firm That Truly Cares
Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation studiously investigates claims of defective machinery to isolate the cause and identify the parties responsible for the defect. With our experience, we can help you prepare a strong case and request a fair settlement for damages. We are unafraid to litigate cases that manufacturers refuse to settle and will do all we can to establish the validity of your claim in front of judges and juries.
Our firm places a high priority on the needs and concerns of our clients. We are always available to address your questions as they arise. As an exclusive local firm, we can offer a higher level of quality care that many large firms simply don’t offer as they shuffle cases around.
You may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, property damage, loss of income, and pain and suffering if you have been in a machinery accident. With our reputable Los Angeles team on your side, you can have the peace of mind that you deserve at this time.