Defective Equipment

Charlotte Equipment Accident Attorneys

The use of defective equipment is a major cause of workplace accidents. These types of accidents often result in devastatingly serious injuries. If you have been injured at work in a dangerous or defective equipment accident, you can count on The Sasser Law Firm for experienced and knowledgeable representation in workers' compensation matters. The firm represents heavy equipment operators, machinists, plant workers, factory workers, assembly line workers, and other industrial workers who have been injured on the job.

When a Third Party Caused the Accident

When an accident occurs at work, the injured worker can receive workers' compensation benefits but cannot sue his or her employer. However, if a party other than the employer caused or contributed to the accident, the claimant can pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. Examples of a liable third party on a job site include:

  • A negligent subcontractor or employee from another company
  • The manufacturer of a defective machine or product

If your accident was caused by a dangerous or malfunctioning machine, you may be entitled to compensation in excess of your workers' compensation settlement. The Sasser Law Firm can discuss your options for pursuing a third-party liability claim based on the specific circumstances of your accident injuries. The firm will work to hold the product manufacturer responsible for the injuries and damages you have suffered.

Defective equipment can involve virtually any machine or tool used on the job: break presses, scaffolding, roller machines, tractors, cranes, forklifts, bulldozers, boilers, power tools, appliances, and heavy equipment.

Contact North Carolina Workers' Comp Lawyers

If you have been injured in a heavy equipment accident or any other machine accident involving dangerous or defective equipment, contact