Defective Industrial Machinery and Tools
Those who work around or use industrial machinery, heavy equipment and power tools face unique dangers. Those dangers are significantly amplified when the equipment is defective in design or manufacture or when it does not have adequate safety features, warning labels or instructions.
Every year, 20,000 people are injured and 100 loose their lives because of forklift accidents alone. This alarming statistic does not even include the enormous amount of accidents from cranes, woodworking machines, agricultural machines, missing or faulty safety guards, faulty off switches, faulty conveyor belts, defective saws, defective nails guns, etc. that happen every single day.
What safety features should machinery and tools have?
- Cranes and forklifts should have seat-belts to protect operators in the event of a tip-over.
- Industrial machinery like punch presses, welders, grinders, saws, and lathes should have guards to keep limbs away from heat and moving parts. They should also have pressure release valves to prevent explosions.
- Bulldozers and backhoes should have kill switches and signals that warn others when the machine is backing up.
Injuries and Consequences:
When defective industrial machines and power tool accidents occur, the results are devastating. Hardworking people die, lose limbs, and suffer brain injuries, burns, spinal cord injuries, fractures and all other kinds of injuries. They frequently find it hard to return to their normal lives and jobs and require extensive medical treatment and physical therapy that can add financial stress to their list of problems.
If you have suffered a work injury in MA because of industrial machinery, heavy equipment or power tools, it is in your best interests to contact a Massachusetts products liability lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer will conduct an investigation into whether the product’s design was flawed, see whether you can trace malfunctions to the manufacturer, and pursue every possible avenue of recovery.
Greater Boston Defective Industrial Products Attorneys at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLPFor over 40 years, the Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has been providing outstanding representation to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our Greater Boston Defective Industrial Products Liability Attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation that you are entitled to. We will handle every aspect of your claim and will seek financial relief through a MA Defective Product Lawsuit and/or a MA Workers' Compensation Claim if you were injured on-the-job.
In our decades of practice, we have recovered from some of the largest retailers and manufacturers in the world. Over the years, we have negotiated millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our clients are our top priority, and we do not stop working until we have achieved success for them. We make sure that they feel comfortable approaching and contacting us at any time they need or want to speak with us.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a Defective Industrial Machine or Tool in Massachusetts, please Contact the personal injury practice group of Altman & Altman LLP. We are always available and glad to be of assistance. Contact Our Office by phone at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or Contact Us Online to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our dedicated Greater Boston Products Liability Lawyers. We are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to help and advise you during this difficult time.