Most Kentucky residents pursue product liability lawsuits because they have been injured by a defective consumer product, but this kind of litigation may also be initiated after workers have suffered injuries caused by heavy equipment or machinery installed at their workplaces or unsafe power tools provided by their employers. However, these cases can be complex and difficult to litigate, and you may wish to choose an attorney with several decades of experience in this area if you are thinking of taking this path.
If you have been injured at work by tools, machinery or equipment despite following instructions and observing safety protocols, identifying the parties responsible may not necessarily be easy. Manufacturers could face product liability lawsuits when their equipment is found to have been defective, but even well-made and safe machinery can cause injuries when it has not been installed correctly or properly maintained. This means that vendors and employers may also be named as defendants in these cases.
Before filing this type of lawsuit, attorneys with experience in this area may conduct thorough investigations into an accident to determine which companies or individuals were responsible and which federal or state safety regulations were violated. If you are considering pursuing a workplace-related product liability lawsuit, you may be able to help your attorneys by gathering as much information as you can about the tool or machine involved and the individuals who trained you how to use it.
The defendants in product liability litigation are usually manufacturers and insurance companies with deep pockets and experienced attorneys. While these defendants are rarely eager to admit fault, they may be willing to settle lawsuits quickly and quietly when given the opportunity. If you feel that you deserve to be compensated for a workplace injury that was caused by a defective machine or tool, please visit our page dealing with product liability lawsuits.