Industrial products are as diverse and varied as the businesses and manufacturing operations that drive the economic engine of this country. Many of the consumer products we use everyday are built or constructed using industrial machinery. By their very nature, they are often designed to do specific things or perform certain functions, and are operated by both skilled and unskilled laborers.
Victims of industrial product defects, including failure to warn claims, are often entitled to seek compensation from the manufacturers and distributors of such products.
Depending on the nature of the industrial machinery or equipment, there may be dangers and risks associated with its design and operation that need to be addressed for it to be used safely. Accordingly, the manufacturers of these unique and diverse industrial products must diligently apply safe engineering principles to ensure that they account for how their machines may be used or misused and address the attendant risks through design if possible. If design alternatives cannot address the risks that are foreseen, then guards should be considered. If guards are not possible, then the manufacturer must ensure adequate instructions and warnings are provided to the users of the machinery so that it may be used safely. When manufacturers fail to adequately consider and address the risks associated with the design and construction of industrial products, accidents can occur.
Often, claims of this type arise from worksite accidents while industrial products are in use. If catastrophic injuries result in such an accident, the potential that a defect in the design of the industrial product itself should be explored. It should also be remembered that victims of industrial product defects, including failure to warn claims, are often entitled to seek compensation from the manufacturers and distributors of such products even if workers’ compensation claims are involved.
As Industrial Product Defect attorneys we can help
If you suspect a defect involving an industrial product or piece of equipment caused a serious accident, contact us for a free evaluation of your case. As industrial product defect lawyers we have extensive experience in litigating worksite accidents, and stand ready to bring our knowledge and expertise to bear for workplace accident victims.