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Construction Site Injuries Caused by Equipment Failure

 Posted on May 14, 2024 in Personal Injury

TX injury lawyerAll workers in all professions can get injured at their workplace under various circumstances. Whether you work in a quiet office sitting at a desk all day or your job is more physically demanding, there are endless ways someone could potentially end up with an injury. One specific field with a particularly high risk of workplace injury is construction. Accidents can be caused by many things including exposure to unsafe materials, unstable work spaces, or equipment failure. If you or a loved one is injured while operating heavy machinery that malfunctions, the life-long results can be drastic. An assertive EL Paso, TX workplace injury attorney can help you hold accountable whoever is truly responsible.

What is Third-Party Liability?

At construction sites, there are often various people who are responsible for different things. When an accident happens, it could be the responsibility of several people, depending on the circumstances. For example:

  • Construction workers who operate certain equipment need to make sure they are following safety regulations. Otherwise, the machinery could end up causing damage to property or other people. 
  • Their employers need to provide supervisors who can ensure that work is happening in an appropriate setting. They need to make sure that any obstacles to safety are quickly removed and that any unsafe work practices are promptly stopped. Employers also need to provide proper training to their employees about both the equipment they need to use and safety practices to follow. Finally, they also need to ensure that all equipment is cared for properly and that any issues get repaired quickly.
  • Equipment manufacturers must provide safe equipment. If their merchandise is misused or not given appropriate maintenance, that would likely not be considered the manufacturer’s fault. However, if the equipment does not meet standards regardless of how it is used, that would likely be the manufacturer’s responsibility. 

Other examples of people or companies that might be considered responsible for an equipment failure include subcontractors, manufacturers of toxic substances, and suppliers of defective materials. A third-party liability attorney can review your case and advise you on what directions to pursue. If your injury is stopping you from going back to your former job, a third-party claim might be able to get you compensation for your medical costs in addition to lost wages and pain and suffering.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Texas Third-Party Liability Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered a debilitating injury as the result of equipment failure at work, speak with an experienced Sierra Blanca, TX third-party liability lawyer to understand how to proceed. Call James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. at 915-544-5200 to schedule a free consultation.

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