California Defective Equipment Attorney for Injured Workers
Industrial workers in construction, warehouse, and manufacturing industries often rely on heavy machinery and equipment as a means to perform essential job functions. Although essential to these areas of work, handling high-powered machinery creates a risk for catastrophic injury. If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. To determine what benefits you may be able to receive, contact a California defective equipment attorney at Nyman Turkish today.
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When you first speak with our legal team, you will notice that our Firm is different – unlike any other Workers’ Compensation attorney in the area. Nyman Turkish has grown from a solo practice into a nationwide Firm, but the individualized care and compassion clients are met with remains unchanged. We pride ourselves on providing personalized and efficient representation to each one of our Workers’ Compensation clients who depend on us for guidance. We don’t let the insurance companies get away with anything, and ensure our clients receive the maximum amount of benefits they are entitled to under the law.
Examples of Defective Equipment at Work
Employers have a legal duty to create a safe workplace for their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that creates and enforces safety regulations in the workplace, including regulations that cover machinery and equipment. Employers who fail to maintain machinery and adhere to safety rules and regulations run the risk of causing serious harm to their employees.
Examples of Work Equipment that May Malfunction
- Power-driven machinery
- Electronic work equipment
- Conveyor belts
- Power presses
- Meat slicers
- Power saws
- Electric drills
Catastrophic Injuries Resulting from Defective Products
The heavy machinery mentioned above creates a dangerous situation when one or more parts fails to function as intended. Equipment malfunctions often cause serious and catastrophic injuries, sometimes death. Common injuries associated with defective equipment include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Eye and ear injuries, including blindness
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries
- Injuries from falls
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available to California Employees Injured from Defective Equipment
In the state of California, there are five main benefits you may receive as part of your Workers’ Compensation settlement. We encourage you to reach out and schedule a NO FEE CONSULTATION with a California defective equipment attorney at Nyman Turkish today.
- Temporary Disability Benefits – Financial benefits payable to you if your work-related injuries or illnesses prevent you from performing your job temporarily.
- Ongoing Medical Treatment – Payment for medical treatment (doctors, surgery, etc.) to address your work-related injuries or illnesses.
- Permanent Disability Benefits – Financial benefits payable to you if you are unable to return to your previous position because of your work-related injuries or illnesses.
- Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits – Vouchers to be used toward retraining or skill enhancement courses if you are unable to return to work for your former employer.
- Death Benefits – Financial benefits payable to your spouse, children, or other dependents if death is a result of a work-related illness or injury.
Serious & Willful Misconduct Claim May be Available if Employer Knew or Should Have Known of Dangerous Conditions or Faulty Equipment
If an employer knew, or should have known, that a dangerous condition or faulty equipment would be likely to cause an injury if not repaired or remedied, and the dangerous condition or faulty equipment causes an injury, then the injured employee might also have a Serious & Willful Misconduct claim against the employer. If an employer is found liable for an S&W claim, the injured worker is entitled to a 50% increase in Workers’ Compensation benefits, and other benefits or damages that may not typically be available in the underlying WC claim alone, like lost wages damages. This is because a Serious & Willful claim is actually a special type of secondary claim that can be filed and adjudicated before the work comp court, or in civil court, because these claims are subject to a higher, more difficult civil law burden of proof. The employer must be found to have ‘malicious intent,’ meaning the employee must prove the employer intentionally disregarded the dangerous or defective conditions which caused the injury.
If you were injured on the job as a result of a defective product or piece of equipment, help is available. Contact a California defective equipment attorney at Nyman Turkish today to get started. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you negotiate a high value Workers’ Compensation claim so that you can maximize the compensation you are entitled to receive and keep your focus on what is most important, your health and recovery.
Schedule a FREE Consultation with a California Defective Equipment Attorney at Nyman Turkish Today
Do you work with high-powered machinery or equipment at your place of employment? Were you injured when something broke or failed to work as intended? If so, call Nyman Turkish today to speak with a California defective equipment attorney. Our Firm offers a FREE CONSULTATION. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained while working. Our NO FEE GUARANTEE means you have nothing to lose by contacting a Workers’ Compensation attorney at Nyman Turkish today for assistance with your claim. We can be reached at 1-877-529-4773.