Equipment Malfunction Injuries in the Workplace
Workers' Comp Attorney in New Jersey
While equipment malfunctions may be rare, have never happened before where you work, and you never thought it would happen to you, they do occur. The most important thing is that you are able to get the treatment you need with a fair and effective workers’ compensation package. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in New Jersey are here to be sure that this is exactly what you receive, and that any negligent parties are held accountable.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
Some of these incidents seem simple and one-dimensional at first. Many times, workers just assume the malfunction was their fault and never consider investigating the matter further, but these are not always so cut and dry. There are number of factors and involved parties that could have played a large role in the equipment malfunction.
The following are parties who can be held liable and their possible faults:
- Equipment manufacturers failing to properly test the equipment
- Supervisors failing to properly train their employees on the equipment
- Supervisors failing to properly maintain the equipment
- Owners for knowingly purchasing faulty equipment to save on costs
From the original manufacturing of the equipment to the procurement of it, your training and use of the equipment, a number of factors become relevant and could potentially have caused the incident. The worker’s compensation attorneys at our firm will conduct a thorough investigation into who and what could have contributed to your injury.
Fighting Bad Faith Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Sometimes, your injury is recognized by your employer, the right paperwork is filed, and insurance companies still drag their feet or deny your claim. Insurance companies do this instinctively to protect themselves, but when an employee is actually injured, and there are no grounds for a claim denial, it is illegal. We can investigate their reasons and, if fraudulent, begin working on recovering what is owed to you.
Call our offices today at (800) 909-8129 if you have been the victim of an equipment malfunction incident and are interested in pursuing a workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey.