Tennessee Unsafe Equipment Lawyer

Unsafe Equipment

Danger lurks just around the corner at construction sites or manufacturing plants even when everything is in order and goes according to plan. Any place that is equipped with heavy machinery has inherent dangers. Machinery can fail, equipment malfunctions can occur and there is always the possibility of human error.

However, if you have been injured while using defective or unsafe equipment, you may be entitled to compensation beyond your Tennessee workers' compensation benefits. An experienced Tennessee product liability lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options. At Baker Associates, our skilled workplace injury and product defect attorneys have handled a wide range of construction and industrial accident claims, including defective products and unsafe equipment.

A majority of unsafe equipment accidents are caused by negligent operators, failure to maintain equipment, failure to follow proper safety procedures, or some manufacturing defect in the equipment. In all cases, however, it is the responsibility of the owner to maintain equipment and to keep it in a safe-to-operate condition.

Some common accidents involve equipment such as:

Any time a worker suffers a serious injury using a piece of equipment or machinery, they should consider whether there was a problem with that product that caused or contributed to the injury. In some cases, the product defect is obvious and in other cases, it is not. A products liability attorney can examine the equipment so as to determine whether there were any inherent defects that could have caused the accident. If that is the case, a "third-party claim" may be filed against the product manufacturer. Accordingly, you can recover compensation from both your employer or its compensation carrier, and the manufacturer of the equipment that caused your injuries. In cases where a worker died as a result of injuries caused by the defective equipment, the family of the worker can file a wrongful death claim against the product manufacturer.

In third party actions, however, the employer or its workers' compensation carrier will seek to "subrogate" its compensation outlay from any recovery that you receive from the manufacturer of the equipment. Sometimes the amount that can be claimed by the employer is contested. Accordingly, you will want an experienced workers' compensation attorney who can help you maximize your recovery from all responsible parties.

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If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death as a result of unsafe equipment or a defective product, please contact the unsafe equipment accident attorneys at Baker Associates for a free consultation. We will explain your legal rights and options and help you take the best and most beneficial course of action in your case.

If you are looking for machinery accident attorneys in the Knoxville or Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area, schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys by completing the form below.

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Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

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Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

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Sevierville Defective Equipment Lawyer Disclaimer: The machinery accident or other legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact a Tennessee product defects lawyer at our law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Tennessee.

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