Power tools can be very dangerous, and they require extra caution even when being used as intended. Manufacturers have a duty to provide products that are safe to use and warn about the potential risks.
However, many of these tools arrive at consumers and workers with design or manufacturing defects that expose them to potential serious injuries and put their lives at risk. If an accident occurs on a construction site, the employer, contractor, or any entity responsible for employees’ safety can be held liable under certain circumstances. You can pursue compensation if your injuries were caused by:
- Design defects. If the product causes injuries when used under the intended conditions and it reflects the original design, you can file a defective product liability claim.
- Manufacture defects. Even if the product design is not defective, errors may occur in the manufacturing process, and some of the products may malfunction under certain circumstances.
- Improper warning. The manufacturing company must provide accurate and clear instructions on how to operate the tool as well as warn consumers about the potential risks of using the product.
You may claim compensation from a third party responsible for your safety, if negligent actions lead to your injuries. These may include:
- Lack of maintenance
- Lack of training
- Failure to provide proper safety equipment
Releasing defective products into the market is a serious and concerning problem. At O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm, we do everything in our power to make sure the responsible party is held liable for the damages defective products inflict. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, we can help you claim financial compensation for your damages. Call our law offices today and schedule a free consultation with our highly experienced personal injury attorneys.