Denver Defective Safety Equipment Lawyer
Every day in the U.S., workers sustain injuries caused by defective safety equipment. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in such an accident, contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver as soon as possible. Our experienced Denver defective safety equipment lawyers are dedicated advocates for injured workers.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- The Fang Law Firm was founded on the guiding principle that people deserve personal representation and communication throughout their injury claim.
- Our Denver defective safety equipment attorneys take a hands-on approach to case management.
- We maintain a direct, open line of communication with our clients and are available for questions or concerns any time of the day.
- In fact, we have a phone call guarantee policy – we promise to return your call within 24 hours.
Why You Need an Attorney
Workers’ comp may not be your only option if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a defective safety equipment accident. You may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the defective equipment. Product liability lawsuits can be particularly complicated. Our experienced Denver work injury lawyer can advise you of your legal options and help you pursue the maximum benefits under the law.
Defective Safety Equipment that Can Cause Accidents
Working on a construction site can be risky, and safety regulations are there to help protect workers. Defective safety equipment can cause serious injuries or death. Examples include:
- Scaffolding: Scaffolds must be properly constructed and inspected before each shift to ensure their safety. As stated by OSHA, scaffolding must be sound, rigid, and sufficient to carry its own weight plus four times the maximum load intended, without settling or displacement. Scaffolds must also be erected on solid footing.
- Rigging: Defective rigging must be removed from service. According to OSHA, rigging on suspension scaffolds must be inspected before each shift and after any occurrence that could affect structural integrity by a competent person. The person performing the inspection should ensure that all connections are tight, and no damage has occurred to the rigging.
- Personal protective equipment: Protective helmets, eye goggles, gloves, etc. must be up to standard and maintained in good condition.
- Nail guns, power drills, saws, and other tools: Despite many built-in safety features, any defect in this type of tool can cause serious injuries to workers.
Who Is Liable?
In determining liability for an accident and injuries caused by defective safety equipment, the two key questions are:
- Were any significant maintenance milestones missed?
- Did a design or manufacturing defect make safety equipment failure more likely to occur?
Equipment that is defective in design or manufacture can fail and cause work-related injuries and fatalities. Depending on the cause of the accident, a worker who is injured when defective safety equipment fails may be entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits and bring a third-party civil claim against the company that manufactured or supplied the defective equipment. Damages in a third-party product liability claim may include:
- Cost of past and future medical treatment
- Lost earnings and loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact Us Today
If you been hurt on the job because defective safety equipment failed, contact us. Our Denver defective safety equipment attorneys want to help. We handle all our cases on a contingency-fee basis, therefore, you do not pay us any legal fees until we recover compensation for you.