Common Equipment Malfunctions at Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 3 million employees are injured on the job every year. Additionally, those who work in physically laborious work environments like factories, warehouses, construction sites, or oil fields are at a higher risk of injury. In these types of work environments, one major risk in particular is equipment malfunction.

Malfunctioning equipment can cause serious accidents and injuries that can leave employees unable to work for months or even years. Furthermore, those who have been injured often face significant medical bills and lose potential earnings. If you have been injured at work because of equipment malfunction, you may be eligible for compensation from the accountable party, often your employer or the equipment manufacturer.

Types of Equipment Malfunctions

While every work environment has its own unique twists, there are several types of equipment malfunctions that are seen in various types of occupations. Some of the most common equipment malfunctions involve the following:

  • Structure Collapse
  • Electric Shock
  • Improper Maintenance
  • Scaffolding Collapse
  • Crane Collapse

Consult a Dallas Equipment Malfunction Lawyer

Employers are expected to hold high standards of safety for their employees. In the event that an employer’s negligence causes the pain and suffering of their employee, they can be held financially accountable. Innocent, unfortunate victims of equipment failure deserve to get their financial lives back on track. At Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas equipment malfunction lawyers are committed to helping those who have been injured on the job secure compensation. Call (214) 457-1668 to speak with a Dallas equipment malfunction lawyer today.

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