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Machinery Defect Injuries

When an employee sustained injuries at work, it is normally against the employer if a lawsuit is involved.

If the employee sustained injuries because of defective equipment or machinery, however, the employer is not likely to be the blame.

The injured employee may be able to receive worker’s compensation due to sustained injuries; however, if a legal case is to be built, most likely, it would be against the equipment manufacturer instead of the employer.

Machinery Injury Types

Injuries from machinery can main or cause death, usually because of no fault of the equipment operator.

Since there are a countless number of different kinds of machinery for the job site, used in agriculture, construction, and manufacturing, from small equipment to construction heavy equipment, there are a number of ways to sustain injuries.

Work injury attorneys can help in cases, which involve the following: printers; grinders; punch presses; lathes or turning machines; drill presses; rollers; die casting; hand trucks; packaging machines; capping machines; welding machines; drying ovens; cutting machines; plastic injection machine; and folding machines.

Several typical machinery defect injuries which occur are the following:

Equipment with moving parts normally to protect employees comes with safeguards.

When this equipment becomes defective or fails, however, arms, fingers, and legs maybe come crushed when contacted with moving parts.


Heavy equipment which is meant to shear, cut, or move objects can be fatal if the safeguards go awry. Legs and arms can be amputated, with results that can be deadly.

If an equipment piece breaks, and ends up on an employee, or results in an employee to fall, there can be catastrophic injuries due to the impact.

Fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and blindness or merely a few of the likely results.

If equipment or machinery becomes defective and an employee sustains injuries, it can be very challenging for the victim to build a legal case.

When machinery becomes faulty due to the manufacturing or the build, then the blame for machinery defect injuries would be on the manufacturer of the equipment.

If the employer opts not to replace machinery that becomes detective through use, then a legal case may be used against the employer.

Machinery defect injuries which are caused by defects or malfunction are extremely sophisticated from a legal standpoint.

There are laws which protect the employer from becoming a defendant in a defective equipment case; thus, it is crucial to establish who is held liable for sustained injuries.

The machine manufacturer may be able under product liability to be sued.

If you are a loved one has been injured at work because of the fact of machinery, you can pursue a lawsuit for this type of case.

Cases for defective machinery are complicated, but personal injury attorneys with years of experience can handle these sophisticated cases.

Personal injury attorneys specializing in work-related injuries will work diligently to obtain the best financial compensation to help you with your case.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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