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Meaningful Results In Defective Machinery Cases
When defective machinery causes an injury in the workplace, the workers’ compensation claim process may become more complicated than normal. This is because such claims could involve more than one group. Although the claims are more complex, they also carry the possibility of additional recovery. If your workplace injury involved defective machinery, you will need the assistance of an attorney who knows how to navigate these claims.
At Golitko & Daly, P.C., our attorneys apply their decades of workers’ compensation and injury experience to assist clients throughout Indiana. They understand how your injury has affected every aspect of your life and how important your financial recovery is to rebuilding your future.
What Happens When Machines Malfunction?
Many things can cause a machine to malfunction and injure someone. For example, the machine may:
- Have a poor design and lack needed safety features
- Emit chemicals or toxic fumes
- Lack safety features that shut it down in an emergency
- Not have been maintained correctly
- Need replacement due to age or wear
Some of these problems come from the original design and manufacturing of the machine. Others stem from a failure of the company to keep the machine in working order after the company put it into use or, perhaps, from an outside company, hired to maintain the machine, failing to do its job correctly.
Pursuing Multiple Claims At Once
If you were injured by a defective machine at work, you could have more than one claim to pursue. Although you can still file a workers’ compensation claim, you may also have a third-party claim against the manufacturer or maintenance company. We pursue these cases as personal injury lawsuits. This would allow you to request damages beyond your workers’ compensation benefits.
We have extensive experience with all types of workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits, and we know how to maximize your results. We will pursue all potential resources for your recovery.
We Are Ready To Help
No matter what types of claims you pursue for your injuries, the caring and skilled attorneys at Golitko & Daly, P.C., are here for you. Please reach out to one of our three offices. You can call our Indianapolis office at 317-566-9600, our Kokomo office at 765-865-9300 or our Bloomington office at 812-566-2600. You may also contact us through our online form.