When Defective Equipment Contributes To Accidents

Employees across many industries in Connecticut face potentially hazardous conditions every day. Construction, manufacturing and other industrial jobs typically involve heavy machinery and powerful equipment.

Sometimes, that equipment poses a danger to workers, especially if it's defective or dangerously designed. Power tools, vehicles, cranes and assembly line machines fall into this category. Other times, workers depend on certain equipment — for example, harnesses, ladders and helmets — for their safety. Their health and lives may hinge on the equipment's ability to function as it's supposed to.

Understanding Your Rights

After an accident or injury on the job, workers' compensation might not be your only source of financial recovery. You may also be entitled to bring a personal injury lawsuit against any third parties — other than your employer — whose negligence contributed to the accident.

An investigation may reveal that an industrial accident or work injury was related to defective equipment. A personal injury lawsuit against the product manufacturer may be the only way to pursue accountability. In the case of fatal accidents, the surviving family members may have the right to bring a wrongful death claim.

Seasoned Legal Representation

At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, we handle personal injury and wrongful death claims involving defective products. We believe every injured worker deserves experienced legal representation. Here, you will find knowledgeable guidance and trusted advocacy.

With more than 25 years of legal experience, attorney Tony Sheffy is always prepared to take cases to trial, if necessary. He has successfully handled significant personal injury cases involving millions of dollars. As a result, he truly understands the devastating impact of serious injuries.

Highly lauded by his peers, and a recipient of multiple professional awards, lawyer Tony Sheffy has the experience and knowledge to help you pursue maximum compensation.

We invite you to learn more by calling 860-384-6319 or 800-221-5026 for a free initial consultation. Located in Southington, we work with clients from around the Hartford area, and we offer contingency fee representation.