A lot of the workforce, today we rely on machines and equipment to help with their job. If a machine malfunctions, this can result in injury or even death. Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that over 18,000 accidents happen every year.
Examples of work accident from equipment or machines include: supervision failures, defective equipment, inadequate training, lack of adequate safety guards, improperly maintained machines, and lack of protective gear.
If a worker suffers an injury due to negligence of another worker or defective machinery, they are entitled to compensation for expenses and their injuries. Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe work environment. Examples could include training, proper maintenance and safety controls.
Equipment manufacturers are also responsible for any defects that may cause injury. Examples could include faulty wiring or lack of proper guards.
Most workplace accidents are covered by workers' compensation claims, buy you may be entitled to pursue a third-party injury claim.
At Cramer & Martinez, LLP , our Pleasanton work injury attorneys helps you with your case.