Defective construction equipment

Construction work consistently ranks among the most dangerous industries. A construction site is an inherently dangerous place, often containing unfinished structures, open excavation, exposed wiring, and other hazards. In addition, the work at a construction site often involves heavy machinery and power tools that have the potential to cause serious injury. Defective construction equipment can pose a serious threat to workers as well as visitors. It is important that every piece of equipment be built and tested adequately by the product manufacturer.

When someone is injured in a construction site accident caused by a defective equipment, the consequence can be devastating. It is possible, however, to assert a legal claim against the party or parties responsible for providing the defective equipment. Therefore, anyone injured in a construction site accident due to defective equipment should discuss possible options with an experienced construction site accident attorney.

Ways in which a defect in construction equipment can happen

Construction equipment defects:

Manufacturing defect: Manufacturing defect generally involves defective or substandard materials. A manufacturing defect can cause a product to fail while it is being used, resulting in significant injury.

Design defect: A design defect case may arise in a situation where a product was designed in such a way that it is unreasonably dangerous to use as intended. For instance, a power tool may be designed without adequate emergency shut off or a power saw without a guard to protect the user’s hands.

Marketing defect: A marketing defect case may arise when a product poses a non-obvious risk that could have been easily mitigated with a warning, but the manufacturer or seller failed to warn the consumer.

Defective Construction site equipment may result in an injury-causing accident

Defective Construction site equipment that could potentially result in an injury-causing accident:

  • Scaffolding
  • Specialized protective clothing
  • Welding equipment
  • Power tools
  • Heavy machinery
  • Safety harnesses
  • Helmets
  • Electrical equipment
  • Saw and cutting blades
  • Many others

After an injury due to defective construction equipment, it is important to seek medical attention and discuss your options with an experienced defective construction equipment attorney who will be able to thoroughly analyze the facts of the case and advise you of evidence of legal negligence.

Victim of defective construction equipment? Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C.

If you’ve been hurt due to defective construction equipment and want to speak to a construction site accident lawyer about your options, call the office of Marvin A. Cooper P.C., at (914) 357-8911 and (718) 619 4215 or email at whc@cooper-law.com. Place your trust in a team of lawyers who have hands-on experience in the construction industry.