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.
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:
- Construction equipment
- Power tools
- Heavy machinery
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
- 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.