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Product Liability Claims

Many industrial accidents are caused by defective products, including faulty equipment, machinery, tools, or dangerous chemicals. In addition to taking action against an employer that may have provided this unsafe product, a worker can also seek relief from the product's manufacturer or retailer. Products liability cases can be complex. They require extensive investigation, consultation with experts, and the prospect of taking on powerful companies. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have experience in pursuing these claims and a track record of success. Our firm has recovered billions of dollars in favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Liability for Defective Products in the Workplace

The use of defective equipment and tools can lead to a variety of serious injuries. Industrial equipment—such as rotators, conveyors, feeder belts, forklifts, cranes, hoists, pulleys, winches, and derricks—may cause serious head, brain, or spinal cord injuries or even the loss of fingers and hands. Tools, including welders, hammers, drills, and saws, can malfunction, leading to fractures, amputations , electrocution, and vision or hearing loss. A forklift, skid steer or other type of loader can tip over— or scaffolding, girders, beams, or ladders can give way, leading to a fall. Often, an employer may require an employee to work around toxic substances, such as asbestos, cadmium, or benzene, which can lead to long-term illness.

When a worker is injured by a defective product, he or she may bring a product liability claim against the manufacturer, whose liability may hinge on manufacturing mistakes in the product or an inherent design flaw. State and federal guidelines may be used to show that the product failed to meet certain standards or that the manufacturer did not provide adequate warnings. A seller or renter of faulty products may also face liability for providing them to employers and workers with defects that could have been discovered upon reasonable inspection.

Time Limits On Your Product Defect Claim

Product liability claims are governed by statutes of limitations, which require lawsuits to be filed within a certain time period after an injury occurs or is discovered, and statues of repose, which set the deadline for bringing a claim within a certain period after the product was manufactured. That's why it's important to discuss your case with an experienced industrial injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP today. Contact us for a free initial consultation by calling us today.

Client's portion of total recovery may be subject to Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement claims, Medicare/Medicaid liens or other third-party claims or liens. These verdicts and settlements are intended to be representative of cases handled by Arnold & Itkin, LLP. These listings are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other claims.

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