Denver Defective Safety Equipment Lawyer
Many blue collar and manual labor jobs involve dangerous conditions and equipment that require safety equipment to allow you to go home at the end of your shift. When that safety equipment is defective, you can suffer the very same injuries that equipment is supposed to prevent. If you’ve been hurt by defective safety equipment, our Denver defective safety equipment attorney can help. Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys for a free case review of your defective safety equipment injuries.
Safety equipment is supposed to prevent you from suffering serious injuries in the workplace. What happens when the safety equipment you rely on is defective? It increases your risk of injury or death at work. Our Denver defective safety equipment lawyers help victims of defective safety equipment accidents recover for their injuries and damages. Contact our Denver law office to learn more about how we can help you.
Why Choose Front Range Injury Attorneys?
At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our Denver personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.
How we can help you
Watch this video to see managing attorney Adam Kielich discuss defective safety equipment claims and how our law office can help you recover for your losses.
Contact our office to discuss your Colorado defective safety equipment injury case. We offer free case reviews for injury and accident cases across the state.
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Why you need an attorney for your case
An injury caused by defective safety equipment may result in one or more insurance claims with competing interests and may even have claims against each other. Workers’ compensation may be an option to pursue for your injuries and lost wages; however, it may not be your only option. You may have a claim against a third party such as a manufacturer or distributor of the defective equipment. You may need more than just a Denver workers compensation lawyer or Denver product liability attorney to pursue your case. You need an attorney who can assess all possible legal claims and advise you of the best path to maximum compensation.
Defective safety equipment can cause accidents and injuries
Working in construction, manufacturing and other manual labor work can be risky. Safety equipment and regulations exist to protect workers. Unfortunately, when safety equipment fails, it increases the likelihood of serious injuries. Examples of faulty safety equipment that can lead to catastrophic injuries include:
- Scaffolding: scaffolds must be properly constructed and inspected to ensure safe use. OSHA regulations require durability to support its own weight plus four times the maximum load intended without displacement.
- Rigging: defective rigging must be promptly removed from service. OSHA requires rigging on suspension scaffolds to undergo routine inspection by a competent person.
- Personal protective equipment: PPE such as helmets, googles and gloves must be maintained in good condition to avoid injuries.
- Nail guns, drills, saws and other tools: despite built-in safety features, defects to the equipment can result in harm workers, cause electrocution and other injuries.
Who is liable for your injuries?
An important question in any personal injury cause is who is legally liable for your injuries and paying compensation for your injuries, medical bills and other losses. Two common concerns in a defective safety equipment case include:
- Were any significant maintenance milestones missed?
- Did a design or manufacturing defect result in failure or increase the likelihood of failure?
Equipment suffering faulty design or manufacture can result in failure and ultimately injury to workers on the job. Work-related injuries arising from faulty products may allow you to pursue both a workers’ compensation and personal injury lawsuit. You may have a civil lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, or other business involved in the production or sales of the faulty equipment.
Another important consideration in your defective safety equipment case is what kind of damages our lawyers can help you recover. In a workers’ compensation claim, the Colorado workers’ compensations statute defines your right to recover damages under a workers’ comp claim. In a third party claim, your right to recover compensation may include:
- Past and future medical bills for treatment
- Past lost wages, future lost wages and earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys will assess your case to pursue all paths for recovery and make sure we can obtain the maximum compensation available.
Contact our Denver law firm today
If you’ve been hurt on the job due to defective safety equipment, contact our Denver law firm. Our Denver defective safety equipment lawyers want to help you get the compensation you deserve. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis so you do not pay us legal fees until we recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us for a no obligation, free case review today.