Manufacturing Equipment Liability

Tulsa Manufacturing Equipment Liability Attorneys

Defective & Dangerous Manufacturing Equipment in Oklahoma

Factory employees and other industrial workers are often required to use dangerous machinery and equipment on the job. Power tools, ladders, scaffolding, forklifts, and other similar equipment may be essential to performing industrial work, but these items can also cause catastrophic injuries or deaths when they are defective.

If you were injured, or if someone you love died, due to faulty manufacturing equipment, you may have grounds for a product liability claim against the manufacturer or another liable party. At Brewster & De Angelis, we have decades of experience representing injured industrial and manufacturing workers, as well as the families of those tragically killed in on-the-job and work-related accidents. We know how to go up against major manufacturers and other powerful entities in our pursuit of justice for our clients.

Continue reading to learn more, or contact our Tulsa manufacturing equipment liability lawyers at (918) 265-1214 for a free consultation today.

Types of Defective Manufacturing Equipment

Any piece of equipment or machinery could be defective. However, some items are more commonly defective than others.

At Brewster & De Angelis, we represent clients who have been injured or who have lost loved ones due to defective:

  • Ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Vehicles
  • Construction equipment
  • Power tools
  • Heavy machinery
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes

Note that this list is not exhaustive. If you suffered serious injuries or if your loved one died after using any type of defective or dangerous machinery, tool, or equipment, reach out to our team right away to learn how we can help.

What Makes Manufacturing Equipment “Defective?”

Under product liability law, any product—including manufacturing equipment—is considered “defective” if it fails to perform as intended and/or presents an unreasonable risk of foreseeable injury to the user.

There are three main types of product defects:

  • Design Defects: A design defect occurs when the actual design of the product makes it unreasonably unsafe for typical use. For example, a power tool that is designed without safety guards has a design defect.
  • Manufacturing Defect: A manufacturing defect refers to a product that has been properly designed but improperly manufactured. An example includes scaffolding that is constructed without critical components, rendering it structurally unsound.
  • Labeling Defects: A labeling defect occurs when a product is missing important warnings, instructions, or other labels required for the safe use of that product. For example, a ladder that is missing safety warnings could have a labeling defect.

While any type of product that is poorly made, has a faulty design, or does not have adequate safety features or warnings can cause harm to its user, manufacturing equipment is often more dangerous than the average product. As a result, defective manufacturing equipment can cause much greater injury to users than other types of faulty products.

Common Injuries Associated with Defective Manufacturing Equipment

Often, defective manufacturing equipment causes serious and even fatal accidents. Those who survive these incidents may be left with catastrophic injuries, permanent disabilities, and life-altering impairments.

Some of the most common injuries associated with defective manufacturing equipment and related accidents include:

  • Accidental amputation
  • Loss of limb
  • Eye and face injuries
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing damage
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Crush injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Organ damage
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Toxic exposure

These and other catastrophic injuries typically require extensive medical attention and ongoing care. Victims may be unable to return to work, either temporarily or permanently, as a result of their injuries, and they may never enjoy the same quality of life they once did.

To make matters worse, recovering compensation can be very challenging. However, with the help of an experienced attorney, you put yourself in the best position of recovering the full and fair compensation you are owed.

Fighting to Maximize Your Recovery

If you were injured on the job due to defective manufacturing equipment, you may have several options for recovery. You could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and you could also have a claim against the manufacturer or distributor of the defective equipment.

At Brewster & De Angelis, our Tulsa manufacturing equipment liability attorneys conduct careful and exhaustive investigations into our clients' claims. We strive to uncover exactly what happened and, most importantly, who is liable. This allows us to aggressively pursue all possible avenues of compensation on our clients’ behalf.

As your legal team, we will be available to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the legal process. We prioritize client service and communication—when you choose Brewster & De Angelis, you will be treated with the attention, care, and respect you deserve.

Injured by defective manufacturing or industrial equipment? Contact us online or call (918) 265-1214 today to set up an appointment for a free consultation. 

