Whether you're a construction worker or a printing press operator, large industrial equipment and industrial machinery pose a certain amount of physical risk. The designers and manufacturers of these machines used on jobsites have the obligation to make sure their machines are as safe as possible for employees. If you were injured by a machine on your job, you may have both a products liability claim and a workers’ compensation claim. When a design defect causes catastrophic injuries or even death, we can help you do something about it.
When you're injured on the job, as an employee there are several important things to consider before you move forward with or settle a workers’ comp claim. If you simply report the accident and accept only what's offered to you, you're likely not getting the compensation you will need to cover all current and future lost wages, current and future medical care, reconstructive surgeries, loss of quality of life.
These claims provide no compensation for your pain and suffering. As a products liability law firm, we will investigate the equipment manufacturer's liability and all aspects of your case, helping you obtain maximum compensation via settlement or jury award.
While we typically handle only the products liability aspect of your claim, we have worked successfully with leading Worker Comp attorneys in many cases. The Law Office of Michael W. Patrick serves people who are injured by defective machinery at Central North Carolina workplaces, such as:
We offer injured workers more than 30 years of experience in products liability cases to help them get the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. Serious injuries common to industrial accidents include crush injuries, head injuries, burns, loss of limb, and injuries to the extremities.
If a machine, piece of farming equipment, or product is defective or is poorly designed or malfunctions and it causes you physical harm, our firm can help you get compensation through a products liability claim.
If a loved one was killed in an accident involving defective machinery, we can pursue a wrongful death claim to get compensation for your loss. Though monetary compensation cannot replace a lost limb, restore burned tissue, or bring back a loved one, it can be a critical and pivotal step on the road to recovery or to provide the financial resources to support the injured employee’s family.
Our North Carolina law firm offers a free initial consultation in every personal injury case. For help with filing a products liability claim for your injuries, contact the Law Office of Michael W. Patrick.