Hurt on the Job: Construction Site Product Liability Claims

Lakewood, Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Denver, Boulder, and Nearby Areas

Posted: November 18, 2020

Construction workers trust that their tools, machinery, and equipment are safe when used properly. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.

All too often, these products hide dangerous defects capable of injuring even the most cautious individuals. Whenever a manual labor professional is hurt on the job, our attorneys look closely at the working environment to determine if compensation is available through a product liability claim.

Types of Defective Equipment

You shouldn’t assume that your construction accident was your fault. It’s important to check whether defective equipment was the real problem. Anything from faulty wiring to a lack of adequate safety devices could be to blame.

Examples of potentially defective equipment on a construction site include:

  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Derricks
  • Hoists
  • Excavators
  • Compressors
  • Cutting tools and band saws
  • Scaffolding and ladders
  • Nail guns
  • Fall protective gear

Sometimes, there’s a fundamental issue with the product’s design or with the manufacturing process. Other times, the product has misleading, incorrect, or insufficient instructions or safety warnings.

Filing a Lawsuit for Damages

The only remedy available for most work-related injuries is workers’ compensation. However, on the job injuries caused by defective products are different. There is often another source of recovery.

If you’ve been hurt by defective or malfunctioning construction equipment, you may be able to recover compensation in a product liability claim. Our product liability attorneys can help you file a lawsuit for damages such as:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement

Contact Our Denver Product Liability Attorneys for Free

You can discuss your case with The Frickey Law Firm right now without paying a dime. If you’ve been hurt on a construction site, contact us immediately at 303-237-7373 for a complimentary initial consultation. We welcome clients from across Colorado, including Denver, Boulder, and Lakewood.

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