Without giving it a second thought, you come into contact with and use dozens of products every day at home, at work and throughout the course of daily life. You don’t give them a second thought when they work as intended. However, when you are injured using a product, you become more aware of its potential for harm.
Injuries from dangerous product design
Products liability cases can involve injuries that result from dangerous product design. Examples could include a saw without a proper guard or poorly designed ladder. These types of defects result from the way the product was designed, resulting in problems that were either undetected or ignored.
Injuries from a manufacturing defect
Injuries can also occur due to a product manufacturing defect. In such a case, the product design may be sound, but the defect arose from the way the particular product that caused injury was assembled.
Injuries due to failure to warn
A manufacturer also has a duty to guard against danger associated with the use of the product or equipment it makes. Manufacturers owe a duty of care to the people who use their products, and they must warn the users of potential hazards and inform them how to use the equipment safely.
Workplace injuries and third‑party claims
An employee who suffers an injury on the job due to a defective piece of equipment, such as faulty farm machinery or an improperly performing punch press machine, can file a so‑called “third‑party claim” against the designer, manufacturer, or retailer of the defective equipment.
With a third‑party claim, the injured worker may receive compensation above and beyond what is available through workers compensation.
Our personal injury attorneys have been fighting for fair compensation for our clients in products liability cases for more than 40 years. At the Law Offices of John E. Hill, we provide the personal service and attention you expect from a highly professional and experienced firm. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.