There are many kinds of machinery that come with a high risk of injury-especially when operated incorrectly. A worker that is injured while handling machinery at work is usually eligible for benefits under workers’ compensation law. This does not, however, prevent him or her from suing third parties, such as machinery manufacturers, designers, or suppliers.
Machinery manufacturers, suppliers, and designers are responsible for making sure that the tools and machines that they produce are not defective or place people at high risk of death or injury when used correctly. Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, is a Chicago personal injury law firm that can pursue claims against negligent third parties. Chicago Injury Attorney Joseph Klest represents clients throughout Will County, Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County, and the rest of Illinois.
Injuries caused by defective machinery and tools can be catastrophic and often permanent. They can include severed or amputated limbs, disfigurement, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, blindness, or serious burns.
Examples of injuries and accidents caused by defective machinery:
* Conveyor belt accidents * Wrecking ball accidents * Crain accidents * Nail gun accidents * Tractor accidents * Machine press accidents * Malfunctioning farm vehicles
It is not uncommon for an injured worker to be rendered unable to work for a very long time-even permanently-after being injured by a powerful tool or heavy machinery at a construction site, industrial site, or factory. While workers’ compensation will give you some relief and compensation, the amount of benefits that you receive might not cover all your recovery costs or help support your family.
We will zealously pursue your defective machinery case for you and customize our approach to fit your needs and objectives. Mr. Klest will handle every aspect of your case. He and his team of experts will work hard to help you obtain the maximum recovery possible for your defective machinery case.
To schedule your free consultation with Chicago Attorney Klest regarding your products liability injury case, contact us online at Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, or call us at (847) 969-9510, (312) 527-2779 or (630) 528-7848. We have law offices in Schaumburg and Chicago, Illinois, and we can travel to you.