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Product Liability On-the-Job

April 4, 2019

It’s your right to be employed and work in a safe environment, and unfortunately, for many individuals, their working environments just aren’t as safe as they should be.

Avoiding accidents at all costs should be the primary goal of any business, no matter what the industry is. Creating a safe working environment is essential for a number of reasons, but most importantly the well being of employees should always come before anything else.

Even when employers do everything they can to prevent accidents, some accidents still occur. This is often in part due to something that may be completely out of their control, such as faulty machinery. An employee who is unknowingly using a defective machine can easily become hurt on the job, even though all of the necessary precautions have been taken.

A defective piece of machinery can appear fully operational, and only when it does finally break down or cause an injury does the default become apparent. However, it is important to remember that not all defects are easily recognizable, which is why company representatives will perform investigations into the cause of certain injuries. After the investigation is completed, it is very common that the findings will reveal the cause of injuries sustained is, in fact, defective machinery.

With on-the-job injuries involving workers compensation claims, many times product claims are the result. Typically, the situation involving the injury is investigated to determine the cause and whether or not there was any type of faulty machinery involved.

If you’ve been hurt at work and believe that you may have sustained an injury caused by defective machinery in your workplace, contact Caputo and Mariotti today to find out more information.

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