There is a wide range of on-the-job risks for Kentucky workers. Creating a safe workplace should be the goal of every company; however, many companies take shortcuts to save money or simply because they are lazy. This results in faulty equipment all over the workplace.
Faulty workplace equipment is one of the many hazards employees contend with regularly. The infamous hazardous professions, such as construction work, are often brought to mind when talking about defective equipment. Injuries, both minor and severe, can be caused by unsafe and faulty equipment. If you are injured by defective equipment at your workplace, seek the services of a Kentucky workplace injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Faulty equipment may lead to injuries of varying degrees, no matter what kind of equipment it is. Some defective equipment injuries may even result in serious injuries. Hazardous equipment that frequently causes workplace injuries include:
To pursue a claim for compensation in the event of damage caused by faulty equipment, employees have options:
Faulty machinery, tools, and equipment can result in accidents and injuries in the workplace due to various causes. The majority of work equipment incidents may be attributed to the following:
Employers have certain legal responsibilities regarding workplace health and safety intended to ensure their employees’ workplace health and safety. In Kentucky, these are enforced via regulations including, but not limited to, 803 KAR 2:600. These regulations are implemented to safeguard employees.
To put it simply, there are regulations in place for the workplace to ensure that the workers are kept safe and provided with proper equipment. Following are a few of the steps employers should take to remain compliant:
If you have suffered an injury due to faulty equipment in the workplace in Kentucky, contact Saladino & Schaaf right away.
Our team of experienced lawyers handles cases involving workers’ compensation and personal injury. Our Kentucky workplace accident and personal injury attorneys have decades of experience in resolving a wide variety of claims, including those that involve defective equipment.
If you suffer an injury due to equipment malfunction, our lawyers can help you determine whether or not you have a third-party claim. To ensure you receive all necessary medical care, the workers’ compensation team at Saladino & Schaaf will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. We have years of experience representing Kentuckians in workplace injury claims. Contact us online or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah) or 270-753-1529 (Murray) today to schedule your free consultation.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm with offices in Paducah, KY and Murray, KY. We serve clients throughout Kentucky and Illinois.
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