Proving a Product is Defective

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, there are certain essential elements that must be proven. It must be proven that the product was defective and that this defect caused an injury. A product defect can be the result of a defective design, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn of the hazards of using a product. Just because a product causes an injury doesn’t necessarily mean that the product was defective and the manufacturer or seller is liable.   Read more

Protecting Workers with Machine Guarding

Moving parts on machinery can be dangerous to workers. Equipment such as conveyor belts can create “pinch points” or “nip points.” They can cause serious injuries such as crushed or amputated fingers, crushed hands, and even burns or blindness. Contractors and owners should take the necessary steps to protect workers from these severe injuries and eliminate any hazards. Machine guarding can go a long way toward protecting workers. Read more

Who May be Liable in a Product Liability Claim?

When someone is injured by a defective product, they may be able to make a product liability claim. Product liability can be based on defective design, defective manufacturing, or a failure to warn about the hazards of using a product. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine who to hold liable for injuries caused by a defective product. Under the theory of strict liability, any party in the chain of commerce may be held liable in a product liability claim. This includes: Manufacturer The chain of commerce usually begins with the manufacturer of a product. It may seem obvious that the Read more