Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers
The manufacturer, supplier, and seller of personal protective equipment has a duty to manufacture, supply, and sell the equipment in a safe condition or a condition safe for all foreseeable uses. It should contain no unsafe elements.
If your injury is on-the-job, you may be entitled not only to Workers’ Compensation benefits but also have the right to file a “third party” claim.
“Third party” liability includes a person or company who is not your employer. Often, third parties include general or sub-contractor, the manufacturer of defective or unsafe construction equipment, or any other type of third party who contributed to the injury because of misconduct or negligence. For these reasons, it is in your best interest to have an attorney or law firm representing you, allowing them to handle all aspects of your construction accident case
If helmets, bump caps, hairnets, eye glasses for all occasions, respirators, gas masks, protective footwear, safety belts, safety lines, air supply hoods, flame-retardant clothing, cold-weather clothing, high-visibility and night-hazard clothing, disposable clothing, leaded clothing, electromagnetic radiation suits, and conductive clothing are defective or unsafe and cause or increase an injury, then the manufacturer, supplier, or seller can be held legally responsible and liable for damages.
Here are a few examples of defective protective equipment lawsuits:
- Manufacturers of a protective hat that conducts electricity or burns too quickly can be liable.
- The manufacturer of air-supplied who fails to see the suit without sufficient mechanical strength to withstand frequent rough handling/abuse causing mucus membranes to be destroyed by acetate or ammonia vapors might be held liable.
- The manufacturer of a safety belt or a suspension harness must allow for the additional weight of jackhammers and other equipment might be held liable.
- Eye-protection equipment must protect. Safety glasses in plants used with caustic solutions will not protect the eyes from splashes that go under the rim of the glasses. A full-face shield or goggles may be required. Workers should be instructed by the manufacturer as to the appropriate types of safety glasses for each job.
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If you or a loved one has been injured, we are happy to answer your questions and have one of our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
With offices in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Bethlehem and Reading, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.