Proven Results & Success

Hear From Our Past Clients
    "We are so grateful to the team at Brewster & DeAngelis."
    When we came to Brewster & DeAngelis, we had no idea what we wanted or what we were doing. We were broken and grieving and trying to make sense of a senseless situation, and Guy, Monty, Clark… the entire office, really, starting with the front desk… stepped in and took the burden off our shoulders. We didn’t have to worry about what we were doing or what we wanted anymore because they took the lead in a compassionate and efficient manner- they truly cared about helping our family and they didn’t ask us to carry any additional burdens- they took time to discover what we didn’t know we needed and they took care of business. They also made sure to address all of our needs outside of a “typical” legal experience by encouraging and facilitating our advocacy and educational awareness. We never wanted to need an attorney, but when we did, we were blessed to find amazing friends and supporters. We are so grateful to the team at Brewster & DeAngelis.
    - Cassie F.
    "Brewster & De Angelis Law Offices is truly remarkable."
    From the moment I reached out to them, their commitment to ethical standards and unwavering support shone through. Their dedication to doing what's right not only instilled confidence in their legal expertise but also made me feel genuinely cared for. Throughout my case, their kindness and support made a significant difference, making a challenging situation feel more manageable. I couldn't recommend Brewster & De Angelis Law Offices highly enough for their exceptional ethics and compassionate approach.
    - Christina F.
    "There are no words for how grateful I am to the entire Brewster & De Angelis team and how hard they worked to get justice for my son, Gavin, after 4 long years."
    There are no words for how grateful I am to the entire Brewster & De Angelis team and how hard they worked to get justice for my son, Gavin, after 4 long years. I sat in the court room for seven days and saw how hard each and everyone worked and the fight they put in each time they got up. I saw how much they cared. I strongly believe if it was not for this team, I would not have gotten justice for Gavin in his medical negligence case. I will forever be thankful.
    - Krystal B.
    "I will forever be grateful to the zealous lawyering and selfless generosity of this extraordinary law firm."
    My family and I are so grateful for the countless hours and all the hard work that each attorney and staff member of Brewster & De Angelis devoted over several years in the pursuit of justice. Clark Brewster and Katie Arnold McDaniel took the time to discover what no other person - not my previous defense attorney, the district attorney, or the Court - took the time to find. The erroneous cancelation of my driver’s license was the product of a court clerk’s mistake. What an amazing team! I will forever be grateful to the zealous lawyering and selfless generosity of this extraordinary law firm.
    - Stephen J.
    "Five stars!"
    Five stars! Katie is one amazingly smart cookie! Once she enters the room, you know you're in good hands! Also, probably best not to get on her bad side, you'll lose!
    - Brandon M.
    "I cannot recommend better advocates than the Brewster & DeAngelis Team."
    The office staff is polite, competent, and caring. Mr. Brewster and Mr. Fortney were generous with their time, giving detailed and informative advice. Katie Arnold McDaniel is a star. She has counseled me through various case types. Her ability to quickly understand information relevant to a dispute, analyze the issues, and find the means to resolve them is amazing to watch. Katie is a fierce advocate, compassionate, and trustworthy. She timely communicates and will do what she says she will do. I highly recommend this law firm.
    - Mallory M.
    "Mbilike is the most ethical and honest attorney around and his work ethics are top notch. Thank you Mbilike"
    Mbilike with Brewster & De Angelis represented me as a defendant in a case in Claremore Oklahoma. we went through 2.5 years of discovery, depositions and on into trial. His work was excellent and stood up to everything that the opposing council threw at us. The judge was obviously impressed by his writings and responses as well. We won on every account, and did not even argue our case after the plaintiff rested, as we knew the judge had all the information needed from the plaintiffs argument. this was a long arduous suit by some really unethical people and Mbilike put it on without a hitch and received a big win. Mbilike is the most ethical and honest attorney around and his work ethics are top notch. Thank you Mbilike
    - Jim C.
    "We will be forever grateful to them for giving us a chance to live again, following the single worst day of our lives."
    Jennifer and her team have been invaluable in helping us navigate life following my father's injury. The negligence of medical "professionals" left our family broken and afraid. Without the assistance of this wonderful team, we would not have ever recovered. They advised us, listened to us, supported us, and fought for us when no one else would. We will be forever grateful to them for giving us a chance to live again, following the single worst day of our lives.
    - Jessica M.

What Sets Brewster & De Angelis Apart?

  • Available & Responsive
    The attorneys at Brewster & De Angelis are always available to provide you with updates and answer questions regarding your case. At the end of the day, we work for you and pride ourselves on being available regardless of the situation.
  • Focused On Your Best Interests
    When going through a legal matter, things can seem scary and uncontrollable. Our team works to refine the legal process in order to ensure you not only understand exactly what is going on, but also that your goals and interests are taken into account with every decision.
  • Collaborative Legal Strategies
    Unlike other law firms, we handle a small number of cases so that our team can focus on getting you results. When it is time to get ready for trial, you can be assured that our full team of litigators has convened to get you the best possible outcome.
  • Dedicated & Trusted Counsel
    At Brewster & De Angelis we have the top litigators in Tulsa, Oklahoma and we have been serving our community for over forty years, giving us the tools and knowledge to aggressively and effectively handle your case.
When Dealing With a Legal Matter, You Need Confidence On Your Side

For over forty years, our dedicated team of attorneys have been protecting the rights of individuals throughout Oklahoma.

Obtain the Results You Need & Deserve Today

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.