Chicago Defective Equipment Lawyers
Fighting for Increased Safety Across All Industries
The construction industry is incredibly dangerous—there are very many hazards that construction workers need to deal with while on the job. In order to protect themselves from these hazards, safety equipment is utilized such as protective eyewear, harnesses, lanyards, bracing and planking.
However, there are construction sites that are not run properly, so they may be missing this vital equipment or the equipment they do have may not have been maintained properly, which can result in serious injuries that are preventable.
In one of our firm’s recent victories, we secured $3.3 million for the family of a construction worker who died in a fall due to the alleged lack of fall protection. This failure to provide the simplest of protections could have prevented a tragic loss of life. OSHA notes that falls are the leading cause of fatality on construction sites—an event that could be completely prevented with proper precautions.
The Possibility of Product Liability Claims
There are also instances in which safety equipment is utilized, but the equipment is defective and therefore prone to failure. In these situations, the injured person, or plaintiff, has to prove there was a design or manufacturing defect in the product that caused their injury and that the manufacturer did not give sufficient warning against the possible dangers of the product.
For any on-the-job injury, you will usually explore your workers’ compensation benefits first, but you may also have a product liability case if the injury was caused by defective safety equipment. Romanucci & Blandin, LLC has seasoned workers' compensation attorneys who can determine if you have a claim against a manufacturer or seller and how we can help get you compensation.
On top of your workers’ compensation benefits, a product liability claim could help you recover:
- Loss of earning capacity
- Education for a new career
- Outstanding medical costs
- The cost of long-term rehabilitation
- Transportation to and from medical care
- Home modifications to accommodate injury
As a representative for both individual workers and labor unions across multiple industries, Romanucci & Blandin has the experience and vast knowledge to investigate your case. It all starts with a phone call. Dial (312) 647-2544 to speak with our firm in a free case consultation—you pay us nothing unless we win your case, so don’t hesitate to call us as soon as possible.