A construction worker should be able to safely rely on their equipment to work properly and to be adequately maintained by their employer. However, if machine safety isn’t made a priority, those workers and those people passing by a construction site may be endangered. An equipment malfunction on a construction site can have drastic consequences, possibly leaving an injured worker or passerby with overwhelming medical expenses, burdensome out-of-pocket costs, and a loss of income during treatment and recovery.
Equipment Malfunction Dangers
The types of equipment found on construction sites often have the potential to cause devastating injuries due to their size, power, and other factors. At Cottrell Law Office, we believe that anyone wrongfully injured at work by a malfunctioning device or instrument should have their fair chance to fight for justice, especially if they sustain an injury due to one of the following:
- Crane Collapse
- Scaffolding Collapse
- Electric Shock
- Improper Maintenance
Being injured by these and other negligent acts on a construction site are, sadly, easily avoided when construction site managers and employers address equipment maintenance and problems in a timely manner. As such, those responsible for allowing equipment malfunctions to occur should be held liable for their mistakes and the ensuing repercussions.
If you’ve been injured because of a defective or malfunctioning piece of equipment while on the job, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for your injuries. For more information about your full range of legal options after an injury at work, don’t hesitate to speak with an equipment malfunction lawyer from Cottrell Law Office. By calling (479) 631-6464, you can learn about how you may be entitled to financial restitution and justice after sustaining an injury.