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Defective Machinery in New York City

Defective Machinery in New York CityDefective machinery in New York City, NY, can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. If you or a family member was injured due to defective machinery, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, financial losses, and other damages. 

The New York defective machinery attorneys of the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers handle all types of construction accident and defective product cases. Our experienced legal team has over two decades of experience and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City, call us at (212) 564 2800. Let’s work together to get you the compensation you deserve for injuries caused by a faulty product.

How Our New York City Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help You With Your Injury Claim

How Our New York Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help You With Your Injury ClaimConstruction accidents in New York City, New York often cause serious injury and death to workers. Defective machinery is one major cause of such accidents. If defective machinery injured you, you need legal representation. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

When you hire the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your case, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the cause of your injury to identify the parties responsible for your damages 
  • Consult experts in product liability and construction to gather evidence proving fault
  • Document your damages and work with medical experts to determine the severity of your injuries
  • File all insurance claims and handle all communication with the insurance companies, manufacturers, construction companies, and defense attorneys
  • Calculate the maximum value for your damages and work to get you that amount through negotiations or in court

You do not have to handle a legal claim on your own. We are here to help. Contact us by telephone or online to schedule a free consultation with one of our NYC construction accident attorneys

Common Injuries Caused by Defective Machinery

Industrial, manufacturing, and construction workers use many different machines to perform their job. Injuries caused by defective machinery can result in life-threatening conditions and permanent impairments

Common injuries caused by defective machinery include:

Failing to inspect machinery before use or failing to repair machinery can lead to a malfunction. In some cases, there could be a design defect that caused the machinery to malfunction. 

The type of defect and the cause of the malfunction will determine who is liable for damages caused by defective machinery. In most cases, the employer or the machine’s manufacturer is liable when a worker is injured because of a defective machine. However, there could be other parties named in a defective machinery lawsuit.

Can I Sue for Injuries Caused by a Defective Machine?

Most on-the-job injuries are covered by workers’ compensation in New York. Workers’ compensation benefits cover reasonable and necessary medical treatment and pay a portion of your lost wages if you cannot work because of the injury.

However, you may also sue the machine’s manufacturer under product liability laws. In fact, manufacturers can be held strictly liable for damages caused by defective machinery. 

Damages could include:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Nursing care and personal care
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Future lost wages and reductions in earning potential
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Permanent impairments, disfigurement, and disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Workers’ compensation does not compensate a worker for pain and suffering damages. Therefore, it is important to pursue a third-party claim for a defective machinery injury to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your damages.

Can I Sue My Employer for a Defective Machinery Injury?

Can I Sue My Employer for a Defective Machinery Injury?Employees are prohibited from using their employer for an on-the-job injury in most cases. The only remedy is to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

If the employer intentionally failed to maintain the equipment, replace defective machinery, or follow federal safety regulations, the employee could have a claim against the employer for damages.

As with a product liability claim against the manufacturer, a lawsuit against the employer could result in additional compensation not provided by workers’ comp. Our legal team evaluates your workplace accident to identify all legal causes of action. We pursue every avenue of compensation to get you the most money for your injury claim. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our New York Construction Accident Lawyers

Multiple parties could be liable for damages caused by defective machinery in New York City. Call now for your free, no-obligation appointment with an experienced New York product liability attorney. We can help you recover compensation after your accident.

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